Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man you have ever seen, and ask yourself if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him. Will he gain anything by it? Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? In other words, will it lead to swaraj (self-rule) for the hungry and spiritually starving millions? (Gandhi)
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“Combat Flip Flops creates peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict. Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection, and distinct designs communicate, “Business, Not Bullets”–flipping the view on how wars are won. Through persistence, respect, and creativity, we empower the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade.”
+ Combat flip-flops, Soldier Systems, NBCnews
“Marimacho is a rapidly growing queer fashion company based out of Brooklyn, NY. We design in-house and locally manufacture masculine clothing for the unconventionally masculine.
Marimacho is classic fashion for the unconventionally masculine. Based out of Brooklyn, we transform timeless motifs into modern style geared toward folx underserved or ill-fitted by mainstream menswear.
Because social responsibility is at the heart of our business, we produce at a women-owned factory in New York City’s Garment District.
Marimacho is the vision and creation of Brooklyn-based duo Crystal González-Alé and Ivette González-Alé.
Crystal and Ivette believe clothing is an extension of performance and delight in creating fashion that is both classic and bold. They understand that part of feeling comfortable in your own skin is feeling comfortable in your clothes. Marimacho aims to empower queer people through gender and body responsive fashion.”
“Retrofit Republic is a sustainable styling firm and vintage retailer with a social impact. We specialize in vintage and recycled clothing and offer styling to individuals, changemakers, and brands.
Our vision is to change the belief that fashion and eco-sustainability are mutually exclusive. We believe social responsibility is necessary for any successful business — not an afterthought. As a values-driven business, Retrofit Republic is committed to impeccable style, sustainability efforts, and initiatives that benefit low-income populations, communities of color, and our LGBTQ family.”
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“The Empowerment Plan is a humanitarian project based in the city of Detroit. The plan centers around a coat that is self-heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night. The coat is made by a group of homeless women who have been paid to learn and to produce the coats for those living on the streets. The focus is on the system to create jobs for those that desire them and coats for those that need them at no cost. The importance is not with the product but with the people.”
+ Empowerment Plan, CNN, Carwoo, Waste&Recycling
“Goods of Conscience provides work for people like Carmen who not only need to make ends meet, but want to learn a lasting skill and to take pride in their work. They also need to have the ability to be available to their families at any given notice.
When the garment says made in the Bronx, it is strengthening the community in many ways. Proceeds from sales are used to fund projects in the neighborhood:
*We teach kids to sew and act responsibly towards the environment. We teach them that “sustainability” saves lives.
*We fund marriage counseling and provide a Focus Test – a psychological inventory of the couple – to help couples cope with differences.
*We hold seminars to promote local gardening, home organization and cooking with locally produced food.”
+ Goods of Conscience
“Finland’s tradition of sending expectant mothers a boxful of baby goods to get them started reaches back to the 1930’s.”
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