OLIBERTE “Empowerment, transparency, and doing right by all.” World’s first fair trade footwear manufacturing brand. African made, partnering with local suppliers, craftsmen and…Read More
The garment industry has gotten a bad rap for its controversial use of cheap labor. Nightmarish stories of oversea laborers working 20 hour days in dark, dingy warehouses for just cents on the dollars has bred a generation of guilty consumers. Free Trade Agreements like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have helped to create an environment where business practices like this are all too common and even revered for their low costs and efficiency. Too many though, it has very much become the dark side of fashion.
Enter, what we’ve deemed, the Sweat-free movement. Fashion shakers of the sweat-free variety are bringing the dignity back to production and manufacturing labor. With the moves they’re making in the industry, sweat no longer has to be part of the equation. Instead of sourcing labor overseas, long hours, and peanuts for pay, this movement is pushing things towards in-house workshops, hiring locals, and providing employee benefits and adequate pay. It’s fashion production done right.
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PROJECT SOCIAL T Line of fashionable basics manufactured locally, in Los Angeles, CA.Read More
Helena Helmersson Chief Sustainability Officer, H&M Several initiatives to improve sustainability have been driven by her at the Swedish, fast-fashion giant. Her long-term…Read More
H&M First initiated in the 1990s, this global brand’s sustainability strategy has led to more transparent supply chain processes and a ‘closed loop’…Read More
Groceries Apparel Eco-correct apparel made with 100% organic and recycled material. Manufactured in their own factory in Los Angeles, CA.Read More
American Apparel Hip, fashionable clothing brand/retailer known for making its trademark cotton basics without the use of sweatshops. Strong commitment to sustainability as…Read More
The garment industry has gotten a bad rap for its controversial use of cheap labor. Nightmarish stories of oversea laborers working 20 hour days…Read More