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Scott Douglas Jacobsen researches and presents independent panels, papers, and posters, and with varied research labs and groups, and part-time in landscaping and gardening, and runs In-Sight Publishing and In-Sight: Independent Interview-Based Journal.
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Megan started Tuli to help empower women and bring us sustainable and ethical jewellery made in Uganda. Every purchase puts money directly into the hands of the woman who made it, empowering them to feed their families, educate their... Read More
The majority of people support globalization, but the term itself can have different meanings.Globalization is important to positively contribute to our growing global economy At the grassroots level, it can conjure up images of people gathered together in communities and cooperatives... Read More
MARA is a social enterprise established in 2013 in Moldova. They focus on slow upcycled fashion and the ethical production, life essentials and the well being of those who make them.MARA S/S 2017 Tell us about yourself – familial/personal story,... Read More
Fiona Clements a Pakeha, Kai Tahu, Clan Gordon, Craftivist and zero-waste textile practitioner. She grew up in Waitati, Dunedin and is connected closely with nature and environmentally minded. Her beliefs are reflected in her textile design.Designer Fiona Clements. Image credit:... Read More
Charlotte grew up in England as horse lover on the English countryside. She has always loved fashion and earned a BA (Hons) in fashion Design at Nottingham trent University. She has worked in public relations and fashion then founded... Read More
Founded in 2014 by Heidrun Osk, Dimmblá is an Icelandic clothing brand using classic, Icelandic design. She believes in creating beautiful clothes that reflect grace, power and integrity.Heiðrún Ósk Sigfúsdóttir, CEO, Dimmblá Tell us about yourself – familial/personal story, education,... Read More
LOZENA is redefining responsible fashion with designs that transcend convention. Family-owned, their Slavic heritage inspires our work and reminds us of what is important - the preservation and celebration of culture, the environment and its people.Kathrine and Victoria Tell us about... Read More
Jussara Lee is a native Brazilian of Korean heritage who has developed a small –scale business operation in which luxury fashion and sustainable practices work in tandem. Since moving to New York City in 1987 to study at the Fashion... Read More
The Mission of Themis and Thread is to continue dedication to victimless fashion, wearable art, healthy environmental practices and equal human rights. Owner Jesse Junko Beardslee creates fashions from concept to completion in Hector, New York with as many American... Read More
brm is a luxury eco and ethical clothing label, designed and made in the UK. They are committed to sustainable policies including fair trade/fair wage initiatives, animal rights issues, commitment to eco-friendly fabrics and practices and carbon offsetting.Tell us about family... Read More
Vanessa Devaki Andrew is an artist, illustrator, clothing & textile designer and producer, community educator and reuse entrepreneur living and working in Milwaukee WI, USA. Milwaukee is also home to her USA-made sustainable reuse clothing brand Madam Chino which started... Read More
Redemption Market is a boutique featuring a variety of fair trade gifts. They choose only the highest quality products, focusing on sustainability and ethical treatment of the designers and artisans. Every purchase makes a difference and is a step toward recovery... Read More
Threads of Peru is a nonprofit organization that connects the world to handmade treasures of Peru, helping to preserve ancient craft techniques and empower indigenous artisans.What is Threads of Peru? Threads of Peru is a not-for-profit social enterprise that connects the world... Read More
Melanie is originally from Hamilton. She recently graduated from Carroll College in Montana where she advocated for Fair Trade and hosted many events regarding ethical jewelry, chocolate etc. Through her advocacy, her university became one of the first in the... Read More
Falcieri Designs is an independent UK handmade womenswear label created by Claudia Oliver. She specializes in day and evening wear using simple, flattering shapes for women who want the wow factor.
Tell us about family background - geography, culture,... Read More
Launched in 2013, Ramnation knitwear focuses on ethical production and provenance. Read more about our interview with founder Talia Hussain.How did you become involved in ethical and sustainable fashion? Like many people, especially women, I have always been interested in clothes... Read More
Lupe is a company founded by ethical entrepreneurs Tansy Baigent & Dolly James. They personally source each unique, pre-loved diamond and precious gemstone piece. This is an innovative, forward-thinking business that is driven by a passion to reduce the environmental... Read More
'Simple Animal' is a young fashion label that specialises in trendy, organic and fair, vegan fashion for animal lovers. Created by Miriam Agat, Simple Animal loves otherness and embraces all things different. They love vegans, the LGBT scene and everyone who's... Read More
Elisabeth was raised in New England to an Irish Catholic Family. She graduated from Dartmouth college in 1993 with a major in studio art. She had numerous costuming jobs before sge founded ELISABETHAN. Here is Elisabeth's story.Elisabeth... Read More
Angelin Rennell is a mother of two that founded and runs Beklina. Beklina was founded in 2006 and sells ethical fashion with collections placees as diverse as Bolivia, Nepal, Peru, and USA.Tell us about yourself – familial/personal... Read More
Sarah earned a BFA in New media and Metalsmithing from Millersville University. She studied under Christina Miller, who is the co-founder of Ethical Metalsmiths. Sarah founded Sarah Zentz Jewelry. Here is her story.How did you get... Read More
Wildlife Works' objective is to advance economic and social solutions for communities where both wildlife survival and forest preservation is threatened.
