Resources

Organizations we love

This is a sprinkling of resources for organizations, individuals, and online marketplaces that live, breathe, and help define eco-friendly and ethical fashion. From textiles to retail to the environment, this list is a great way to get educated if you are new to the world of eco/ethical fashion or stay on top of what is new and making waves.

DC Goodwill Fashionista Blog

Offering the best in vintage and contemporary fashions, plus shopping tips and trends from across the Internet, the DC Goodwill Fashion Blog is your go-to source for all things stylish. Join the DC Goodwill Fashionista Monday through Friday as she brings you what’s hot in fashion.

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DC Goodwill Fashionista Latina

En mi tiempo libre, ofrezco mi tiempo como voluntaria para varias organizaciones sin fines de lucro incluyendo Goodwill of Greater WashingtonONE Campaign y Bread for the World.  Actualmente sirvo como miembro de la junta en la organización, Fashion Fights Poverty, en el área de investigación y desarrollo de programas donde aporto mi experiencia y orientación en el ámbito de la moda ecológica, sostenible y ética. Back to top»

EcoPop Tv

EcoPop is passionate about the environment but believes the only way to reach anyone is through good storytelling. EcoPop is about finding interesting characters and telling entertaining stories within a green context. EcoPop aims to be experiential, irreverent and organic. Organic in this sense means shooting in the moment and editing with all-natural snacks.
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Ethical Fashion Forum

The Ethical Fashion Forum aims to develop a collaborative movement which will transform social and environmental standards in the fashion industry within a decade. The mission of the Ethical Fashion Forum is to SUPPORTand PROMOTEsustainable practices, facilitate COLLABORATION, raiseAWARENESSand provide theTOOLS AND RESOURCESneeded to reduce poverty, reduce environmental damage and raise standards in the fashion industry. Back to top»

Earth Pledge

Earth Pledge partners with businesses, communities and government to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices. We have a range of innovative eco-tech initiatives that share one common objective: to demonstrate economic viability today and make a real difference tomorrow. We work closely with public and private organizations to help them understand and implement new operating techniques that cost effectively reduce their environmental impact. Back to top»

Eco Fashion World

The story behind ecofashionworld.com starts with four people spread across three continents. Diverse individual backgrounds, same collective goals. We all believe in embracing personal style. And we're all empowered by the possibilities of change.

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Ecouterre

Ecouterre is a website devoted to the future of sustainable fashion design. We’re dedicated to showcasing and supporting designers who not only contemplate cut, form, and drape, but also a garment’s social and environmental impact, from the cultivation of its fibers to its use and disposal. Our mission: To follow the evolution of the apparel industry toward a more environmentally sound future, as well as facilitate a conversation about why sustainable fashion matters. Back to top»

Ethical Style

EthicalStyle.com is here to help you educate yourself about the issues and shop around to create a closet that matches your personalized fashion sense as well as your conscience.There’s no universal prescription in creating an ethical wardrobe. For some fashionistas, finding organic and recycled textiles is paramount, while for others high-quality clothes that last are all-important.
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Etsy

Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.

Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice:

Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade..

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Fair Trade Federation

The Fair Trade Federation (FTF) is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.

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Keep a Child Alive

Keep a Child Alive is dedicated to providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment, care and support services to children and families whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS.

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Planet Green

Planet Green is the first and only 24-hour eco-lifestyle television network with a robust online presence and community. Launched in June 2008, our on-air content reaches 50 million homes, offering more than 250 hours of original green lifestyle programming. Both online and on-air, Planet Green's content is entertaining, relevant, and accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.
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Fashion Delivers

On September 15, 2006, with only a three day notice, thirty fashion industry leaders came together to figure out how the industry could provide relief to the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While larger national relief organizations existed, there was no structure in place to organize the immediate collection and distribution of excess product to those so desperately in need.
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Fashionable Earth

The Fashionable Earth Organization is a nonprofit organization created to provide information, resources and programs that promote sustainable living and eco-friendly design.  Our mission is to motivate, inspire and inform the consumer population toward being more green and eco-friendly, through our au courant mantra “reduce, reuse, restyle!”

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Green My Style

Greenmystyle.com is a daily eco glossy magazine devoted to the most stylish ethical fashion, beauty and home style. Whether it’s for Daily eBay (our network of stylists, editors, designers, vintage queens and famous friends sift the dross for the treasure), a Fashion Week Trends Report, our beauty reviews or Top 10 Guides, our team has makes it its mission to hunt down the very best items and the smartest advice.
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Lazy Environmentalist

LazyEnvironmentalist.com is a destination to help people easily and enjoyably green their lives without sacrifice or inconvenience. Reducing the environmental impact of our consumption while maintaining - or even improving - the quality of our lives is where The Lazy Environmentalist comes in. Here you’ll find articles, videos, and green product recommendations to help busy people figure out which green choices to make. Back to top»

Millennium Promise

The mission of Millennium Promise is to support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to halve extreme poverty in Africa by 2015. Millennium Promise works with impoverished communities, national and local governments, and partner organizations to implement high-impact programs aimed at transforming lives on the continent and engaging donor nations, corporations, and the general public in the effort. Back to top»

Organic Clothing Blog

Shellie & Michael Lackman have been dedicated to healthy and wholistic living for more than 35 years. All garments in Natural or Cream colors are undyed, non-toxic, and can be worn comfortably by many people with chemical sensitivities. Many of our garments are manufactured in the U.S. All garments are produced in non-sweatshop, Fair Trade conditions.

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Social Alterations

Socially responsible fashion design education has the potential to transform not only the ways in which we view and understand the nature of our garments, but the entire fashion industry. This site hopes to bridge the gap between theory and practice within existing perceptions of socially responsible fashion design education to create lasting change through transformative fashion design education. Back to top»

Social Studio

The Social Studio is a dynamic space where clothing is created from the style and skills of the young refugee community. Recycled and excess manufacturing materials are gathered from local industry and re-configured into original clothing. Back to top»

ThredUp

We started thredUP mainly because as football loving, bike riding, beer drinking men we couldn’t be caught dead at a clothing swap (and what woman doesn't love to talk clothes - talk about a great conversation starter...). That, and the whole absurdly inefficient $2B used clothing industry felt like a great place where we could improve the lives of customers, make a decent living, and have more time to watch football, ride bikes and drink beer. Back to top»

Trans Fair USA

The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product. Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, flowers, sugar, rice, and vanilla. TransFair USA licenses companies to display the Fair Trade Certified label on products that meet strict international Fair Trade standards. Back to top»

TreeHugger

TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. At TreeHugger we know that variety is the spice of life, so you can find all you need to go green in our up to the minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, weekly radio show and our user-generated blog, Hugg.

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