Modern fashion is highly exploitative with the intent to increase wealth for a few at the expense of our planet and human lives. The fast fashion industry aims to mass produce high-fashion replications at the lowest costs possible, even if at the expense of the maker.
Here are two of our favorite alternatives that produce fair trade apparel and strive for a hope filled fashion industry!
All BYTAVI products are produced with care and under fair trade principles by talented seamstresses in Cambodia where poverty is widespread. Each staff member receives a fair wage each week and are valued as people. They encourage a healthy balance between life and work so the shop is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Each work day a few BYTAVI staff members cook and all the women enjoy a meal together. Their purpose is to connect capable women with their self-worth and empower not only their employees, but their customers as well.
This Blue Stripe Linen Tank is a wardrobe staple! The linen is light, airy, and retains its shape. Layer the tank with the Black Open Cardi, a modern and minimalistic layering piece made of soft, light cotton knit fabric.
tonlé values inclusivity, honesty, and reciprocity and strives to create a purposeful future for fashion that is restorative, regenerative, and just. The products are made through a sustainable zero-waste process from reclaimed materials that other manufacturers consider waste. Instead of assembly lines, their workshops are structured like sewing circles where artisans can encourage one another, learn, and grow. tonlé envisions a fashion industry where everyone benefits and thrives.
The Relaxed Basic Top is loose-fitting and lightweight. It's made from reclaimed crepe and is a staple for any capsule wardrobe!
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