Yobel is proud to be the sole purveyor of Ethnotek products in the United States! Co-Owners, Clay & Emily Ross were initially drawn to this incredible company’s techno-hip bags because of their high utility features (like this camera bag designed by photographers) and strong ethic toward both people and planet. As a conscious consumer, you can feel good that Ethnotek’s slow-production materials are sourced in person from the villages where they are created. Each artisan piece is purchased directly from the person who made it, for a fair price.
We recently had the privilege of hosting a screening of the True Cost film in the Ivywild School gym. The film delves into the truth behind the fast fashion industry. It reveals many dangerous and unjust labor practices involved in clothing production and the heartbreaking ramifications this has on the lives of people we never otherwise see.
My love for fashion spiraled out of control as I entered adulthood. I became obsessed with shopping and purchased more and more to the point that every time I opened the door to my closet I would feel confused, overwhelmed and dissatisfied. This only fed to the vicious cycle of mindless spending that never seemed to end. It wasn't until I worked for Yobel Market that I was able to pull myself out of the rabbit hole.It’s easy to spend mindlessly on cheap items that you rarely wear -- until you take into consideration the hands that make them.