Ethical Fashion

As the fashion industry grows to accommodate a burgeoning community of bold new designers, so too does the call to reduce the impact fashion has on workers and the environment. Fast-fashion companies, specifically, are coming under growing scrutiny for the significant harm they pose to the planet. Innovative thinkers and business leaders are challenging us to rethink our relationship to fashion and imagine a more sustainable and ethical way to fill our closets.

10 Ethical Alternatives to Today’s Top Brands

Today we are fortunate enough that there are ethical alternatives to almost any brand that…

Rewilder is Taking an Innovative Approach to Zero Waste Fashion Through Unique Upcycling

Meet Rewilder, a sustainable fashion brand that finds beauty in discarded industrial materials, upcycling them…

Meet Resera, an Social Enterprise Jewelry Brand Employing Women Transitioning Out of Homelessness

Meet Resera, a social impact jewelry brand based out of Nashville, TN that employs women…

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Anchal is an Innovative Nonprofit Brand Creating Sustainable Jobs and Empowering Women Through Fashion

In Episode 28 of the Disruptors for Good podcast, I speak with Colleen and Maggie…

Daria Day is Empowering Women in Remote Communities in the Foothills of K2 Mountain

Meet Daria Day, a social enterprise jewelry brand empowering women living in the remote mountain…

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The Future of Fashion: Turning Recycled Plastic Into Clothes

Little do people know, but every piece of plastic ever made is reported to still…

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Meet the World’s First Waterproof Hemp Sneakers

Meet 8000Kicks, the waterproof hemp sneakers startup. The friends behind the company started with one…

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Meet Freeleaf, the Handmade Accessory Brand Empowering Women At-Risk of Sexual Exploitation

Did you know that 75% of trafficking victims are girls and women? That 1 in…

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Waste to Wear: Meet Topiku, the Sustainable Brand That Turns Trash Into Hats

Photo credit: Topiku Topiku makes SoCal streetwear-inspired hats from textile offcuts, leather scraps and HDPE plastics typically…

10 Social Enterprise Sneaker Brands Impacting The World

Over the last decade or so fashionable sneakers have become a world wide phenomenon. Since…

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From Trash To Treasure: Closing The Loop On Sustainable and Ethical Fashion

Featured photo credit: Indosole Despite the rise of socially responsible businesses and conscious consumers, the fashion…

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3 Female Social Entrepreneurs Using Ethical Fashion To Impact Lives

Whether you work in social impact or support the brands and leaders changing the world…

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Meet Janji Running, The Apparel Brand Devoted To Providing Clean Drinking Water Around The World

Meet Janji Running, a startup social impact running brand that’s devoted to allowing runners to…

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The Rebrand of Luxury: How Handcrafted Luxury Sneakers Can Create Artisan Sustainability

Meet Crafted Society, the social enterprise redefining what a luxury brand is and should be.…

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Meet grunBAG, the Ethical Backpack for Sustainable Travelers

The biggest advantage and the greatest challenge of a traveler: a good backpack. Whether 60L…

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Outland Denim Uses Premium Denim to Combat the Human Trafficking Crisis

Meet Outland Denim, a social enterprise creating premium denim products that help tackle the worlds…

5 Emerging Reasons Minimalism in Fashion is Growing

In case there are still a few souls out there who are not in the…

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Meet The Travel Backpack Made Using 23 Recycled Plastic Bottles

Meet 8hz, a new ethical brand dedicated to making products with fabric created from recycled…

Meet Doodlage, The Ethical Fashion Brand Reversing The Design Process To Fulfill Their Zero Waste Mission

Tucked into the corner of West End Marg Saidulajab, New Delhi, is a cute little…

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Olori is Sponsoring Education For Girls With Every Handbag Purchase

Introducing Olori, the female focused handbag company working with women-owned businesses in sourcing materials for…

13 Ethical, Eco Friendly, and Sustainable Socks Supporting Amazing Causes

Sustainable socks are made from sustainable materials that are designed to last longer and have…

Entrepreneur Podcasts That Will Inspire You To Impact The World
18 Social Entrepreneur Podcasts That Will Inspire You To Impact The World

Information is everywhere. Entertainment is everywhere. Now, podcasts are everywhere. Podcasting is an increasingly popular…

Kipato Unbranded is a Kenyan Social Enterprise that Employs Local Artisans to Create Beautiful Jewelry

Kipato Unbranded is a social enterprise based in Kenya that is commissioning local artists to…

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Meet Recover Brands, an American Manufacturing Company Producing Clothes Out of Recycled Materials

Meet the American manufacturing company Recover Brands. Recover strives to create the best, most environmentally friendly and…

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Meet JustOne, the Social Enterprise Empowering Artisans and Former Child Soldiers in Africa

There is something so special about JustOne: a social enterprise empowering artisans in the Kibera…

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Meet The Female Social Entrepreneur Creating Opportunities for 8,000 Women In 16 Countries and Counting

Meet Joy McBrien, an inspiring female social entrepreneur, and founder of Fair Anita. Fair Anita…

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12 Ethical and Sustainable Cause Tshirts for Conscious Consumers

You might not think that sustainable cause tshirts are all that important, but they actually…

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The Word Changes is Empowering The Boston Community with One Word

The Word Changes is a Boston-based apparel and accessory line making huge waves with their…

Bonfolk Collective Brings New Orleans Flavor To Social Enterprise

Meet Bonfolk Collective. A new sock social enterprise in New Orleans, LA. With every pair…

These 5 Social Enterprise Brands Are Impacting The World Through Socks

SOCKS ARE THE MOST REQUESTED & LEAST DONATED ARTICLE OF CLOTHING IN HOMELESS SHELTERS. Over twenty-four…