Fashion Revolution Week Wrap Up

We wanted to share a consolidated list of our brands that we shared during Fashion Revolution Week. I've also included a link for you to further explore each brand's philosophy. 

Monday - Native Shoes

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By 2023, each and every pair of Native Shoes will be 100% life cycle managed.Their first initiative is the The Remix Project – turning your well-loved Native Shoes into something new! They are collecting worn out Native Shoes, recycling them and giving them new life in projects across our community. Native is also a certified vegan brand.

More information here - https://www.nativeshoes.com/blog/the-remix-project.html

Tuesday - Little Man Happy

LIttle Man Happy ethical kids fashion tie-dye

Little Man Happy is proud to have more than 4/5 of their offered styles being certified by the Global Textile Standard (GOTS). The Global Organic Textile Standard is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres. The aime of the standard is to define world-wide recognized requirements that insure organic status from harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing.

More information here - https://www.littlemanhappy.com/gots/

Wednesday - Parkland

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Did you know only 1 in 5 water bottles are recycled globally? Did you know it can take up to 1000 years for a plastic bottle to break down in a landfill?

Parkland makes bags from bottles. The exterior of all the products are made with 100% recycled water bottles.Parkland’s leather diamonds are now made from apples. A unique manufacturing process combines apple waste (a byproduct of juice production), solvent and polyurethane to form an animal-friendly material with properties similar to genuine leather. Apple leather is 100% vegan.  

They are committed to ensuring their factories follow international standards regarding labor, wages and safety practices. They believe in being very hands-on with the manufacturing process and work very closely with their factories.

More information here - https://parklandmfg.com/pages/our-recycle-story

Thursday - CarlijnQ

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CarlijnQ contributes to keeping the earth clean and safe for our children and future generations by producing certified organic, fair trade clothing that is ethically and sustainably produced from seed to garment.. Produced in the Netherlands using organic and recycled materials, which are certified by the Global Organization Textile Standards (GOTS).

More information here - https://carlijnq.nl/organic-apparel/

Friday - Mainio

Mainio summer dress ethical kids fashion

Every collection Mainio makes is made from sustainable and ethically sourced high-quality GOTS certified organic cotton and and mulesing-free merino wool. They use the idea of double-sizing, allowing the garment to change as your child grows.

Their factories are SA8000 certified, insuring that their factories meet a social standard that advances and protects the human rights of workers and guarantees decent living wages.

More information here - https://story.mainioclothing.com/sustainability

Saturday - VANS

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VANS is a member of  the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an industry-wide group of over 100 leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers, nonprofits, and NGOs working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world, and use the Higg Index to measure the environmental performance of apparel and footwear products.

Since 2014, Vans has been sourcing Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) cotton for both footwear and apparel products and uses leather certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG).

Suppliers must meet strict social, environmental and ethical standards established by VF Corporation; however they go beyond social compliance at their factories. Through their Sustainable Living Environments program, they collaborate with the supplier and local third-party organizations to address the needs of workers outside the factory walls.

More information here - https://www.vans.com/sustainability.html

 

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