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INDIGENOUS CEO and Co-Founder, Scott Leonard, was recently published on The Huffington Post. Read his reflections on why so many are searching for jobs that allow them to make the world a better place... Jobs like ours.
Becoming Idealists: Finding Meaning In The Workplace
Traveling to Peru is likely to shake you up and inspire you. It’s a place of rich culture. Layers of ancient civilizations and history live embedded in Peru’s vibrant and chaotic modern society. Yet it’s not necessarily a safe place, and not a wealthy one. Extreme poverty lurks down most streets, with hungry children on many doorsteps. It’s this kind of poverty that changes your perspective. It’s this constant realization that inspires many of us at INDIGENOUS to look for our worth beyond our paychecks. Instead, we have come to measure our worth by how much work we can give to an artisan group. By whether we can spread that work year round, making their jobs and lives easier and their income dependable. We measure our worth by our ability to reinvest in the communities we work with, and the ways we are able to connect individual artisans with micro financing and skills training.
Don't miss the INDIGENOUS Summer Sample Sale this Friday and Saturday, June 17th & 18th. You'll find our ethically made clothing—100% organic and fair trade—at amazing prices. This is our first summer sale in years, and that means lots of gorgeous styles to choose from, in every size. Come hang out with us in one of the most happening places in Sonoma County: The Barlow in Sebastopol.
With awareness comes action, and environmental problems almost always have a solution. Clothing waste is no exception. What happens to returns that are no longer pristine? What happens to clothing that is damaged or unsellable? It's a problem the ethical fashion industry has been tackling head on, with multiple solutions popping up where there were none. At INDIGENOUS, we are happy to announce that we have found a solution that fits our business—The Renewal Workshop—and it's launching this week.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the Fashion Revolution Day event in SF! We had a ton of fun.
Sponsored by Wildlife Works and co-produced by Ecologique Fashion. Images by Bryan Berry.
Ana is a single mother who lives with her 2 children and her visually impaired father in “Luz y Alegria,” a community for blind people and their families in Arequipa, Peru. It is here that Ana opened her knitting workshop. She currently provides work for the people in her community, allowing them to help support their families.
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- Celebrate Fashion Revolution Day with us in San Francisco | Sunday, April 24th
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