Spend any time reading about ethical fashion and you will quickly find the decided antagonist is fast fashion. But is slow fashion really the solution if the price point is just too expensive for most people? Here's how you can slow down fast fashion if you have the heart for people on an H&M budget.
Ever hear the news and feel utterly powerless to make a difference? In a day and age that seems crime, confusion, and terrorism are running rampant how do we initiate positive conversations of change and practical act on them? Here’s how you can take a stand this Fashion Revolution Day.
By Jessica Kelly | Founder & CEO | THR3EFOLD
When is the last time you had something fall apart in your wardrobe? What did you do with it? Did you try to get it fixed or toss it in the trash? It is estimated that US landfills take in 12.8 million tons of clothing per year, most of which, I assume, comes from clothing we feel can't be worn again by someone else. The problem is our modern society is completely uneducated about how many of these wear and tears can actually be mended to appear completely new again. Here are some amazing options for how to repair your clothes you thought were lost forever.
Food is further along when it comes to our organic understanding. We know to shop for USDA Organic certified for cage free, grass fed, chemical free food to fill our bellies but when you want to start designing organic, where do we turn? Here’s a certification that’s GOTS your back.
If you’ve been anywhere on social media in the last 6 months you may have seen this funny word hygge start popping up, and thought what on earth is that?? Well, the good news is it doesn’t require you buying anything and it’s an excellent way to thrive in these remaining days of winter (and all the days). So here’s your hygge how to, just in time for the chilly remaining days of winter.
So you want to design ethically, but you don’t know where to begin. Maybe a good place to start is your fabric excursion through the Garment District. Rather than simply being inspired by the feel and print of a fabric, be educated on its environmental repercussions as well. But maybe your goal is to be the top UNethical brand, in which case, here are the 6 most toxic fabrics to use if you want to kill the planet. Go bananas.
Krochet Kids intl. is a non-profit lifestyle brand working in Uganda and Peru to fulfill its mission statement – to empower people to rise above poverty. Every product is hand-signed by the woman who made it so supporters can know who and how they are helping. We sat down with Co-Founder Kohl Crecelius to learn more about why he is passionate about ethical fashion being a vehicle for change.
When you’re considering ethical manufacturing, you have a couple different roads you can take and the many options on each can seem overwhelming. The good news is, THR3EFOLD is here to help you make better supply chain decisions and ease the factory finding process for you. If you’re struggling with factory made verses artisan made and what that might look like, here’s some things to consider.
By Madeline Bennett
I get it - we are college girls living in an expensive world and ethical fashion can be a hard feat! I personally succumb to a Forever 21 purchase every time I see those bright sale signs in their flashy windows; old habits die hard, but after learning how horrible they treat their employees and reading the stories of those being empowered by ethical fashion brands, even my lowly college status isn’t enough to keep me away from buying into ethical brands.
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