Many know Jenny Nuccio as the founder and CEO of Imani Collective, an ethical impact brand, based in Mombasa, Kenya, where Jenny has lived for the last 12 years. The brand makes interactive products for kids, as well as banners, pillows, and totes, using local-to-kenya materials. Through broken English and Swahili, Jenny and 16 Kenyan women created a deep friendship through shared experiences.
It’s Plastic Free July and we’re joining the convo on reducing plastic usage this month and every month. We know plastic is harmful but it’s still literally everywhere and in most of the products we use on a daily basis. We can try really hard to live without plastic but sometimes it’s almost impossible to avoid. Start with one area of your life and slowly eliminate all major plastic or waste contributors before moving onto a different part.
Meet Molly Stillman, content creator, speaker, burrito lover, and this week’s lovely #GoodTribe interview interview. Molly has been running her blog, Still Being Molly, for about 14 years now. It’s a hub for everything she loves and advocates for, including ethical and fair trade fashion, clean beauty, her life as a mom and wife, and so much more. I love that she calls her blog her ‘Internet Living Room’, it’s truly a space where everyone will find at least one thing to read, enjoy and learn more about.
Now that I’ve been buying better quality clothing that I know will last longer, I feel good. It really is a great feeling to be able to invest in sustainable fashion pieces that will last many seasons, that are comfy and that really are timeless. Check out the God Tee blog on are 8 tips to make your clothes last longer and continue to help protect the environment and to help you live more sustainably.
Everyone can make a positive impact in this world. From a consumer, to an entrepreneur or an investor. We ALL have the capacity within ourselves to become a force for good. At The Good Tee, we believe in the small changes and the big. This week, we had the pleasure of talking to Grant Trahant, founder of Causeartist. Founded in 2013, Causeartist is a global community of conscious consumers, social entrepreneurs and business leaders who believe social enterprise can positively impact the world.
Do you have a stack of forgotten t-shirts in the back of your closet that sit unused but you don’t want to let go of since they have sentimental value? I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been there. Do you want to simplify or minimize your closet or even create your dream capsule wardrobe? I’m with you. If you’re still holding onto those old tees that you just don’t wear anymore, It’s time to get creative.
Change is what we at The Good Tee aspire for. Change in the social, economic, and environmental spaces by employing ethical and sustainable business practices and by also educating people about the benefits of supporting such businesses. It’s never an easy journey especially for small organizations that strive to take small yet impactful steps keeping in mind not just the livelihood of their workers but also the impact they have on our planet. We might be called dreamers, but we’re not the only ones. There are many out there like us who dream of a better world, and what excites us is that there are people who believe in supporting our dreams.
Meet Meera Jain aka The Green Mum, a superwoman donning the role of an eco-blogger, a teacher, and a mother every single day. We asked her the secret to her sustainable mantra of living an eco life, read on to hear what she had to say. Read about her most important discovery I have made through adopting a sustainable lifestyle.
Do you know that feeling, standing in front of a closet full of clothes and still not knowing what to wear? I sure do, and this feeling most often leads to mindless shopping and accumulation of clothes that are ‘disposable’ or meant to be worn for a short term only. In short, it’s the beginning of an unsustainable vicious cycle adding to the horrific carbon footprint of the fast fashion industry.
Let’s ask ourselves, why do we need clothes that don’t even last after a handful of washes? This use and throw culture of fast fashion not only makes us spend more every few months on new clothes, but adds to the overflowing landfills as more and more clothes are being discarded. This is why it is so essential to shop sustainably and buy good quality clothing that lasts longer. But how do we identify clothing that is of good quality? Well we’ve got your back, here are 5 simple tips that will help you pick the right clothes that are sustainable and of good quality.
Today we have access to so much information about living a sustainable life and making responsible choices that it’s not difficult to pause a moment and ask ourselves relevant questions before indulging. Here are the top 10 questions that I have started asking myself before giving in to the temptation of the simple click and buy option online.
In this week's #goodtribe interview, we bring you someone that is part of this incredible community! We are talking about Hala Scandar, founder of Dandarah. Dandarah is a brand created with the mission of empowering egyptian artisans and their communities, selling their fashion accessories, pottery, bags, and more! Check it out!
Currently, the world only recycles 67 million tons of waste and garbage, when there is more than 260 million tons that can be recycled! Well, our two heroes set their mission to fight against this statistic through recycling and upcycling.
Have you ever wondered who made your clothes? Here at The Good Tee we wholeheartedly believe in Fashion Revolution which is a global movement calling for a fair, safe, clean and transparent fashion industry. Supply chain transparency is at the forefront of what we believe in. I had an amazing opportunity to speak to two good humanswho followed their passion of giving back to communitiesand openly share stories about who makes there products. Check out our latest Good Tribe interview with John Pritchard of Pala Eyewear and Christal Earle of Brave Soles.
Moving towards conscious living, is no easy path. One of the challenges of becoming more self-conscious is knowing what you buy and how it affects the world. Finding the right brands that suit you and do good can be challenging. Meet the inspirational Emily Waddell, a girl who like all of us, was trying to find her way through the sustainable and ethical world, until one day she decided to share it with all of us! She created The Honest Consumer, a place where she talks about sustainability, mental health, social impact, and more. And through her sister site Give A Damn Goods she also shares some of the best sustainable brands that are doing good and changing the world. Check out this weeks #goodtribe interview.
What exactly does it mean to live sustainably?Every day we make choices that affect the environment, the climate and other species. From what we eat to what we purchase, there’s a lot we can do to “choose” and reduce our environmental footprint. Thankfully, there are amazing people on and offline that make it easier for us to learn about what steps we can take to be better to our one and only home planet. Supporting sustainability leaders who are advocates of social justice and environmentalism will help you expand your horizons and it helps in making positive changes easier.
Before our amazing products arrive at your doorstep and are in your hands, there is a lot of work done behind the scenes to make that happen. It can take up to a year involving upwards of ten people and costing $3,000-$5,000 before it’s accepted into the collection. Even after the whole process and products are tested, with your feedback it may still not go into production
It’s time to wake up. Change is long overdue. Girl Power! International Women’s Day became official in March, 1911 with the support of over one million people who demanded the realization of women’s rights. March 8 is International Women's Day celebrated across the globe. It is a day to spread awareness among the people regarding women's rights and gender equality.
There never seems to be enough time. From shopping for groceries, buying our favourite coffee, picking new clothes, these decisions are made quickly. These decisions directly affect so many people. That is where purchase with purpose comes in. What if I tell you that you can do all of these things and help farmers across the globe at the same time? Or even better, help entire communities and the planet? Yes, this is possible thanks to Fair Trade!
This week we introduce you to another hero from our #GoodTribe, an inspiring good human helping our communities and our planet. The incredible human: Ben Higgins! We all fell in love with him during his appearance on The Bachelor, now get ready to fall in love with him again. His compassion extends to his work life and we are super excited to talk to Ben about his latest projects, including Generous Coffee and his book. Ben co-founded Generous Coffee, with the main mission and heart to serve communities! Imagine taking a sip of coffee and knowing that you just changed someone else’s life! Well, Ben is making it happen.