With events like the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, consumers are asking questions about how and where their clothes are made. We’ve noticed an increase in emails, phone calls, and questions about our 100% organic cotton jersey fabric—and we welcome those questions. In response, we have compiled all the information here. Each time we take a closer look into our supply chain, we discover something new. This is the projected course of our supply chain in the best case scenario, which is often altered by Mother Nature. Unfortunately, there are always circumstances out of our control, so we share this information with that in mind. As of 2015, this is every step of the supply chain for our medium-weight cotton jersey—from Texas, to the Carolinas, to Alabama. Look for more posts on supply chain for threads, beads, and our other notions coming soon.ere
10 Fashion Revolutionaries
April 21, 2015
On 24 April 2013, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Because of this horrific event, and countless other factory disasters fueled by fast fashion, a global movement has sparked and it’s called Fashion Revolution Day.
Fashion Revolution Day raises awareness about where our clothes come from, who is making them and encourages human rights in the fashion industry.
[Our] goal is to be a zero-waste company; to set high standards for good design, make everything as thoughtfully and responsibly as possible and do as little harm as we can along the way. We aim to be the opposite of fast fashion. Change will only come about when customers demand a more modest approach. We have to educate consumers about what this type of fast-paced consumption is doing to the world at large.
Fast fashion is the promotion of high-volume, low-quality, super-trendy clothes meant to be purchased and worn just a few times, while the cycle quickly repeats. In contrast, the slow fashion ethos reacts against all things quickly and cheaply produced, the hyper-trendy and the environmentally degrading.