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A Day Without Women

Posted by The Mistress on

A Day Without Women

As a small, woman owned, business I strike because I want to see a better, more just and equal future.  Sure, I'm an idealist; but I think it takes a bit of idealism and a whole lot of activism to make waves of positive change.   #adaywithoutawoman #internationalwomensday

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Cha cha cha changes....

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Since the news broke about American Apparel's pending bankruptcy sale, we've been deep in research mode, finding the best alternatives while keeping our high standards for ethical and ecological production means.  We hear that their wholesale factories, where we buy our basics from, will remain active, for how long...we do not know. We want to have suitable backup options in the event Gilden{who just bought AA} decides to scrap it's newly acquired American factories.   As it turns out, there are a growing number of like-minded basic apparel manufacturers sprouting up all over the USA. Some of which, happen to...

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TREES

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We like trees ;)  Exciting news! We're working with   to plant one tree for every purchase. {and retroactively pledge} One tree planted for every purchase made previously this year.    Trees make great gifts: http://onetreeplanted.org/    Update 12.16.2016: Get a sweet certificate with your name on it!  Update: 2.3.2017 The saplings are almost ready for planting. Just a few more months!

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Mischievous Materials Part Deux

Posted by Carl St. James on

Mischievous Materials Part Deux

Nylon vs Ecopoly via GIPHY Nylon has been a popular material ever since it was introduced in the 1930s. It’s commonly used in shoes, clothes, household appliances, tires, carpet, and other everyday use products. Why do we love Nylon so much? It is lightweight, comfortable, highly durable, resistant to heat, and it lends itself to wearing well which works great for a variety of uses. In fashion, Nylon makes up anywhere from 25% to 50% of dresses, shirts, and other types of clothing. While in the 1900s it was a popular material in stockings, today nylon is most commonly found...

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Mischievous Materials

Posted by Carl St. James on

Mischievous Materials

So when you buy from a company, check where they source their materials and who creates their products. If all of us decide to switch away from using products that harm farmers, the land, and encourage this type of bad behavior then we can truly make a difference in helping improve our world, from the seed to the hangar.

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