Join us for the launch of Ethical NYFW, an event bringing the conversation around the social and environmental issues in fashion to the main stage during New York Fashion Week. We are partnering with human trafficking organization Who They Are and Arlo Hotels for a 4 day pop up shop and party and we cannot wait to kick it off. But that's not all we are celebrating...
Building a brand is exciting and has lots of twists and turns. Step behind the scenes of ethical fashion brand Poppy Row to see how the Founder Crystal Row went from an idea (half naked in a bathroom) to launch to serve all sizes with modular staples that work for every facet of life.
Levi's estimates it takes 998 gallons of water to make one pair of jeans. This is crazy. The process of making denim is notorious for a massive waste of water, excessive chemical use, and little use of recycled material. But here's how one company is using technology to produce denim with one glass of water.
By Loren Nichole, Sustainable Fashion Analyst
Africa is the home of many of fashion’s most popular techniques and materials including mud cloth painted pillows, ankara printed fabrics, and raffia woven bags and shoes. An article published on BSR’s website noted that sub-Saharan Africa is an “attractive” sourcing destination. It’s liberal trade policies, growing youth population coupled with the fastest urbanization rate, and easy access to ‘Western’ markets makes it the hotspot for partnering with fashion businesses.
The Citizenry founders, Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley, also love the abundance of untapped, creative potential in Africa. Some of their favorite artisan groups to work with are their African partners due to the raw talent and creative flexibility many of these groups share.