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Posted by Scott on Wednesday, Apr 23rd, 2014
We will never forget.
On April 24th of last year, the ugly reality behind fast fashion was brought into the living rooms of everyday people around the world. Rana Plaza—a massive garment factory complex in Bangladesh—had collapsed into a heap of rubble, killing over 1,000 people (mostly young women), and injuring over 2,500. The truth could no longer be ignored. Accompanying the storm of haunting images of the wreckage and victims were the real stories of Bangladeshi garment factory workers—their horrid working conditions and near slavery status. We must continue to ask ourselves: what is the true cost of fast fashion?
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Posted by Emily Roberts on Tuesday, Apr 8th, 2014
On 24th April last year, 1133 people were killed and over 2500 were injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Social and environmental catastrophes in fashion supply chains continue.
Fashion Revolution Day says enough is enough.
INDIGENOUS organic + fair trade fashion sponsored Fashion Revolution Day's first ever #INSIDEOUT photo contest, and the results are in.
Posted by Emily Roberts on Monday, Apr 7th, 2014
There are moments along the way when we inevitably pause and reflect upon the path we’ve taken. That’s exactly what’s about to happen to INDIGENOUS Co-founders Matt Reynolds and Scott Leonard. This month, Sustainatopia will honor them for their two-decade commitment to ethical fashion.
To celebrate, INDIGENOUS’ friends at World Ways Social Marketing have put together this short video celebrating INDIGENOUS’ impact in the field of transparent, fair trade production, and the development of the USA’s most versatile, wearable organic + fair trade clothing line for women and men. Please take a moment to watch and let us know what you think.
Posted by Emily Roberts on Saturday, Apr 5th, 2014
At INDIGENOUS, we believe in total transparency. That's why we created The Fair Trace Tool™, to allow our customers to find out how their organic + fair trade clothing has been created. Watch this play-by-play demonstration of an INDIGENOUS garment in production, and watch as high-quality knitwear comes to life in the hands of INDIGENOUS' fair trade artisans.
Posted by Emily Roberts on Sunday, Mar 30th, 2014
Reposted from Shannon Whitehead's sustainable fashion blog.
A host of upcoming events promises to keep you up to date on the latest progress and trends in ethical fashion. INDIGENOUS is sponsoring the Ethical Fashion & Sustainable Design Summit, happening April 16th-18th.
This Summit is part of Sustainatopia, one of the largest events in the world for social, financial and environmental sustainability. Sponsored by fair trade clothing brand INDIGENOUS and media platform FASHION ONE, the Summit will facilitate a meeting for the entire eco-system of ethical fashion and sustainable design. Spanning the course of three days, 50 international speakers will be featured from various sectors of the industry.
Posted by Emily Roberts on Wednesday, Mar 19th, 2014
Thank you and great work! Your support has helped make us the Best For the World.
Today, INDIGENOUS was honored for creating the most positive, overall social and environmental impact. We have earned an overall score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment.
Posted by Emily Roberts on Thursday, Mar 6th, 2014
As part Triple Pundit’s kickoff launching their new series on sustainability in fashion, they’ve decided to try something new: a Tweet Jam. It’s a one hour conversation with a panel of experts to which everyone is invited.
INDIGENOUS, one of the original fair trade and organic ethical fashion brands, is proudly sponsoring the event! We’ll be tweeting right alongside you and we look forward to connecting about our brand, our fair trade production model, and about the sustainable fashion industry as a whole.
Posted by Emily Roberts on Monday, Feb 17th, 2014
Posted by Emily Roberts on Friday, Feb 14th, 2014
Inc. followed INDIGENOUS co-founders Matt Reynolds and Scott Leonard to capture the day-to-day challenges at INDIGENOUS, and the realities of working together to change the fashion industry and save the world. Inc.com’s Trep Life series interviews and observes groundbreaking entrepreneurs to capture the real-life grind, hustle and payoff of modern business.
Curious? Watch the video… Seriously, you won’t be disappointed.
Posted by Emily Roberts on Friday, Jan 31st, 2014
Catch INDIGENOUS Co-Founder and President, Matthew Reynolds ( @indigenousmatt ) at the Sustainatopia Ethical Fashion and Design Summit, April 16th - 18th, at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens. He'll be joined by over 50 experts on sustainability to discuss the ways in which fashion firms are changing business and changing the world. Get an early bird discount by signing up by Friday, January 31st.
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