Knit One, Empower Too! Preserving a Cultural Tradition With Socks.
Our newest partner, Azerbaijani Socks, is providing employment for women in rural Azerbaijan through the traditional craft of knitting jorabs. Their vision is to provide fairly paid, flexible employment for women through a craft that has continued for generations, and to provide a cozy, handmade, unique, quality product to sell outside of Azerbaijan.
Celebrating Strength and the Diverse Women Who Represent Fearlessness.
I began to wonder are we actually doing a disservice to our gender by continually associating female empowerment with physical characteristics? How many women may doubt their strength because when looking in the mirror they just didn't have the energy to put on makeup that day and didn't see a muscular woman in leather and carrying a sword?
Meet The Paw Tribe: Preserving Cultures and Traditions, One Paw at a Time
The Paw Tribe is an ethical pet accessories brand that partners with women and men on the continent of Africa to create bold, comfortable, and stylish accessories that speak to your pet’s personality. All of their designs are inspired, intentionally selected and produced based on their craftsmanship and history rooted in Kenyan and Ethiopian cultures.
Weaving a New Future for Cambodian Women That Empowers and Inspires
LVDS is one of the first fashion brands of French creation to promote social and environmental ethics. The craftsmanship of each piece is handmade by victims of anti-personnel mines, poliomyelitis, acid attacks, or deaf individuals. Their mission is essential in this country where disabled persons are forced to live separate and in poverty.
3 Easy Ways to Make Sure You're Shopping Ethically
In our times of fast-fashion we often shop purely on looks. Billions of dollars are spent perfecting the picture perfect store layouts and window displays. As consumers, we're enticed with everything on the outside, but as an advocate for ethical shopping, I have found the key to discovering the beauty of an item almost always lies on the inside.
What's a Furoshiki? (plus, how it can up your zero-waste game)
I'd been eyeing various fabric wraps to add to my aspiring zero-waste kitchen, when I discovered the ethically made furoshikis sold by American Nomad. While most fabric wraps are meant to carry bread or veggies, the humble furoshiki goes beyond and can serve as a garment, headwear, and more! continue reading >
Introducing Furoshiki: Contemporary Design + Traditional Japanese Craftsmanship
Furoshiki is a traditional single piece of Japanese wrapping cloth and dates back more than 1,200 years in the Japanese culture. Originally referred to as “tsutsumu," meaning wrapping, it is seen throughout Japan and implies respect to others on the gift-giving occasion while an unwrapped item is considered impolite. continue reading >
The Journey of an Ethical Shopper
This week we reached out to ethical blogger and all-around savvy shopper, Leah Wise. When she realized her insatiable need for stuff was fueling a broken system that preys on the desperate in developing countries and delays any attempt at sustainable infrastructure, she knew she needed a community to grow with, a group of like-minded people who can share their journeys, their wisdom, and their favorite ethical brands.