We have a BIG announcement! THR3EFOLD is coming to Chicago! If you're ready to connect with local fashion leaders and practically learn how to build a brand for people and planet, then you won't want to miss this event!
It's that time of year again. Fashion Revolution Week is upon us and that means our 3rd annual Panel & Pop Up Party is coming. If you're ready to connect with sustainable fashion leaders, shop ethical fashion brands, and practically learn how you can help push the industry in a more positive direction for people and planet, then grab your tickets, spread the word, because you won't want to miss this event!
Check out our video teaching series to help you grow your fashion brand for people, planet, and profit. Today we discuss the top 5 rookie mistages made by new fashion brand startups. Listen and learn so you can launch your business the right way.
An estimated 21 billion pounds of textiles ends up in landfill every year. Over 91% of clothing sold in the US has been made in developing nations, likely by underpaid workers. It's no wonder that making a difference in this industry can feel quite daunting. However, change has only ever been achieved one way - one step at a time. That's why when we were introduced to Custom Collaborative, a sewing cooperative providing training to low income and immigrant women here in New York City, we were stoked. Here's more about them.
Check out our video teaching series to help you grow your fashion brand for people, planet, and profit. Today we discuss the 5 forms of funding you can seek to get your business launched now.
Tanya Donahue, CEO + Founder, Mango + Moose
Ethical. Sustainable. Socially Conscious. These may be buzzwords today, but the importance lies in their meaning. As social entrepreneurs, we are creating a new culture for today and tomorrow. At Mango + Moose our mission is to support artisans in developing nations through business and empowerment, and it is something we receive abundant praise for. However, praise doesn’t necessarily translate into sales, so it's vitally important you are smart with how you launch and grow your brand. Here's the 5 lessons I learned when starting my ethical fashion brand.
By Addison Martin, Brand Coordinator, THR3EFOLD
If you’re someone who is looking to start an ethical and sustainable fashion business, take your business in a more conscious direction, or just want to dip your toe in to learn more, here' some free resources you might want to check out.
By Nicole Adalmo, The Natural Edition
The Natural Edition is a collection of elevated basics created for the conscious consumer. From the start, our mission was to do things that we believed were better: materials sourced sustainably, manufacturing that does not harm people or the planet, quality that lasts, and products designed to make you feel good.
For sourcing, we were able to find suppliers and manufacturers that only worked in the sustainable and ethical space and they were a big help guiding us on our product development. However, when we began to assess our shipping strategy, we hit a dead end. The only option our suppliers had was a plastic polybag. They had not been able to solve this problem, so we got to work researching truly sustainable options for packaging, and here's what we found.
The fashion industry is at no shortage for conversation about change these days. Everyone is talking about needing to be more ethical and more sustainable. But why is there so much talk and not as much action? To put it simply, the supply chain is too complex for a simple solution, and it's going to take informed individuals and industry veterans working together to bridge
By Kristi Soomer, Founder & CEO, Encircled
Editor's Note: We help founders everyday make smarter decisions to grow their fashion brand into an ethical, sustainable, profitable business. A part of equipping founders with these skills is to tell the genesis stories of the already successful fashion brands shifting norms in the fashion industry for people and planet. Here is the story of beloved ethical and sustainable fashion brand Encircled. As usual, it started with a problem.