We live in a world obsessed with laundering an item after a single-use. Yet doing the laundry has a huge environmental impact on the planet. Good news! Up to two-thirds of clothes’ carbon footprint occurs after you take it home. That’s awesome because most of the nasty stuff in the fashion industry is in your hands to fix. The extra good news is that it’s not even hard stuff to do.
The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world. It takes more than 5,000 gallons of water to manufacture a T-shirt and a pair of jeans! Moreover, an estimated 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. We often turn a blind eye to these factors when making a purchase. But it also happens to be that one area where we can make a difference- just by making better choices. After all, water is the ultimate commodity and we need to treat it like one.
Amie Cunningham, founder of Thief & Bandit believes in combining art and activism through art, the true form of expression that can unite us. Outspoken, empathizing her feelings with her black friends, had gradually been supporting the Black Lives Matter organization and reinforcing the importance to support with her ink tee designs. Our collaboration and discussion with our new #TheGoodTribe member has only been a progressive step towards this initiative. Check out our collaboration and our new designs.
Two changemaker warriors sisters, Lin and Toni started Plastic Free Toronto. It startedas a hub for sharing tips on low-waste living but evolved into a movement of conscious Torontonians who want to live in a more wholesome and sustainable world, where climate change awareness and social justice are commonplace.
The Good Tee is all about crafting premium quality products while keeping the planet and its people in mind. We strive to improve each day, but what’s remained constant are the good humans who make our products and the people who support us. With the B Corp certification, we are now in the esteemed company of fellow responsible companies with proven great values.
This year, beam internally as you spend some time with him and watch him unwrap something with good vibes. We’ve compiled a list of amazing Fair Trade gifts that your Dad will not only LOVE, gifts that support good humans in developing countries. Whether he loves sports, coffee, or fun socks, we have some extra special Father’s Day gift ideas for you.
Fun, focused, and completely in-depth, the Source My Garmentbook is the ultimate step-by-step insider’s guide for entrepreneurs and fashion start-ups to build a thriving, prosperous, and sustainable design business. This book is an ultimate guide for those conscious humans who want to venture into the entrepreneurial world of fashion and are wondering where to start
London based Chef Tom Hunt has thoughtfully written a book that can inspire us to think about it all; “pleasure, people & our planet”! He’s not just an award-winning chef and a food writer he’s a climate change activist, sustainability consultant. Chef Tom aims at raising awareness about the issues affecting our food system and aligns his work towards protecting biodiversity. His new book Eating for Pleasure, People & Planethas made it to the top of our reading list!
When the founder of Brave Soles, Christal Earle, was faced with a lingering question about the huge number of wasted tires around her, her heart had just the right answer for it. It resulted in beautiful handmade footwears with durable soles made of tire and oh my, they’re gorgeous! Come join us, as we learn more about her inspiring journey.
Daria Day has explored the most remote corners of the world to bring to us exquisite handcrafted jewelry with healing powers. What’s more? From transforming gemstones, to crafting the pieces, it’s all done by their talented group of artisans from Northern Pakistan. The mission of the brand is to empower everyone to live a prosperous life.
The founder of Kind Karma Company, Laurinda Lee-Retter made it her life’s purpose to help at-risk and unemployed youth of Toronto to channelize their unrecognized talents into making exquisite, dainty jewelry. Emerging like a phoenix from her own adverse experiences, she’s making world a more inclusive place every day. So, let’s add to our lists of good karma for the day, by getting to know about this wonderful initiative.
When Dana Kandalaft, the founder of Tight Knit Syria visited the refugee camps of Syria, she found something she never expected. It’s a story of how knitting kept these vulnerable communities from unravelling, and we bet you’d love every thread of it. Tight Knit Syria aims to help restore livelihoods for women in refugee camps by leveraging their existing skill sets in knitting and embroidery and connecting their beautiful handmade accessories with the world.
Cassandra Ciarallo, the founder of Chic Made Consciously, discovered her mission in life while she was exploring the diverse cultures and lifestyles of Asia. She’s redefined fashion accessories in North America, by bringing revolution to the materials used. From classy minimal rings, to jazzy fringe necklaces, these modish accessories are made up of innovative materials like repurposed brass, reclaimed tires & zero waste textiles. You’ve got to see it to believe it!