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Ethical Fashion

Becoming Idealists: Finding Meaning In The Workplace

Scott Leonard | Posted 06.13.2016 | Business
Scott Leonard

Traveling to Peru is likely to shake you up and inspire you. It's a place of rich culture. Layers of ancient civilizations and history live embedded i...

Dana Spinola: The Essence of Fab'rik

Renata M. Black | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Renata M. Black

Paradigm Shifters is a series of interviews with a select group of women and men from eclectic walks of life. It will highlight unspoken, real-life in...

How one company is redefining the future of an ancient Indian craft

JUST | Posted 05.12.2016 | Style
JUST

In the villages outside of Jaipur, India, the centuries old craft of hand block printing is making a comeback.

I Am Free

Diana Mao | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Diana Mao

Based on popular demand, I am launching a weekly blog "I Am Free," highlighting one product every Friday. I will share a product I HEART from the human rights lens and describe the WHY behind the product.

Trading Fast Fashion for Fair Fashion! A Fashion Revolution!

Dana Geffner | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Dana Geffner

I love clothing. Choosing what to wear is my creative outlet. But I also have dedicated my life to fighting injustices, working on building a more jus...

How Do I Find Out #Whomademyclothes?

Megan Brosterman | Posted 04.18.2016 | Impact
Megan Brosterman

Transparency is one of the cornerstones of ethical fashion -- it's the only way we can know how people and the environment were treated in the production of our clothes.

The Inspirational Woman Project: Anna Lecat

Bri Seeley | Posted 03.21.2016 | Women
Bri Seeley

The Inspirational Woman Project believes that every woman is inspirational. It's our mission to tell their stories. Entrepreneur, world traveler and ...

Locally Made And Globally Sourced, This Fashion Label Is Doing It Right

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 03.09.2016 | Style

Frustrated with her corporate fashion job in New York, Nicole Heim decided to leave the city and travel to East Africa. Working for a charity and trav...

Dedicating the Future to Children

Pioneers for Change | Posted 02.25.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Nikki Prendergast My whole adult life has been dedicated to children. From training as an early childhood teacher straight out of high school,...

Ethical Fashion breathes new life into NYFW AW16

Kate Black | Posted 02.19.2016 | Style
Kate Black

In what could be the last traditional runway week for NYFW, the city, the shows and the fashion did not disappoint. In what could be foreshadowing for...

How This 27 Year Old Female Entrepreneur Made "Made in LA" Happen

JUST | Posted 01.25.2016 | Style
JUST

When I first sat down across from Sofia Melograno in the fall of 2014 at a coffee shop in downtown Manhattan, she was the third young designer I'd met...

What's Your Ethical Type?

Mark Pastin | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Mark Pastin

As an ethics consultant, I've found that people often fall into one of four ethical categories. One type isn't necessarily better than another, but knowing a person's "ethical type" can help you predict how he or she will react in situations requiring ethical judgment.

The Potential of Migrants

Simone Cipriani | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Simone Cipriani

A migrant who works is a burden removed from state budgets, and one who develops a new business linked to his/her home country promotes a more stable society for the African continent.

The Next Wave of Retail

Diana Mao | Posted 01.11.2016 | Business
Diana Mao

The Global economy experienced sluggish growth in 2015 with large retailers like Fossil, Michael Kors, and Macy's experiencing dips in their revenue e...

How to Make a Difference in 2016

Em Sexton | Posted 01.06.2016 | Good News
Em Sexton

For weeks, you were surrounded by jolly advertisements, replays of classic Christmas movies, and festive holiday parties. All signs pointed to 'Tis' the season to be merry and bright.' But maybe, like me, you were actually feeling more like that screaming kid sitting on Santa's lap.

It's Easier (And Cheaper) To Shop Ethically Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.15.2015 | Style

Fast fashion is inexpensive but polarizing for its effects on the planet, and now more people than ever are demanding to know where their clothing com...

You're Better Than That: Why Consumer Is a Dirty Word

JUST | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
JUST

It probably goes unnoticed to most but we don't use the word consumer at our company. Several months back after seeing the True Cost movie and after a...

Beanie-to-briefs in ethical brands for $153

Kelsey Timmerman | Posted 12.03.2015 | Style
Kelsey Timmerman

I encouraged folks to wear one thing a day they knew was produced in a way that treated people and planet fairly. I reach a lot of college students and thought that a whole outfit in such clothes would be unaffordable. That's what I thought... until today.

How to Empower Women in Africa's Fashion Industry? United Nations Forum on Business & Human Rights

Sissi Johnson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Impact
Sissi Johnson

Four days after the Paris attacks, my emotions were still running high. Nonetheless, on November 17, I attended "Empowering Women in Africa's Fashion ...

#FairTuesday and the Ethical Fashion Movement: Can They Make a Difference?

Megan Brosterman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Megan Brosterman

What exactly are the handmade/ethical/eco/slow fashion movements seeking to achieve? And is it possible? In my own eyes, the two most important beneficiaries of the ethical fashion movement are the people in the supply chain and the environment.

Why Fashion Brands Fail to Change: Realizing Human and Environment-Centered Supply Chains and What It Takes to Get There

Erin Houston | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Erin Houston

Your company gets the phone call one day that you hoped would never come. A reporter asks about some issues they've uncovered in your production process.

This Khmer Rouge Survivor Sells Backpacks to Fund New Schools in Cambodia

JUST | Posted 10.01.2015 | Style
JUST

This is a story about a man named Koky Saly. A pretty incredible man with a story that needs to be told. It's a story about overcoming obstacles, the kinds of which most of us will not even face in this lifetime.

Why Millennials' Cyber Over-Sharing Is Making the World a Better Place for My Children

Megan Brosterman | Posted 09.30.2015 | Arts
Megan Brosterman

I've recently come to appreciate a side of the social media world that I never had before: its ability to generate empathy. And this is one of my greatest hopes for my daughters - that they develop a deep capacity to empathize with others.

(Sustainable) Fashion's Real Problem

Simone Cipriani | Posted 09.23.2015 | Style
Simone Cipriani

While sustainability should be built into supply chains, the fashion industry is today responsible for much of the exploitation of people and the environment: number one in terms of exploitation of people and the second most polluting industry after oil.

The True Cost of Fast Fashion: Continuing the Conversation

Shannon Whitehead | Posted 08.15.2015 | Style
Shannon Whitehead

When you're the mom with four mouths to feed and the cheapest store is a Wal-Mart, how do you say 'no' to the five dollar t-shirts that your kids will grow out of in a few months? When you're the student drowning in debt, how do you make ethical fashion a part of your lifestyle?