fair-trade fashion

Panâh: An Ethical Fashion Production House That Empowers Kenyan Women, Youth

How did you and Morteza Saifi decide to found Panah? My husband has spent over 20 years in fashion industry in New York City. After Parsons School of Design, he freelanced for large…

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For Aiayu, Aesthetics and Ethics Go Hand in Hand

Many often seek out items that they wear and use in their home to tell a story, but often the story is told through the purchaser – rather than through the product itself. For Aiayu,…

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"This is Not a Sweatshirt" Sweatshirt Helps Victims of Sex Trafficking

It may look like a sweatshirt, feel like a sweatshirt, and wear like a sweatshirt, but Sudara’s “I Am Not a Sweatshirt” is so much more than a sweatshirt. Formerly…

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Olderbrother's L.A.-Made Clothing is Eco-Friendly, Gender-Neutral

How did the two of you meet? Was it kismet at first sight? For a moment, close your eyes and envision a pleasant summer afternoon. A playful breeze tickles your neck and murmurs sweet…

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Patagonia Debuts Short Film About Fair-Trade Fashion, Expands Program to Improve Workers' Lives

More than 40 million people work in the global garment industry, yet their stories rarely make the headlines. We’ll tut-tut about the factory fires, the building collapses, the…

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What Daisy Did: Fashion Brand Pilots Program to Employ Homeless

BREAKING THE CYCLE Designed for extra-durability, all of the carryalls have a three-year repair-or-replace guarantee, What Daisy Did said. The company has also teamed up with the…

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Conscei Budapest Offers Fair-Trade, Organic-Cotton Men's Dress Shirts

Hungarian company Conscei is taking on the concept of truly sustainable fashion, through menswear. Conscei’s goal is to create a fashion model that focuses on protecting the…

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Matter: Heritage-Inspired Garments That Honor Global Artisan Traditions

HISTORY MATTERS In its two years of existence, the brand has since expanded from pants to include blouses, jumpsuits, rompers, and scarves. Yet its ethos has never wavered.…

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Matano is World's First Fair-Trade-Certified Sportswear Label

PLAY FAIR Kriwiel now had a mission: to “change the world through sports,” he said, and not just for professional athletes but for everyday people who like to be active.…

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PACT Launches Organic, Fair-Trade Apparel Line at Target Stores

Sustainable apparel at Target? Your eyes don’t deceive you. America’s second-largest discount retailer—after Walmart, of course—has inked a deal with PACT to launch a…

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Studio One Eighty Nine, Yoox Team Up on Ethical Fashion Line

MADE IN GHANA Because of the handcrafted nature of the garments, no two are alike. Dawson and Erwiah said they challenged the artisans to move beyond the bounds of their experience…

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Fair Trade U.S.A. Wants to Keep the Fashion Industry Honest

As a vehicle for economic parity, “fair trade” is a designation that most people associate with coffee, chocolate, or bananas. Three years after a factory collapse in…

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Camper, Ethical Fashion Initiative Collaborate on Ethiopian-Made Shoes

SHOES WITH SOUL “We are extremely pleased to work with Camper, a family-owned company with strong values and a long-term perspective on our collaboration,” Simone Cipriani, head…

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Tripty Project Makes Zero-Waste Bags, Clothing Out of Discarded Pineapples

Luke Swanson and Brooke McEver were working in Bangladesh at the time of the incredible garment industry tragedy at Rana Plaza. In reaction, they decided to found a company to train…

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31 Bits: Exquisite Recycled Paper Jewelry, Made by Ugandan Artisans

PAPER CHASERS The artisans behind 31 Bits repurpose paper from posters, advertisements, and even textbook pages, which they tear into long strips, roll into tight beads, and then coat…

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Top 7 Eco-Fashion Milestones of 2015 (Vote for Most Game-Changing)

Feeling nostalgic? Skip back a year for 10 of the most revolutionary eco-fashion stories of 2014… …

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Lemlem, Soludos's Ethical Espadrilles Are Bohemian-Chic

While folks in the Northern Hemisphere are dusting off their snow boots, for the rest of us, there’s Soludos, a line of bohemian-chic espadrilles that pair soft cotton uppers with…

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D'Lord: Raw-Denim Jeans Made in the U.S.A. From Organic Cotton, Hemp

Newly launched D’lord Denim was made for men who want to change the world in style. Carefully sourced from a meticulously vetted supply chain and made by factories paying fair wages,…

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