At THR3EFOLD, we envision a day when the fashion industry has a 100% ethically made supply chain. As a brand, we know sometimes you need well run factories, and other times you need excellent handcrafted artisan work, best found in the skilled communities where it originated. For this we trust organizations with a compliance certification called Craftmark, here’s why.
Earlier this week we highlighted our favorite ethical clothing brands, today we want to share some great retailers and online marketplaces that are filled to the brim with wonderful ethical shopping finds.
Although Black Friday is typically associated with excess, it doesn’t have to be, it all depends on how you choose to shop. To make it easier for you to be a conscious consumer this holiday season, we’ve curated a list of 5 ethical clothing brands to shop while you’re on the hunt for your Black Friday deals.
In the western world, the only garment factory news we hear is bad news. It’s factory collapses and fires, unlivable wages, and child labor. Without meaning to, it results in us pitying the entire workforce for the conditions they appear subject to. There’s no doubt we have a ways to go until every factory is run ethically, but between our recent trip to India and some great articles by the New York Times here and here, we felt encouraged to offer you an alternate point of view of the garment workers themselves. So, here’s some hurdles rural Indian women face to earn factory jobs and why you should be inspired by them, not view them as charity.
Here at THR3EFOLD we have one major pet peeve our team shares, ho-hum holly-hobby products prancing around as ethical fashion. It may be ethical, but fashion it is not. You do not have to look like you live on a farm and make your own fuel out of corn to be a conscious consumer and we are trying to debunk that stereotype as quickly as possible. There are actually many simple things you can do to lower your footprint without compromising your style. One of those steps is building a capsule wardrobe.
Growing a business is hard and we feel your pain. Given the flooded market and difficult retail landscape, you’ve got your work cut out for you. But fret not, we’ve found a few kind souls who are trying to make it just a little bit easier for you. Here’s 7 grant competitions for you ethical fashion entrepreneurs out there.
With so many brands touting their conscious, transparent ways, it is sometimes hard to weed out the marketing ploys from the companies creating real sustainable change. Thankfully there are organizations out there, such as Project Just and Fashion Revolution, who are checking in on your favorite brands so that as a conscious consumer you can shop confidently. Here’s a heavy hitter list of 3 unethical clothing brands you should definitely avoid.
We know first-hand how expensive it is to run and grow an ethical fashion brand, so instead of giving away some of that valuable profit, create sustainable partnerships that enable real change where it’s needed. Not sure where to start? Luckily, we’ve put together 5 ways to becoming an ethical fashion brand that you can implement into your business plan.
At THR3EFOLD, we absolutely love connecting fashion brands with ethical factories around the world to easily allow them to manufacture responsibly, so naturally, we get to have conversations with some pretty great humans working to push the ethical fashion movement forward. So keep reading our blog, as we will be highlighting the great influencers in the ethical fashion world that are making it easier for you to be a conscious consumer. This week, say hello to Jess Puccinelli from Haute Hope, one of our favorite conscious etailers, who is carefully curating gift boxes jam packed with products that are changing the world.