Eco-fashion is any brand or line that attempts to minimize the impact on the environment, and often the health of the consumers and the working conditions for the people that are making the clothes. There is also no such thing as a 100% eco-friendly piece of clothing because all clothing takes water and energy.
Fair Trade describes a brand or an individual product that has been certified and labeled by an independent organization because it meets certain standards. Fair Trade Certified clothes, ensures the apparel you purchase is sweatshop-free, the workers were paid a livable wage and made with eco-conscious practices.
Ethical Fashion is an umbrella term to describe ethical fashion design, production, retail, and purchasing. It covers a range of issues such as working conditions, exploitation, fair trade, sustainable production, the environment, and animal welfare.
Social good is typically defined as an action that provides some sort of benefit to the general public. (aka Don’t be Evil).
Made in the USA
Designed, produced and manufactured in the United States.
Handmade is not mass produced. Each item is a unique display of craftsmanship. Each has their own character that is to be admired. When you buy handmade, you are buying a commitment of authenticity, a guarantee that no other piece will ever be the same.
Designed and built or created according to specifications set forth by the purchaser.
Not on Amazon
Unique wholesale brands that you won’t find on Amazon. Curated for boutique customers.
A Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) is defined as one that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled on a daily basis by one or more female American citizens.
Small batch production is a term used to describe a small production run, typically less than 500 units (garments).
The business is at least 51% owned by minority individuals or, in the case of a publicly owned business, at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more such individuals (i.e. the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members.)
At least 51 percent of the business must be directly and unconditionally owned by one or more veteran(s) or service-disabled veteran(s).