Matter is a socially motivated brand that specializes in producing comfortable, versatile pants. By connecting Indian artisans with designers around the world, the brand seeks to provide economic growth and stability in the rural communities of their craft collaborators. Additionally, the brand is deeply committed to supply chain transparency, environmental impact sensitivity, and the creation of long term production partnerships.
FAIRE Collection produces jewelery and accessories, handmade by artisans in Ecuador, Vietnam, and Swaziland. The company works to bring their artisans out of poverty through the development of productive skills, the promotion of family health and education, and increased income levels. Furthermore, the brand's products are made with a variety of natural materials, sustainably sourced from all over the world.
Reveal is a sustainable tech accessory and handbag brand that uses recycled fabrics, bamboo, cork, vegan leather, linen, and recycled zippers in their products. Additionally, the brand sponsors various projects that give back to the environment, such as Project Wildlife (which benefits the International Fund for Animal Welfare) and Project Replant (in which they plant a tree for every item sold from their Nature Tech collection). Their 4R Philosophy is shown below:
All shoes from Julie Bee's are made with the environment in mind. The brand create eco-chic shoes by way of sustainable processes - vegetable dyes, no harsh chemicals, recycled materials, vintage upcycling, etc. Each pair of shoes is handcrafted in the USA, "reducing carbon emissions and supporting an employee friendly working environment."
Sinerji is a brand striving to "change the fashion industry for the better, one thread at a time." This Australia-based brand exclusively engages in fair trade and sweat-shop free production. Additionally, their products are made from certified organic cotton and bamboo jersey and are dyed with organic vegetable dyes, making the clothing eco-friendly in multiple ways.
Rags 2 Riches, or RIIR, is a brand striving to create a "stylish social statement." The brand partners with artisans from all over the 7,107 islands of the Philippines to create conscientious products. RIIR believes that the entire production process - from raw material to finished product - should be dignified, empowered, and enriched.
Levi's, which is part of the Levi Strauss & Co. apparel company, is a clothing company that specializes in denim. Their products are made with four key values in mind: empathy, integrity, originality, and courage. For years, the brand has been committed to fair labor standards and workers rights. Today, their Made of Progress campaign exemplifies their current mission - doing more with less while caring for people worldwide. To learn a little bit more about the spirit behind the Made of Progress campaign, check out the video below.
Country Road is an Australian brand dedicated to ethical fashion practices. Their corporate social responsibility model focuses on four key components: their people, their communities, the environment, and ethical trade. The brand is a big supporter of the Australian wool industry, but their products are exclusively sourced from non-mulesed wool. Additionally, they have developed an Environmental Code of Practice, which they require all their suppliers to sign.
Rapanui is an eco-friendly brand dedicated to making sustainable fashion "cool." The UK-based brand is known for its radical transparency and use of organic textiles. For Rapanui, ethical fashion begins with their design practices and continues through every stage of the production process.
Allie Gardner is a DC-based nonprofit professional working to eradicate human trafficking. She holds a Master's in Public Anthropology from American University.
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