Posts tagged "ethical fashion"

Compassionate Fashion: TOMTOM Limited Edition TRIBE Necklaces

TRIBE, a social business that works with women in Uganda to help them sell their wares, is teaming up with L.A. jewelry brand TOMTOM to sell limited edition necklaces. Each piece combines the signature hand-rolled paper beads of TRIBE craftswomn together with tiny geometric brass beads that reflect the architectural aesthetic of TOMTOM Jewelry. The results are two beautiful statement necklaces that embody and empower the…

By: Sophie Leon / August 10, 2014

Levi’s CEO Wants You To Stop Washing Your Jeans — And He Has A Point!

Chip Bergh (best name), the CEO of Levi Strauss & Co, made major waves earlier this week when he implored people to stop washing their jeans. Bergh made the statements at a sustainability conference, and revealed that the jeans he was wearing at that moment were almost a year old — and had never see…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 22, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Hands-Free Bags From Hipsters For Sisters

Hipsters for Sisters is an accessories company founded by designer Debra Denniston and her two daughters. Their mission is to “liberate women from their baggage,” and they mean it, both literally — they specialize in hands-free belt bags — and figuratively — 10% of their profits are donated to organizations that aim to empower and…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 11, 2014

Do You Know Who Made Your Clothes? Take An #InsideOut Picture For Fashion Revolution Day!

Today is the one year anniversary of the tragic collapse of Rana Plaza, a garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh. Over 1,100 workers died in the collapse, and more than 2,500 were severely injured, making it the deadliest garment factory “accident” in history. I’m putting “accident” in quotes because the fact is this tragedy was completely…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Handmade Scarves & Accessories From FashionABLE

FashionABLE is a company based in Nashville, Tennessee that seeks to create sustainable business opportunities for women in Ethiopia through stylish, handmade scarves and leather goods. FashionABLE is committed to creating long-term poverty solutions instead of a cycle of dependence, so they help women set up business collectives, assist with job training and education, and partner…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 17, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Jewelry Made With Love

Made is a UK brand offering affordable fashion forward jewelry crafted by skilled artisans using environmentally sound materials. Rest assured, no sweatshops were utilized to create these beauties. The company offers their Kenyan artisans training, job security, and safe work environments in an effort to empower developing communities. The results are lovely pieces that will enhance your jewelry…

By: Sophie Leon / April 11, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: 5 Ways To Curb Your Fast Fashion Addiction

It’s been about 6 months since I vowed to overhaul my shopping habits and become a more conscious consumer.  One of my main goals was to cut back on fast fashion, AKA super cheap, trendy clothes from stores like Forever 21, Zara, H&M, and Topshop that refresh their inventory almost daily and rely heavily o…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: Rad Tomboy Style From Tradlands

Tradlands is a new fashion company based in San Francisco with a simple mission: “Our intention is to make the best clothing for our customer, the woman who drifts towards the men’s section and thinks, ‘I wish they made this for me.'” Using fabrics and materials from the US, Tradlands designs and manufactures all of…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 29, 2013

Compassionate Fashion: 10 Fabulous Karen Kane Pieces

The collapse of Rana Plaza, a clothing factory in Bangladesh, has been a horrifying wake-up call about the consequences of “fast fashion.” Here at The Frisky, we’re dedicated to bringing you the styles you love at prices you can afford, but we’re also working hard to make sure to recommend companies we believe in and advocate for…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 8, 2013

Soapbox: Let’s Talk About Forever 21 — And Every Other Effed Up Retailer

For the past week or so, there’s been comments going back in forth in our “What Are We Wearing Today” posts about the shady nature of Forever 21. Not only has Forever 21 been cited for its poor ethics in terms of stealing independent designers’ work, but it’s also been called out for its conservative…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Kathleen Of Ashtray/Rabbit

It’s not easy being green, especially when you want to be fashionable as well. But Kathleen, of the blog Ashtray/Rabbit, manages to make vegan and ethical fashion look positively radiant. Says Kathleen, “My blog is a mix of photos I style and model in against prose and poetry I write. Everything — unless otherwise noted…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 12, 2011