5 Ways to Dispose of Unwanted Clothing Without Harming the Environment

5 Ways to Dispose of Unwanted Clothing Without Harming the Environment

April 16, 2019 0 Comments

According to the EPA, Greenpeace, The New York Times, and a few other resources, more than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the United States. In other words, we throw away a lot of clothes in this country. However, only 2.62 million tons were recycled, and 3.14 million tons were combusted for energy recovery. The rest was shipped off to the landfill. An even crazier statistic, the average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothes each year.”

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Our Screening of "The True Cost" and Ethical Fashion Discussion Panel

Our Screening of "The True Cost" and Ethical Fashion Discussion Panel

September 17, 2018 0 Comments

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.

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How Capsuling Lead to My Responsible Wardrobe

How Capsuling Lead to My Responsible Wardrobe

August 19, 2018 0 Comments

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.

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Who Made My Clothes?

Who Made My Clothes?

April 28, 2018 0 Comments

It's fashion revolution week! The products we sell are handmade with intention so every step in the production process is known. Each individual who hand makes each item is treated with respect and paid a fair wage. So when you ask us the question: Who may my jewelry, my scarf, my bag? We can tell you.

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Can Fair Trade Really Impact Poverty?

Can Fair Trade Really Impact Poverty?

July 31, 2017 0 Comments

Despite gains in the quality and popularity of fair trade over the past decade, critics from the economic world are questioning the validity of the movement. In this article, I have collected some of the most valid critiques of the Fair Trade movement, as well as some equally ‘pro’ arguments, in hopes that consumers will continue to engage the important issue of “where my stuff comes from.”

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