Written by Kate Manley
Do you know that you are empowered to change the world, even in the smallest of decisions? If, for instance, you were to support ethically made, sustainable, pure organic fabrics, slow fashion and local businesses then you would be making a difference. In the fashion industry many philanthropic designers are leading the way.
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS is quite remarkable in that for every pair of shoes sold, he donates a pair to a child in need. To date, TOMS have given away some 600,000 pairs of shoes! His vision was birthed while he was vacationing in Buenos Aires and learned that children there couldn’t attend school simply because they didn’t have shoes.
In a similar way, you too can be inspired to follow that dream and pursue what you are passionate about. This month, we are featuring a few of our favourite stockists who preference fair trade and pure design ethics.
- Fog Linen loofahs & eye-masks
- Ethically made scarves by oncewaslost.com
- 100% Cotton throws / shawls from Turkey
- Handmade paper journals & notebooks
- Fog linen teatowels & drink coasters
- Handmade wooden platters from Java
- Locally grown cotton cushions from Ethiopia
- Handcarved rustic stool from Morocco
- Handwoven blanket from Ethiopia