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Fashioning Change

The Fashioning Change Philosophy

Fashioning Change is dedicated to helping shoppers make better purchase decisions. It is our mission to provide people with information, tools, and opportunity to create positive change via the things they buy.

We recommend brands that:

  • Are made of Earth-friendly textiles and materials
  • Use sustainable manufacturing techniques
  • Believe in transparency and share details of their supply-chain
  • Are ethically produced
  • Protect animal rights
  • Believe in community and give back in some way
  • Designed to be upcycled or recycled
Design Philosophy
Design Philosophy
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Philosophy

We believe that every purchase we make is a “vote” for the practices of the company we are buying from. This “vote” can protect our health, the Earth, and human rights or support the destruction of the environment, use of sweatshops, and child labor.

Our vision is to:

  • Make it easy to shop for authentically eco-friendly and ethical brands
  • Support the growth of small eco brands
  • Show the connection between an item purchased, the person that made it, and the environment from which it came
  • Partner with shoppers, designers, non-profits, and name brands to create systemic change in the retail manufacturing industry
Materials
Materials
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Materials

We recommend design-driven brands that have selected to use Earth-friendly textiles and materials in their lines. Some of the innovative textile choices used by our brands include organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, pineapple and banana silk, lycocell, modal, cocona, and charcoal based fibers.

Why Earth-friendly?

  • Pesticides used in conventional cotton last 50% longer on Earth than the garment manufactured from the cotton will last on Earth
  • Garments produced using Earth-friendly materials can biodegrade in a way that is not harmful to soil or waterways
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
Cradle-to-Cradle Design
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Cradle-to-Cradle Design

When a piece of clothing is made, worn, and discarded there are a number of touch points that have a positive or negative impact on the Earth. We are proud to only recommend brands that use Cradle-to-Cradle design practices meaning they consider the impact of where a garment begins, the impact of its creation, and where it will end up when it is no longer worn. All our brands complete a positive lifecycle - what a brand takes from the environment to make a garment can return to the Earth with no harmful impact.

Our brands can be:

  • Upcycled
  • Recycled
  • Reenter the Earth with no harmful impact
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Sustainable Design
Sustainable Design
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Sustainable Design

Every brand that we recommend uses sustainable design principles. Sustainable design is a process that strives to achieve the smallest footprint possible.

Elements of sustainable design practices used by our brands include, but are not limited to:

  • Selection of Earth-friendly textiles
  • Use of low impact water and soy based dyes
  • Conscious water conservation
  • Zero waste pattern making
Social Responsibility
Social Responsibility
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Social Responsibility

Giving

Fashioning Change believes in empowering others to live happy, healthy, and Earth-friendly lives. We only recommend brands that contribute to making the world a better place by giving back in some “fashion.”

Examples of how Fashioning Change brands give back include:

  • Participating in 1% For the Planet
  • Grassroots work to revitalize US based garment districts
  • Serving as mentors to young eco and ethical designers
  • Donating to charitable causes
Country of Origin
Country of Origin
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Country of Origin

By the time a piece of clothing gets to a shopper on average it has had contact with at least three countries. Fashioning Change brands work hard to source textiles and manufacturers that use sustainable and ethical practices in both manufacturing and transport.

When deciding where materials and manufacturing will be done our brands consider the following:

  • Quality of textiles they are purchasing
  • Quality of the manufacturing they contract
  • Treatment of the environment
  • Treatment of the people in the supply-chain
Ethical Design
Ethical Design
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Ethical Design

Fashioning Change brands work to empower the people that construct their lines. In order to be a brand we recommend worker conditions must be safe, free from mental, emotional, and physical intimidation and harassment, non-discriminatory, provide a minimum living wage compensation to workers for all hours worked, and not violate any human rights.

Our brands also believe in:

  • Transparency and sharing details about their supply-chain
  • Practicing fair-trade principles
  • Paying living wages