interview: introducing GoodWell, a new kind of ethical certification

If you've ever purchased something that was labeled "fair trade," you're already familiar with the idea of certifications. From GOTS to Fair Trade to Rainforest Certified, certification programs exist to ensure a minimum standard is met before companies can use that particular term to define their products. Not all "ethical" products are created equal, after…

interview: meet Helga Douglas of sustainable lingerie brand, Svala

Svala is an LA-based sustainable lingerie and loungewear company that makes delicate, feminine pieces out of surplus lace and sustainably-sourced bamboo viscose under ethical labor guidelines. I've been hunting for simple loungewear pieces to replace some of my older items and Svala fits the bill. I had the opportunity to ask founder and designer, Helga…

Tripty Project brings Bengali craftsmanship to the American market

Tripty Project is a new slow fashion line produced in Dhaka, Bangladesh that specializes in jackets, backpacks, and kantha quilts. I had the chance to sit down for a phone conversation with founder, Luke Swanson, to learn more about the origin and mission behind the brand. I'm excited to share it with you now that…

behind the scenes: Liz Alig Fair Trade

This post was written by Julia of Fair-For-All Guide. The original post is available on her blog, here. Thanks for letting me share it, Julia! --------- In an old farmhouse at an orchard east of Indianapolis is a hidden fashion design studio you’d never know was there. It’s the headquarters of Liz Alig, and a…

interview: Joy Martinello of Gaia Couture

Gaia Couture, a sustainable and ethical boutique for women. Joy has had a really interesting ethical journey and is chock full of information about the industry.  The intersection of eco-friendly and fair trade isn't discussed enough - often they're two separate conversations - so it's rather timely that we're talking about it today with Earth…

interview: Jess Burt of rePURPOSE

Today I'm interviewing Jess Burt of rePURPOSE. Jess and I got in touch after my guest post on Rachel Held Evans' blog and I'm so glad she reached out, because her company and its mission are awesome. rePURPOSE makes fabric accessories out of upcycled and domestically produced fabric with a mission to help trafficking survivors. Read…