7 Unique Ways to Participate in Fashion Revolution Week

Finally, a fashion week I can feel good about. 

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Is Dutch Wax Fabric Really African?

It seemed strange to me that a traditional fabric from Africa would have word Dutch in the name so I decided to do a little investigating.

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The Value of Artisan Craftsmanship in India

I still remember the first time I ever traveled to India back in 2000. I landed in Karnataka at night, still pretty unsure if I had made the right choice wanting to spend a full month running around southern Asia in the middle of the summer. Continue reading “The Value of Artisan Craftsmanship in India”

Why Fair Trade Works for Ethical Fashion

I’ve touched on the connection between Fair Trade and Ethical Fashion previously, but now its time we dig a little deeper. When I was in high school I did a full semester long project on fair trade but never read anything on its impact on the fashion industry. Well that was 10 years ago and since then Fair Trade has changed quite a bit.

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4 Ways to Spot an Eco Friendly leather Bag

When it comes time for me to get a new bag for the season (or if I spilled make up candy in yet another purse) it seems like more and more I am drawn to leather bags. Of course I still choose a beautiful fabric bag from time to time, but my daily go to has always been a sleek leather crossbody or tote.  Continue reading “4 Ways to Spot an Eco Friendly leather Bag”

Jet Setting: 5 Reasons Buyers Take Production Trips

Spring is one of my favorite seasons: So much change and renewal providing an optimistic look at the rest of the year. As a production manger or buyer for the western market, Spring also means preparing to visit vendors across the world to check in on relationships, evaluate production, and, for the fair traders, learn and gather impact stories. This is true for myself as I plan to visit South Asia.

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