One of the biggest things we try to educate brands on, is that sustainability is a journey, your ethical sourcing is a journey. The place where you launch your brand on day 1 is just the first step to building a brand for people, planet, and profit. One of our favorite brands who exemplifies this journey most is Mara Hoffman, who has slowly grown her business to be a leader in sustainable fashion one decision at a time. Last week we had the privilege of attending the launch event of their latest sustainability initiative Mara Hoffman: Repaired and Renewed in partnership with The Renewal Workshop. Here's our conversation with the team and what you can takeaway for your own sustainability journey as well.
You've gotta have a little respect for companies that put their money where their mouth is. Since 2015, H&M has been dolling out 1 million euros to 5 lucky recipients who they've deemed innovators in pushing forward sustainable fashion. The leaders emerging as winners never fail to blow your mind with untapped possibilities. Here are the winners for 2018's Global Change Award.
Big brands get the brunt of the blame when it comes to environmental problems in the fashion industry. And if you’ve ever worked in one, you know why. Creating endless products, wasting resources for last minute design changes, and only a few with the power to change strategy. It’s no wonder smart people leave to go make a difference elsewhere. We’re here to tell you, there’s hope where you are! Here’s how big brands can be more sustainable this week.
If you work in fashion production or design, odds are you have loads of fabric lying around your office. Multiply that by every brand on this planet and it’s no wonder textile waste is one of the largest contributing factors to the fashion industry’s waste problem. Well we are here to help. Here’s the quick and easy checklist to sell your fabric liability today.
In the world of eCommerce nothing sells more than great photos. Want to sell your fabric liability? You need great photos to do it. Here’s how to capture stellar photos of your fabric liability and start selling it today.
You may be hearing some chatter about digital printing and wondering if that's right for your team. Is it sustainable? Is it cheaper? Is it the best strategy for your production? Let's find out.
In the 70’s, polyester changed the fashion industry. It was cheap, durable, and easy to clean. However, years later we began to learn the toxic properties and their problem on the environment. Today textile science seems to be advancing yet again and in a much more eco-friendly fashion. Here’s the 5 most surprising (and yummy) ingredients making sustainable textiles the latest trend in fashion.
After much time, many conversations, and going nearly cross-eyed staring at Photoshop, it's finally here. Introducing Deadstock District: A place for the fashion industry to sell their fabric liability, source deadstock fabric, and reduce textile waste. Is Deadstock District for you? Let's find out.
It’s been a while since we brought you a reading list. So if you’ve already ready everything on 10 Must Read Books About Ethical Fashion or The Top 10 Books on Sustainable Fashion we have a fresh and easy list for you to click to buy today and get your 2018 off to a motivated and educated head start.
The fashion industry can unanimously agree that our impact on the planet is a problem. Yet, we cannot agree on a solution. And by way of inaction, we collectively choose to do nothing at all. But you are different. You personally are responsible for the materials you choose for your team and you know that choosing natural fibers will allow you to be more sustainable. Right? Here’s why.