After a suggestion on my last ethical fashion video from 2013, I decided to create one for 2014! I hope you enjoyed learning about the great social good enterprises that are out there. Below I have listed out the details of these ethical fashion, eco fashion, and sustainable fashion companies. Let me know what you think and if you have heard of any of them before!
SALVATION ARMY || Clothes donated to the Salvation Army are then sold. Proceeds from these sales go towards their Adult Rehabilitation Program which "provides spiritual, social and emotional assistance for men and women who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves"
PUNJAMMIES™ (International Princess Project) || Employing survivors of sex slavery in 4 sewing centers in India and providing them with an empowering work environment and above fair trade wages. Each PUNJAMMIES™ is named after one of the women who sew the pants.
ELEGANTEES || Employing survivors of sex slavery in NYC and Nepal, reinforcing independence and confidence. Interviewed here.
RELEVEE || Employing survivors of sex trafficking in India in their studios that are led by the women who are part of the program. Handmade by these women goldsmiths who, through this, break gender barriers and are paid high wages. (Rebranded from "Made By Survivors")
PURPOSE JEWELRY || Employing and empowering survivors through employment and financial stability in Mumbai, India and Orange County, California. (Rebranded from "iSanctuary")
SHOP INDIGENOUS || All fair trade and ethically sourced, boho inspired women's apparel and fashion
GAIA COTURE || All eco, sustainable, and consciously produced women's apparel. Store based in Portland, Oregon.
SEAMLY.CO || 100% made in the USA women's apparel. Consciously packaged and created from deadstock (excess waste fabric from a company's production). Based in Denver, Colorado.
HM CONSCOIUS COLLECTION || Sustainably created and consciously created with respect to their workers. Spring and Summer lines released.
MIPACHA || Sustainably created, inspired by the people that handweave and create them in Cuzco, Peru. Economically empowering marginalized women and communities. Interviewed here.
SIMPLY SUSTAINABLE || Direct sourcing, handmade, and fair trade jewelry and accessories. Interviewed here.
RAVEN & LILY || Consciously and locally sourced, Handmade in India by marginalized, at-risk women, Corporation B Certified
KURANDZA || Empowering and educating HIV-positive women in Mozambique through entrepreneurship and creative design Interviewed here.
HOVEY LEE JEWELRY || Eco jewelry, handmade in Los Angeles, California from reclaimed brass and vintage gems
Happy Advent Week 2,