Tell us about family background - geography, culture, language, and religion.California native. Chinese descent. My grandparents have many war... Read More
Avila is an Australian lifestyle label locally produced in Melbourne, offering luxury clothing you can wear everyday. They instil qualities of elegance and naturalness in all their garments by selecting luxurious natural fabrics, ensuring quality fit and an ethical and sustainable conscience.... Read More
This story began in 2006, when David Rhode was looking for an engagement ring but couldn’t find a jeweller who could tell him where their diamonds had come from, or the conditions under which their jewellery was produced. The more he... Read More
15:21 is a Stockholm-based brand with a love for functional minimalist design. We make everyday essentials - the things you touch and hold the most (lovers aside) - in natural cork.Cork Wallet, iPhone 6 Cork Case, Cork Passport Holder... Read More
Thomas and Marion founded and own TSHU, an elegant and committed handkerchief. Ethically made in Montreal (Canada), the TSHU handkerchiefs boast unique, bold, colourful designs and a distinctive shape, to make a gesture for the environment – in style! Each... Read More
Thanks for inviting me to talk with you… and thanks for the great work you’re doing up in Canada.
How did you get interested in ethical and sustainable fashion?
I come to this work in a bit... Read More
Continued from Part oneThere have been large tragedies such as the Rana Plaza collapse, which was the largest garment factory accident in history with over 1,000 dead and more than 2,500 injured. Others were the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911)... Read More
Julia Eden started making custom macrame hemp necklaces for friends when she was in high school. Twenty years later, she now has an ethical and jewelry brand of JuliaEden designs . A life long environmentalist, she is passionate about sustainability in... Read More
Wild Thing Toys was founded by Fehmida Ibrahim Shah. She has worked with various social and educational movements and is passionate about supporting a fair trade business models. She started Wild things toys that inspire imagination... Read More
Maha Mala creates beautifully hand crafted 108 bead Necklaces using crystal and Indian Traditional seeds. These 108 bead necklaces are called 'Malas' in Sanskrit and are used for chanting. Based out of the heartland of India, New Delhi; each of... Read More
Conscious Elegance creates fun, ethically sourced eco-chic wedding attire at a fair price. Sustainability, social responsibility, & affordability are their priorities and reflected in every aspect of their business. Designer Lori, tells us more.Tell us about family background -... Read More
Purse and Clutch employs weavers & seamstresses in Guatemala & leather workers in Ethiopia to break the cycle of poverty in countries with limited job opportunities. Know more about them in our interview with Jen Lewis!Purse and Clutch artisans in... Read More
NOW THEN is an ecoluxury swimwear and neoprene label for Ocean minded women in search of a fashionable saltwater attire.Tell us about yourself – familial/personal story, education, and prior work. I was raised in a small town of Navarra, in the... Read More
Sutter Larkin believes that a positive image on the outside starts with feeling good on the inside. To get there, one-of-a kind designs are used to bring out the best in each individual who puts on a Sutter Larkin ensemble.Head... Read More
Founded in 2016, Margu is a womenswear line created and designed by Emily DeLong. Combining classic silhouettes with vintage-inspired details, her clothing strikes a balance between playful femininity and quiet sophistication. Fabrics, notions, and trims are... Read More
Kámen Road offers limited edition travel and work bags made on the West Coast of the United States. The company, founded by Kathleen Murphy believes in ethical and sustainable design and business practices. Read more about her and journey... Read More
Outsider was launched in 2009 with a mission statement that set the scene “Ethical fashion should just look like fashion”. Read more about our interview with Noorin Khamisani and her views on the fast fashion.Noorin Khamisani I was born... Read More
In 1989 Arrogance Accessories was born. Celebrating their 25 Year Anniversary very recently, they've been creating hemp bags and accessories that are now being sold in popular high street stores. Read more about our interview with Alf Valora of Arrogance Accessories.Tell... Read More
Gamine Workwear is designed by Taylor Johnston, Manager of the Gardens and Greenhouses at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in Boston, Mass. Understanding how important it is to create gear that holds up to hard work, every Gamine product... Read More
Lana Bambini is a family-run business offering high quality clothing for children which is all made from lovely natural – and mostly organic – fibres which are either unbleached and undyed or coloured with completely safe GOTS (Global Organic Textiles... Read More
