You may read a lot about ethical fashion and sustainable fashion and wonder if they are synonyms or if there is a difference. To be honest, it’s something even the fashion industry is still struggling to define, so we wanted to break it down and make it simple. First of all, both are good and help us move in a positive direction and we hope that we will one day see a day where the whole industry operate in both on the reg. Here’s the difference between ethical & sustainable fashion.
Trying to source fabric, choose a factory, and deciding whether you are organic, naturally dyed, or ethically made can make you feel simply lost. Why not take matters in your own hands? By attending TexWorld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Tradeshow you can get connected to the resources you need all under one roof. Here’s why you should attend.
Conscious Consumer 101 is buy less and be more intentional with the purchases you make. Which is why you don’t get far down the conscious road without running into the concept of a capsule wardrobe. Fret not, you don’t need to burn everything you own and start over to be a conscious consumer, quite the opposite in fact. Here’s 10 things you already own to start your capsule wardrobe.
So you’ve decided to be more a sustainable brand but now you have zero idea where to start? You are not alone. Deciding to be sustainable requires a big leap in effort and education. What materials do you use? How do you measure waste and reduce it? A good start is to focus on closing the loop of existing materials since there’s so much already out there. So here’s 5 reasons why you should source deadstock fabrics specifically by joining our upcoming Deadstock District.
You may often hear of ethical fashion and sustainable fashion and wonder what’s the difference or feel they seem interchangeable. Well for your clarification, ethical fashion focuses more on the people component of our supply chain whereas sustainable fashion focuses on reducing our environmental impact. Between water waste, chemical usage, and the massive landfill consumption from unwanted clothing and unused textiles, we’ve got our work cut out for us. We have to start being intentional about our future as an industry, and here’s the 10 must-read books on sustainable fashion to get us there.
We all have a role to play both in uplifting the global economy as well as reducing our environmental footprint. Here at THR3EFOLD, we often talk about the ethical certifications at the factory level because our focus is on connecting you with ethical factories around the world, however did you know you could also operate up to ethical standards within your brand or even as a retailer? The Sustainable Apparel Coalition created the Higg Index to help all of us assess where we are at and the areas in which we can improve. How do you measure up?
Your fridge is plastered with Save the Dates and you've dropped about 1,000 bucks on cheaply made bridesmaid dresses. It must be wedding season. If you haven't discovered yet, the wedding industry is a behemoth, archaic institution riddled with egregious markups and ethical malpractice. Thankfully, all is not lost, technology and transparency trends are demanding change. We’ve rounded up 6 must-know ethical companies revolutionizing the wedding industry. It just takes a few brave leaders before others start to follow and we love what these companies are doing!
If you do some digging around sustainable fashion, you may start to notice a conversation budding among some pioneering brands boasting that they source from deadstock fabric. But what is deadstock fabric anyways and why should you care? We’re so glad you asked…
If you aren’t subscribed to our weekly emails you may not be aware that every Wednesday our ethical manufacturing email highlights an ethical fashion blogger you should be following. These influencers are doing their part to drive forward the conversation around ethical fashion and are making it easier to be a conscious consumer. So here’s 9 ethical fashion bloggers to follow now.