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FASHION ~ THE 2ND LARGEST POLLUTER IN THE WORLD.

Drunk on consumerism, fast fashion, and faster purchases are the key drivers of massive pollution, exploitation, and unsustainability in the fashion industry.

Sales that encourage mass consumption is clashing with the planet’s resources. The earth’s soils are depleted of nutrients. Working families are grossly underpaid. Humans (including children) who grow and process the materials work 14+ hour days for less than the cost of a latte.

The clothes you’re wearing are infused with molecular-size toxins and carcinogens like glyphosate and other pesticides that can’t be washed out. Skins, furs, feathers are stolen property.

When you pledge to make purchases that are kind to the earth, you are bettering the world, yourself, and initiating a new way of being for those around you.

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fast fashion
Clothing production has roughly doubled since 2000.
People bought 60% more garments, and kept the clothes for half as long.
The equivalent of one garbage truck full of clothes is dumped into landfills every second.
Washing clothes releases 500,000 tons of microfibers into the ocean each year — equivalent of 50 billion plastic bottles.
The fashion industry is responsible for 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions.
The fashion industry is the second-largest consumer of water worldwide.
Textile factories dump untreated chemicals into rivers ~ responsible for some of the most polluted rivers in the world.
LEATHER

Leather is falsely described as a by-product of the meat industry. Over half of the leather trade is carried out in developing countries, including China, Brazil, and India, where animal welfare laws are non-existent. Workers suffer daily exposure to a toxic stew of life-shortening chemicals. ‘Made in Italy’ just means the bag was finished in Italy.

impact on animals
one billion animals killed every year

impact on people
severe health risks from constant exposure to toxins in completely unregulated conditions

impact on planet
limited resources (water, food, land) resulting in deforestation and loss of natural habitats

WOOL

Shearing is an invasive and painful process for sheep, who grow their coats for protection from extreme temperatures. Many die from hypothermia as a result of early sheering, and unethical shearing often results in untreated injury, infection, and death. Sheep are specifically bred to produce more wool.

impact on animals
sheep are often violently abused for their wool

impact on people
threatens the land, air, and water

impact on planet
contributes most to greenhouse gas emissions producing 50% of the total emissions

EXOTIC SKINS

The snakes, crocodiles, and other reptiles who are killed for their skins are most often skinned alive. Their mutilated bodies are discarded like trash, but because of these animals’ slow metabolism, it can take hours for them to die.

impact on animals
farmed in unsanitary enclosures and skinned alive

impact on people
fur is treated with a soup of toxic chemicals inhaled by workers

impact on planet
The waste from tanneries include large quantities of pollutants

FUR

Eighty-five percent of fur comes from animals enslaved on factory fur farms in China. There is no regard for the environment or animals’ well-being. Environmental regulations are often ignored. No federal humane slaughter law protects animals on fur factory farms, and killing methods are gruesome.

impact on animals
farmed in unsanitary enclosures and skinned alive

impact on people
exposed to toxic chemicals ~ ammonia, formaldehyde, hydrogen peroxide, and other bleaching agents

impact on planet
hazardous process of fur dressing is ranked as one of the world’s five worst industries for toxic metal pollution

SILK

Silk is obtained from the cocoon fiber produced by silkworms. Silk manufacturers use steam, gases, or boiling water to kill the live cocoons. Believe it or not, silk moths are sentient beings.

impact on animals
Tens of millions of silk moths are boiled alive every year

impact on people
intensive cultivation practices and chemicals pollute groundwater

impact on planet
the worst impact on the environment of any textile. Uses more freshwater, causing more water pollution, and emitting more greenhouse gases

FEATHERS

According to the American Down & Feather Council, 80% of the down and feathers produced globally are produced in China where animal cruelty regulations are virtually non-existent.

impact on animals
feathers are plucked alive

impact on people
exposed to toxic chemicals on factory farms

impact on planet
Toxic metal poisoning may occur from industrial exposure, water or atmosphere pollution

ORGANIC JOHN PATRICK

Eco-friendly collection of slips, camisoles, and tops. Organic materials, fair labor practices, and ecological awareness ~ made in New York City.

Empowers Women 

JOHN PATRICK ORGANIC
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VITAMIN A

Feminine design with sustainable innovation. Their bikinis and bodysuits are made with plant-based and recycled fabrics ~ made in California.

1% for the planet

GET 20% OFF VITAMIN A

REFORMATION

Based in L.A., Reformation uses eco-friendly and recycled materials. They minimize the use of packaging with 100% post-consumer waste.

40% of fabrics are vintage or deadstock

REFORMATION
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SAVANNAH MORROW

All garments from Savannah Morrow are created from natural, biodegradable hand-dyed fabrics that either come from a sustainable and/or organic source. Recycled swing tags to recycled packaging ~ made in Australia.

Empowers small families in villages around the world.

SAVANNAH MORROW
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TKEES

A family-owned business with simple shoe solutions for the minimalist. *vegan options

MADE IN BRAZIL

GET $10 OFF TKEES
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NADAAM

Sustainable and cruelty-free cashmere (animals are hand-combed and not sheared, and treated humanely as a way of life), non-toxic dyes,  clean energy-powered manufacturing and fair-trade practice (herders paid 50% more). They also have products with vegan silk (ahimsa silk).

clean energy-powered & tree planting

NAADAM
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RIVERS EIGHT

Faux skin handbags and travel accessories for those who crave luxury without cruelty. Rubber material which mimicked the gorgeous, natural symmetry of exotic skins while being nearly indestructible. Cruelty-free ~ made in Los Angeles.

cruelty free

RIVERS EIGHT
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CULT OF COQUETTE

A curated collection of highly-coveted vegan shoes and handbags. Responsible & Cruelty-Free ~ made in Los Angeles.

100% women owned factories.

CULT OF COQUETTE
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SPELL & THE GYPSY

Modern-bohemian fashion inspired by far-off places and childhood memories. Dye houses use environmentally responsible products focusing on responsible water, chemical, and energy footprints.

2019 Sustainability Award & 1% for the planet.

SPELL & THE GYPSY
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VON HOLZHAUSEN

Easy–to–wear women’s & men’s designs made from Tecknik–Leather, a 100% animal-free and sustainable leather alternative that maintains the look and feel of real leather.

Support local homeless communities, oceans, and animal welfare.

von Holzhausen
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AERA

Luxury vegan shoes & boots for men and women. They work with Plastic Bank, an organization that empowers people in Haiti, the Philippines, Indonesia and other countries with significant plastic pollution issues.

Italian materials suppliers and factories

AERA
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MATE THE LABEL

A clean essential brand using certified organic cotton & natural dyes. They use 100% recycled materials for our shipping mailers and boxes.

Sustainably made in California | owned by Women

MATE THE LABEL

Clothing
The Wylde
House of fluff
Nation LTD
Lalf

Lingerie
Boody
Cosabella

Shoes
Stella McCartney
Matt and Nat
Pawi
Bahava
Mink

Hand Bags
Stella McCartney
Matt and Nat
Angela Roi

Linens
Coyuchi
I love Linen

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