Kantala: Sri Lankan sustainable fashion

Sustainable Sri Lankan brand poised to be a global fashion house: Kantala. In part one, we hear about the story behind the brand. The Brand Feeling frustrated that Sri Lanka had failed time and time again to leverage its rich history and culture to propel itself in the global marketplace, co-founders Vikum Rajapakse and Nadishan […]

Shopping with purpose in a shoppers paradise – Singapore

We were curious about the market for handmade and fair trade products in what is known as the “shoppers paradise” – Singapore. Is there an appetite for ‘purchasing with a purpose’ in a city state that relies heavily on imported products? Blogger Agy at Green Issues by Agy provides us with some great insights here.   […]

Artesan profile: Nokshi Crafts

We are thrilled to share a recent conversation with founder of Nokshi Crafts, Maisha Samiha, about vision for the organization and the sector. 
Background – how it all began The Rana Plaza incident was a horrible tragedy that really put into context the complexities of fast fashion and social responsibility, and personally, it motivated me to find […]

A Conscious Christmas: 5 Gifts for Her

Check out these great finds under $50! 1 Recycled brass ring by Soko 2 Mina shorts by Sudara 3 Handblocked printed toiletry bag by Graymarket Design 4 Khadi woven scarf by Bunosilo 5 Ethically sourced cotton tee by Mayamiko

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

A Conscious Christmas : 5 Gifts for Him

Check out these great finds for under $50! 1 Handmade African Kitenge Bowtie by Angelo Lgitego 2 Hand-felted slippers by Kancha 3 Recycled tire card holder by Global Goods Partners 4 Bamboo socks by Braintree Clothing 5 Organic Crane Print Tee by People Tree

Providing a platform for local networks

On 15th October, we had the privilege of hosting the inaugural Fair Play Forum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Convening social businesses, NGOs, artisan producers and fashion students involved in the craft and artisan sector, the Forum provided a platform for each of the stakeholders to engage with each other in meaningful conversation. Leaders from Arayana, DEW, […]

Artesan Profile: Les Sublimes, France

We recently connected with Alexis Assoignon co-founder of for-purpose Parisian fashion brand Les Sublimes, to learn more the challenges and opportunities establishing a sustainable European fashion brand. Les Sublimes is a young company. Officially founded in Paris in Fall 2015, the brand was launched via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in June 2016. We were […]


Upcycling – the creative reuse of discarded objects and/or materials to make an object of higher value and/or quality than the original – is a practice that we are beginning to see more and more of in the fashion industry too. It is the process of using unwanted and often times waste materials to create […]

Artesan Profile: Mustard Seed Africa

Mustard Seed Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland We recently caught up with Gail Mqhele Mawocha, Director at Mustard Seed Africa, to learn more about the brand and how it is investing in women. Mustard Seed Africa (MSA) is an organisation with operations in Zimbabwe and Swaziland that focuses on social and economic empowerment initiatives for women […]