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These women’s underwear are on a mission

We’re probably fairly aware of at least some of the issues that people in the developing world face, including limited (or no) access to clean water, as well as lack of sanitary facilities for going to the bathroom or washing up afterward. But unless you’re a woman, chances are you aren’t aware of another pressing […]

December 9th

This Ethical Workout Wear Empowers Women in South Asia

Many times, the clothes we wear (and pay top dollar for) are made by people that are just barely able to get by financially. And because many of those people are women supporting themselves and their families, buying clothing from companies that choose to pay a livable wage can have a big impact in the […]

November 13th

Patagonia to Offer Fair Trade Certified Clothing

Patagonia has been leading the way in responsible business practices, from encouraging their customers to buy less to increasing the transparency of their supply chain, and now they’re taking it a step further by also directly supporting fair trade in their clothing lines. Beginning in the fall of 2014, Patagonia will be offering Fair Trade […]

November 7th

Custom Knitted Sweaters Fit Perfectly, with Zero Waste

With the cooler weather of fall upon us, it sure feels like sweater season. If you’re like many of us, out of all of those sweaters you own, there’s probably only a few that fit just right, and the rest only make the grade because they’re warm. But if you could get a sweater knitted […]

November 6th

This T-shirt has an 80% Smaller Environmental Footprint

We love t-shirts. We get them free as swag, we buy them as souvenirs or to proclaim our allegiance to a band, a team, or a movement, and just about anywhere on the planet, we can find people wearing, buying, and selling them. But the humble t-shirt, so simple and so universal, has issues. It’s […]

October 28th

Making the Most of Your Wardrobe: Trends in Repurposed Fashion

There are many reasons why you might weed out items from your wardrobe. Perhaps you have gained or lost weight so that much of your clothing no longer fits. Or maybe several items are starting to show their age with staining, holes, or general wear and tear. It could be that there are several items you simply never wear that are taking up space. Whatever your reasons for wanting to remove garments from your wardrobe, you are likely aware that the eco-friendly option when it comes to disposing of them is to donate rather than tossing them in the trash.

November 26th

Eileen Fisher's Business Grant Program Seeks Applications From Women Entrepreneurs

The EILEEN FISHER Women’s Business Grant program seeks applicants from women-owned businesses that combine the key principles of social consciousness, sustainability, and innovation.

This year, Eileen Fisher Inc. will award up to 5 grants of $12,500 each. On-line applications will be posted on March 1st, 2012 on the Eileen Fisher, Inc. web site. The deadline is May 15th 2012 at 11:59 EST. To apply for this grant, your business must be: innovative, 100% women owned and produce products that foster environmental and economic health in the community.

March 25th

Patagonia Encourages Customers to Buy Less of Their Product. Fashionable? Oh Yes!

At the recently concluded NY fashion week, Patagonia introduced its radical “Common Threads Initiative” that aims to reduce unwanted consumption and give the planet’s vital systems a rest from pollution, resource depletion and greenhouse gases.

They invite customers to take a pledge that is two-fold,
Patagonia on its end agrees to build useful things that last, to repair what breaks and recycle what comes to the end of its useful life.
Consumers, fulfilling their part of the pledge agree to buy only what they need (that will last), repair what breaks, reuse (share) what they no longer need and recycle everything else.

September 20th

Sustainable Shopping in Portland, Part 2

Although Portland-based Sameunderneath is a sustainable clothing line, the Company has a broader social-enterprise mission beyond a concern for the environment. On the website, founder Ryan Christensen says, “Sameunderneath’s mission is to change the way people look at each other.” Over eight years ago, he started the Company by selling t-shirts, and now sells a […]

January 29th