The number one comment I hear against ethical fashion is that it's too expensive and that only privileged people can afford it. However, conscious fashion is more than just a transaction, it's a lifestyle. Here’s a few ways you can help make a difference regardless of your budget.
When things happen that cause overwhelming fear and pain, what do you do? I have never had to face the fear of losing someone before, so when my dad got cancer, the threat of death triggered so much anxiety that I became paralyzed. It took some time to find my grounding again, but I did.
“I am not free while any woman is not free.” Out of the 24 million garment workers worldwide, nearly 80% are women. And since 60% of production is done in developing countries, this means that a large percentage of female garment workers are severely struggling with their rights...
Underneath the chaos, the day in and day out routines and obligations, there is a pulse. A pulse that leads us and inspires us, always reminding us of our dreams and who we want to be. And unlike external motivations, this steady beat requests more of us, calls us higher and dares us to take chances. This is exactly what Rhonda LaBatt did when she started Redemption Market and because of her bravery, she is here to inspire you in yours.
Tanushri is a textile-artist, design thinker and Cultural Studies student. She works on an ethical design project named Zeitgeist, which incorporates writing and art to highlight human rights issues faced in the garment industry, as well as the environmental impact of fast fashion. Read our interview with her here!
Living sustainably can seem a bit daunting, but there are lots of simple ways that you you can help make an impact. Not only that, but with these five changes in your beauty routine, you can save money too!
Clothes are rarely just functional. They have the ability to alter our mood and adjust the way we see ourselves. So why not let them infuse us with confidence so that we can feel inspired and empowered. In the words of Elissa Prola, "Life is too short to wear clothes you don't love."
So many of us desire recognition and celebration, but few of us get it in the form an Academy Award nomination like Alexandra Jamieson. In 2004, Alexandra walked down the red carpet in a stunning Chanel gown that glittered under the spotlight. What she didn't know in that moment, is how long she would hold onto that dress unable to let go...
When Nicole McCallum learned about conscious fashion, she did the ultimate challenge and lived with 10 items for 100 days. This brave decision sounds both daunting and dreadful, but her experience was quite the opposite. She found creativity, liberation and happiness.
Each year, PETA Australia awards someone as The Best Dressed Vegan. Looking for both style and passion, they found Kahla Dowler. This 23 year old means business when it comes to protecting animals and has already started an online boutique.
I don’t know about you, but I have ruined too many clothes by not knowing how to properly wash them. They have fallen victim to holes, pilling, shrinking, fading and the like long before their time. In effort of wearing my clothes longer, an important step was to start taking care of them.
We are super excited to announce that we have a new team member! Meet the lovely Divina Stennfeld. A creative soul who knows how to live life to the fullest. We are positive that you will find her passion wonderfully contagious. Check out our interview with her!
April 24th 2017 marks the anniversary of the devastating collapse of a building in Bangladesh that housed several garment factories. With a death toll of 1,129 and thousands injured, the world had a wake up call. #WHOMADEMYCLOTHES?