Sales Gimmick

Warning ahead: I found a new clothing company to support. The shirts look nice.  The mission is admirable.  But my favorite part is that it is more than a sales gimmick. Let me explain.  Two Blind Brothers have created a line of clothes with a braille tag and soft textured clothes where all the profits…

Fair Trade Sales

Everyone loves a good sale.  And Trades of Hope has an amazing 50% off one going on right now. But if Ethical Fashion is about treating workers fairly and with dignity, doesn’t a sale hurt them? I’m thankful that the answer is a resounding NO. At Trades of Hope, all 13,000+ artisans are paid upfront…

Do Our Values Match?

Have you ever done an anticipation guide?  It’s a popular classroom activity but not one I remember doing back in the 90’s. For this one, try to order the following items from most important to least important (1-7). _____ Ending Slavery (there are about 46 million slaves today…mostly women and children) _____ Eating Healthy Foods…

3 Reasons to Hate Slow Fashion

Do you have a love/hate relationship with clothes?  I do. I want them to be comfy and functional.  I don’t want to be vain or treat them as idols, but I do want them to be classy, also.  At age 33, I thought I had my wardrobe figured out. Enter fair trade. After diving into…

Mother’s Day Made in China

I believe in slow fashion.  Turning a blind eye to slavery or sweatshops is something I can’t do anymore.  It is a passion of mine that isn’t going away. But it isn’t my only passion. You see, yesterday was Mother’s Day, and I got three wonderful gifts. The first was a drape cardigan (made in…