This week we are focusing on made in USA brands. These are brands I wholey trust and support. So, why does made in the USA matter to the ethical business conversation. It matters because we (Americans) have learned a lot the hard way. Change is hard it’s better for employees and in the long run employers.
I have heard of fashionABLE for a few years, but the band became personal when I heard founder NAME as a guest on the podcast She Percolates. It personalized the brand and the good being done by them to empower women to lift themselves out of poverty through dignified work in Ethiopia and locally in Nashville, TN
At one point last month I would literally google an item and ethical fashion. Many of my searched ended in fraught but my “rain boots and ethical fashion” turned up a fabulous brand I’m excited to share with you today!
If you haven’t heard of Olibérte this is a fair trade brand based in Ethiopia. I find their styles to be much more masculine and rougher, although finished and on-trend for year round wear. A fabulous fair trade option for the guy or gal in your life!
It’s time for our third Capsule Challenge Update….
Toms revolutionized the ethical fashion game with the One for One model created by Toms founder Blake Mycoskie. They believe in giving with each purchase made, it started with shoes but has grown into so much now. Buy sunglasses give sight to someone who hasn’t seen an eye dr in years or in their lifetime, buy a bag supply a woman with a safe birth for their child.
Rees first book is a look at created a closet that defies trend and focuses the reader on creating a wardrobe that they feel confident in and get the most use out of through an in depth closet cleaning, defining of style, identifying pieces that readers want to wear again and again and inviting them to get creative in making it work for their lifestyle and needs.
Nepal as been through a lot, with the earthquake in 2015 and the exploding sex trafficking between India and Nepal. But there is so much good. Good garment factories that give women dignified work, opportunities to support themselves, provide for their families and educate their children by keeping them in school. Garment Collective works in conjunction with a manufacturer in Nepal to provide fair pay and safe employment for women in Nepal.
Noonday Collection is pretty popular, I mean my sister actually introduced me to this brand and usually that is the other way around. I played with the idea of becoming an Ambassador after we moved to Cali when finding a job was hard. Ultimately I decided not to but I still love their product and what fair trade can do for communities!