My Sustainable Closet – Georgina Iraheta

Georgina is an intrepid traveler having been involved in volunteering and working with young children and youth from an early age. Growing up in relatively privileged surroundings in El Salvador, Georgina recalls that shopping for clothes was always done with a view to purchase clothes for the following six months to a year. The options […]

My Sustainable Closet – Sunaina Patel

For Sunaina, leading a sustainable lifestyle has been personal journey focussed on health, nutrition and beauty products. She makes every effort not to be wasteful in all that she does. In many ways, this personal journey has been a lifelong one for Sunaina. Raised in the UK by parents who migrated from India, the principles […]

Lush Bazzar launches its second summer collection!

THE ART OF SUNDER “The Art of Sunder” is Lush Bazaar’s second summer collection. Timbrel Chyatee’s inspiration behind this collection was her Grandfather names Sunder and the beautiful handwoven. crisp cotton clothing he would wear. He was undoubtedly her hero and the one who shaped her family. He taught others around him to serve and […]

My Sustainable Closet – Iris Lim

Iris Lim – Threadapeutic customer Iris is a recycling enthusiast who has incorporated this practice in both her personal and professional life in early childhood education. Recycling has very much been a personal interest whether it is recycling newspaper, re-using egg cartons in art classes at her school, or donating used clothing to the Salvation […]

Artesan Profile: Yabal

A conversation with Yabal founder, Allison Havens. Origin Yabal is a k’iche’ word which means “hope”. We began in 2005 to support two indigenous communities that were destroyed and subsequently displaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Stan that affected many areas of Guatemala during that time. Yabal began as an organization to help these communities […]

Kantala launches crowdfunding campaign

The Business With its mission to be global fashion house known for ethics and artisan fashion accessories, Kantala targets the fashionably conscious and responsible consumers who not only value ethical and sustainable business processes but also appreciate colourful and functional designs and high quality finishing. Having conducted extensive market research on the overall fashion industry […]

What’s In Your Closet?

  We are excited to partner with The Shop for Good in our launch of the ‘What’s in your closet?’ taking place May 15-22. Many of us have been conscious consumers all along and have items in our closets that are handmade, upcycled, vintage and hold special meaning. Through photos and short anecdotes we aim to showcase […]

Friends of Basha – Supporting the women behind Basha Enterprises.

Social businesses that work within the artisan sector, often establish a separate nonprofit to support the socio-economic needs of the producers whom they employ. We recently caught up with founder, Robin Seyfert to learn more about Friends of Basha, and how it supports many of the women who work at Basha Enterprises. Basha Enterprises is […]

Understanding the Conscious Consumer

In an effort to better understand the conscious consumers and what drives their purchases, we conducted a small survey this summer, with the assistance of some of our friends and their loyal consumers in the sector. We hope that the responses below help inform you as a brand, in not only developing your marketing and […]

A Conscious Christmas : 5 Gifts for Kids

Check out these great finds for under $50! 1 Handfelted dog by Mulxiply 2 Recycled cotton/polyester gloves by Green Orchyd 3 Handwoven Ikat jacket by Bunosilo 4 Organic Cotton tee by Public Market Goods 5 Handwoven Ikat dress by Bunosilo