Think Global, Act Local
As the holiday season approaches, we find ourselves surrounded by the warmth of family, the joy of festivities, and the spirit of giving. As a small sustainable business, we believe in giving back to our community.
That's why we are introducing "The Giving Tuesday Project". This project is our first-ever “buy one, donate one” campaign. For every product purchased, we will be donating a clothing item to the non-profit organizations Good360 and Conscious Alliance. The project will provide high quality, sustainable clothing to those in need, reduce landfill waste, and empower our community to take part in making a positive impact this Giving Tuesday.
Donating clothing helps individuals, communities and our planet. It’s estimated that in the U.S each individual throws out an estimated 81.5 lbs of clothes into landfills every year — that’s about 217 T-shirts. When a garment ends up in a landfill, it can take more than 200 years to break down, all while producing methane and other greenhouse gasses. By extending the garment's lifetime, you can cut down on climate emissions, textile waste production, and water consumption.
Textile waste is a social justice issue. Textile waste due to overproduction and overconsumption is often shipped to countries like Kenya, Ghana, and Senegal. Every day approximately 150 to 200 tonnes, or 60 to 75 truckloads of textile waste are burned, dumped or sent to overfilled dumpsites. Mountains of clothing piles grow steadily larger every day. That’s why it’s important to maximize the use of our clothing and also donate to verified sources to avoid excess waste and dumping overseas.
Good360 and Conscious Alliance share our values of compassion and social responsibility and are committed to making a positive impact.
Good360 is the global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving — they partner with the world’s largest socially responsible companies to source essential goods and distribute them through our network of nonprofits, closing the need gap and opening opportunities for all.
Conscious Alliance brings together their iconic alliance of bands, brands, and artists to bring food and essential goods directly to economically-isolated communities. By partnering with schools, pantries, and other organizations working in the hearts of neighborhoods and remote areas including Native American reservations — they use music, art, and community building to fight hunger and reduce waste.
Buy One, Donate One