CARPEDIEM Design stems from the need to respond to social sector concerned about sustainability and innovation within the current framework of fashion. Combining natural fabrics with more technology to provide greater comfort that you saw and being environmentally friendly.... Read More
LE SURI is an innovative handbag label creating unique handbags made from 100 % cork. The line features highest quality natural materials - organically grown, locally harvested and produced. Read more about our interview with Le Suri's co-founder Nina Tack.... Read More
Bibico is an ethical clothing brand reknown for its simple effortless style. Their clothes are made from the best quality natural materials and produced in fair trade cooperatives, certified by the World Fair Trade Organisation. Read more about Bibico with our... Read More
Belvele's founder, Monica Rojas, became fascinated with fashion at a young age. She has worked in the industry for 10 years in various roles, including management, merchandising, and buying. Read more about our interview with her.Monica Rojas Tell us... Read More
Alora was founded in 2013 in the beautiful city of Calgary, Alberta. Co-founders and mother-daughter duo of Emilyn and Jameela, began handcrafting jewelry on their kitchen table with the belief that jewelry should be beautiful, personal and meaningfulTell us... Read More
Bead & Reel is your one-stop shop for ethical fashion. Founded by stylist and costume designer Sica Schmitz, Bead & Reel is the woman-owne
d, vegan-owne d boutique committed to helping women love themselves and others through empowered and...
Purple Impression is a Fair trade brand that aims to bring people together through art and fashion. They work with women artisans in Pakistan who hand embroider the designs. Their goal is to provide them with employment, fair pay and direct access to... Read More
MY SISTER's mission is to prevent sex trafficking, educate communities, empower the population, provide after-care for survivors and offer growth opportunities to at-risk women through the sales of our statement-making, ethically-sourced apparel and accessories.Mandy Multerer. Image credit: kyleeandchristiancreative Tell us... Read More
Mayamiko Trust was established in 2008 by Paola Masperi. After extensive travel in Africa, Paola decided to help some of the most disadvantaged people in Malawi by supporting their creative talents and turning them into sustainable activities.Paola Masperi Tell us about... Read More
Bobbi Paidel, founder of Tribe of lambs is a Canadian Nonprofit company working to empower and enrich the lives of at risk children in India. Through the sale of their ethically made, high quality jewelry line. Read more about Bobbi... Read More
Over the past twenty four years, Green Apple Active founder and veteran athletic designer Cristofer Smith and his team members have pioneered 13 brands with wild success, winning several international design awards for his unique fusion of comfort & style.
We have a chat with Mallorie Dunn of Smart Glamour, an affordable, fashionable, and customizable ethical clothing line for people of all sizes.Designer Mallorie Dunn Tell us about yourself – familial/personal story, education, and prior work. My name is Mallorie Dunn... Read More
INLAND is a Canadian designer shopping event, a platform for designers and brands to sell their collections directly to shoppers, read on to know more about INLAND and Sarah. The founder and creative director behind the eventTell us your story... Read More
Tell us about yourself – familial/personal story, education, and prior work.
My name is Maryanne Mathias. My business partner Molly Keogh and I cofounded Osei-Duro in 2009.Molly and Maryann, co-founders of Osei-Duro
I was born on a... Read More
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I grew up in a family of craftspeople in rural south Missouri, and was always making things, creating, exploring nature. I'd spend hours by the creek, with the... Read More
Under The Root is an intimate apparel design house that encircles and creates hand structured lingerie, loungerie, and boudoir accessories by Jennifer M. Brown. Read more about the interview below:Jennifer M. Brown Tell us about yourself – familial/personal story,... Read More
Dorris Bogus, founder of KaMIT Sport fitness and lifestyle wear focuses 30 percent of her line on eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton and bamboo. Read more about her and Kamit Sport below!Dorris Bogus Tell us about yourself – familial/personal... Read More
Hillary Sampliner is the creative and fashion director at Nuvango, an innovative sustainable fashion brand that is heading 3D printing for the fashion industry. Know more about Hillary and Nuvango below!Tell us about yourself – familial/personal story, education,... Read More
More Than Half is a fair trade clothing retailer started by Melissa Stieber in downtown Kitchener. Read more below to know about More Than Half and ethical fair trade clothing brands.More than Half summer 2016 collection
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