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14 Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Myths That Need to Die

14 Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Myths That Need to Die

In honor of Fashion Revolution Week, which starts today, I’m going to get you fashion woke. Founded in 2014 to commemorate the April 24th 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,100 garment workers, this week brings attention to fact that conventional fashion forces female garment workers into unsafe, exploitative, and toxic...
  • Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    This events roundup is made possible by Kairos. Kairos Market Visiting a weekend market in the springtime is a favorite activity of New Yorkers, and Kairos Market is NYC’s newest craft market! Kairos is a community based craft fair that showcases a curation of handmade items exclusively created by local independent artists. The mission of Kairos is...
    This Should Be Required for Every Aspiring Fashion Designer

    This Should Be Required for Every Aspiring Fashion Designer

    The trip hadn’t even started, and already it had been thrown off track by a factory wall collapsing. Three fashion design students from Parson’s School of Design were headed to Cambodia to meet the garment workers who make our most affordable clothes. The trip, in partnership with the Levi Strauss Foundation, was planned by Remake,...
    Mamahuhu Rain Boots Are 100% Colombian and 100% Ethically Made

    Mamahuhu Rain Boots Are 100% Colombian and 100% Ethically Made

    Mamahuhu is an ethical shoe brand from Colombia, who trains artisans in economically disadvantaged areas as entrepreneurs. They make leather boots and moccasins, plus lace-up rainboots, like the ones I'm wearing in this picture. Mamahuhu funds the setup of workshop, purchase of machines, and provides the artisans with secure purchase orders, with the goal of...
    Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

    Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

    The big problem with typical feminist statement tees is that many are made by young women in sweatshops, which completely undercuts the message. Still, what to do instead? Advocates for the rights and wages of female garment factory workers in Asia find themselves caught in a moral double bind. On the one hand, we don't...
    Weekend Reading: This Superbowl Ad Gets Me

    Weekend Reading: This Superbowl Ad Gets Me

    What got you started on environmentalism? mindbodygreen asked a bunch of advocates, including myself! Fashion Do you have opinions on Photoshopping models? The Retouchers Accord is taking comments on its voluntary oath until February 28th. Two steps forward: H&M is now using bionic yarn in its latest Conscious Exclusive collection, which is made from plastic...
    It's Time to be a Snob About Your Fashion

    It’s Time to be a Snob About Your Fashion

    As the fashion scene has developed, we're seeing the emergence of brands that address literally every issue within fashion with an astounding fastidiousness, and are perfectly fashionable on top of all of that. My bar has been raised.
    Weekend Reading: What I'm Packing for the Women's March on Washington

    Weekend Reading: What I’m Packing for the Women’s March on Washington

    Hey readers, I’m leaving in an hour to go down to D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington. Above is what I’m packing: my most comfortable walking boots by Fortress of Inca, Kind granola bars, a portable phone charger, a Dopper water bottle with a removable cup I can use for hot tea or cocoa,...