So, you’re changing over your wardrobe for the winter months as crisp fall air is quickly replacing the balmy afternoons of summer. Naturally, the question of what to do with old clothes has crossed your mind. Thanks to our good buddies Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, we all know that donating to a thrift shop is one option. However, that is simply reusing clothing, not actually recycling the textiles.
When you begin to look into responsible manufacturing it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but there are many great ethical manufacturing certifications that THR3EFOLD trusts to ensure our factories are running at the standards that end poverty and change the world, and Better Work is one of those certifications. Better Work is a comprehensive programme bringing together all levels of the garment industry to improve working conditions and respect of labour rights for workers, and boost the competitiveness of apparel, not to mention they do so in collaboration with the United Nation’s International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. Let’s see why else they brush their shoulders off.
On the hunt for an adorable blouse or killer blazer for fall? Want to be a conscious consumer but not sure where to buy? We’ve got you covered with the 5 essential questions to ask ethical fashion brands before you treat yo’ self. Trust us, they will revolutionize your ethical fashion experience.
Often times when you’re trying to make your brand more conscious, the first thought is to simply bring manufacturing back to US soil. Problem is, the solution isn’t as simple as “Made in America” when it comes to being an ethical fashion brand because the reality is we live in a very global world, inextricably connected.
When you are shopping, you may see tags for organic fabric and wonder how it has anything to do with you? We think that's a legit question, and we've often considered ourselves, because at THR3EFOLD, as much as we love the planet, we are first and foremost focused on at-risk people. So when we learned the dangers of traditional textile production as it relates to the farmer and the end user, our perspective was changed. So let's take a deeper look at how organic cotton is actually a humanitarian issue.
It's so great that consumers are finally demanding a transparent and sustainable supply chain, but even better is that government is beginning to support this shift as well. The California Transparency and Supply Chain Act sets a great precedence for the role government can play for us all to work together to change the world. As a brand owner, it's easy to feel overwhelmed when navigating this landscape for the first time, so we wanted to give you a rundown of the basics. So here's a breakdown of what it is and how it measures your business.
When it comes to ethically made clothing we really love to dig deep for brands that aren't just forging a path in process but are keeping current with trends as well. So here are some brands that left the ho-hum at home and are pushing the B Corp name forward in style.