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Ethical Fashion

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 reven...

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 the...

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?

"I am always dreaming"- One survivor's inspiring story

To The Market | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
To The Market

The ethos of No. 41 is simple: empowering one person can make an incredible impact. Since 2012, No. 41 has been inspiring and enabling women in ...

Why the End of Trends Is Great for Ethical Fashion and Terrible for Fast Fashion

Starre Vartan | Posted 08.04.2015 | Style
Starre Vartan

We are now entering an era where trends just don't dominate like they used to. We are more free than ever to figure out what works for us, our lifestyles and our bodies. And that means that fast fashion is no longer necessary.

The Power of the Purse: Investing in the Next Generation

To The Market | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Since its launch in 2013, Catrinka has provided over 55,000 days of education for girls in developing countries, giving them the knowledge and skills they need to have a better future.

'Not Charity, Just Work': An Interview with the Ethical Fashion Initiative's Simone Cipriani

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.22.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

The most impressive show at this June's Pitti Uomo collections in Florence was a presentation titled "Constellation Africa". Parading down the runway were some of the best menswear looks I've seen in a long time.

"I'm So Happy to Help Women" - Three Rwandan Survivors Investing in a Brighter Future

To The Market | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
To The Market

Mariemae Stationary and Mariemae Business School founder Jillian Ryan partnered with No. 41, a Rwanda-based social enterprise, to offer business training to the organization. No. 41 employs 21 women from the Noel Orphanage and the surrounding area in the small village of Gisenyi.

Why Is Profit a Dirty Word?

Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Emma 'The Gecko' Davidson

It's been suggested to me that I should not be making any profits, that my business should be a charity, and that I should not pay myself a salary.

Slowing Down Fashion

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Marci Zaroff, ecofashion pioneer, founder of Under the Canopy, and president of Portico Brands "Be the change you wish to see in t...

From Slow Food to Slow Fashion

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

You may be wondering why fashion integrity matters--because after all, you don't eat clothing. But the truth is, just as with food with integrity, clothing with integrity effects a huge swath of people and places.

DISPATCH: The True Cost, NYC Premier

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.02.2015 | Style
Miriam Ava

I'm Miriam Ava, founder of ColorsofGratitude.com and ambassador of good taste. I share messages that matter, one Dispatch at a time. My views are utterly my own and intrinsically independent. I love what I share. Hope you enjoy!

My Family's Multiethnic Makeup Changed the Way I Shop

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

Living in multiple worlds, none that I entirely fit, isn't a deficit. Instead, I feel it has allowed me to see outside the box. I am no one thing and therefore no one culture or experience defines me.