It is always a challenge to reconcile our environmental and social values with the practices that inherently come with the garment industry. This takes a lot of effort on our part to make sure we are are doing our best to source fabrics from trusted vendors, produce locally as much as possible, and always operate under strict ethical conditions. Ultimately this challenge is why we donate a portion of proceeds to environmental and social causes; we want to continue to make LACAUSA clothes that people love wearing, but want to do as much as we can to give back to and protect the causes and resources we all care deeply about.
Lois Hazel explains some of the challenges she has running a her label "Self Doubt and comparison. Letting myself compare and also base my success on how others are doing, as well as allowing myself to feel that I am not doing enough, that I am not growing fast enough, don't have enough Instagram followers to define my success. This can make running a business quite difficult, and really impact you day to day. It takes away your motivation and also can make it difficult to look back and reflect on why you started in the first place..."
Each week we are going to speed date one of our inspiring brands so you can get to know them a little better. From how they started ...to what are their weirdest quirks, the challenges of running a business and...Favourite movie quotes.
This week we are speed dating Ahimsa Collective, new to the eco.mono, Ahimsa Collective was born out of the desire to look trendy AF (As co-founder Tessa would say) without wanting to blow up the world, because climate change is real people! Three young women with a goal to change the way people shop and to educate customers about eco-friendly fabrics. Ahimsa Collective use sustainable materials such as Pinatex® and Dead Stock fabrics.
We chatted with Megan and Sharna from The Fabric Social about what International Women's Day means to the fashion industry. Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
Is it okay to buy second-hand fast fashion? As an ethical fashion enthusiast, I’ve been asked the questions: Is op-shopping ethical? Should I buy second-hand or ethically made? These questions got me thinking. Naturally, I did my research, thought long and hard during yoga on the beach, and have come up with a few theories to replace my usual answer to these questions: “ahhh, ummm, well the answer is yes and no”.