One of the easiest ways to be a conscious consumer is to recycle old clothes. Did you know that Americans donate only about 15% of their used clothing each year, while the remainder of those garments, a whopping 10.5 million tons, are stuffed into landfills where they then decompose for 30-40 years? Here are the 5 nationwide retailers making it easy for you to stop the landfill in it’s tracks.
When you decide to become an ethical fashion brand it can actually be a pretty overwhelming place. Navigating the world of international garment manufacturing is tricky, there’s labor standards, tariffs, and numerous cultural differences to consider. Fortunately, THR3EFOLD is here to make it easy for you. Every month, you can expect to learn more about industry ethical manufacturing certifications that provide a trusted standard when you work with factories a world away.
Everyone knows you can’t wear white after Labor Day, but personally, our favorite time to wear our white jeans is in September when it’s cooled down enough for pants but you still are enjoying the crispness that white brings to your wardrobe. To be transparent, we also really love breaking the rules, so there’s that. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself why not wearing white after Labor Day is even a rule? Turns out fashion plays a larger role in your cultural assumptions than you might be lead to believe. Let’s dive into how fashion dictates culture.
The moment you stumble upon a brilliant idea and those entrepreneurial talons sink in, you are a goner. Your mind probably spins around the clock, concocting new ideas and strategy to build your business to change the world, and you may find yourself devouring any great research you can get your hands on. We are 100% sold out nerds when it comes to changing the world and learning how to do it, so we are often reading 3 books at a time. Oops. So to give our obsession purpose, here's our top 10 books on social entrepreneurship, may they inspire you onward and upward.
Ever wondered how many people live in poverty? It’s actually estimated that nearly half of the world’s population live on less than $2.50 per day, and coming over a whopping 3 million people, that can make this cause seem completely overwhelming and quite frankly, unfathomable. India alone houses almost ⅓ of the world’s poverty population which is why we focused on starting our work there.
Last week, we made a cameo at Conscious Magazine, highlighting the 7 ethical designers showing in Fashion Week. We were really excited to write this article since it's obviously something we are quite passionate about, however it was harder than we thought. We were aware that the pool of high end ethical designer brands was small, but we didn't realize how small. Which got us thinking, while we wait on the industry to catch up with responsible manufacturing, what can we be doing now? Most of you are not going to move to a farm, grow our own food, weave our own textiles, and live off solar power - hard pass. So here are 5 easy things you can do to be a conscious consumer now.
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