Social Entrepreneurship & Ethical Fashion

Social Entrepreneurship to me is an amalgamation of a for profit and a non-profit business. These are for profit businesses with the values of non-profit organisations meaning they help not only the consumers but also the people in their supply chains. Gone are the days when it was impossible to make money and do good simultaneously. Now, we have the opportunity to do both.

The fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry in the world. As reported by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Chinese textile industry creates about 3 billion tons of soot and wastes about 2.5 billion tons of water each year. These statistics are shocking but extremely true.

Something has to be done and the time is now. Ethical fashion needs to become the new big trend. Along with being ethical with regard to the people involved, ethical fashion needs to broaden its definition to include environmental ethics. The Sustainable Fashion Academy is striving very hard to change the industry’s view on the importance of natural capital and we look forward to seeing real change in this industry, real soon.

 

 

Juhi Kore

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  1. wyildaafnorden says:

    Couldn’t agree more! Thank your for being a strong advocate.

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    1. Appreciate your support! Have lovely holidays

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  2. Hi! My name is Briana Williams, I work for an ethical fashion company called Sseko Designs that uses fashion to empower and educate women in Uganda. I was wondering if you would possibly be interested in hosting an online trunk party where your followers would be able to shop at a discounted price and you earn free products. Let me know if you’re interested! The website is http://www.ssekodesigns.com if you want to check it out. (:

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    1. We would be extremely interested in possibly working together! Please email me at olivia@joelworldwear.com so we may discuss!

      Thank You,
      Olivia

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      1. I am just now receiving a notification for this! Wow, I will be sending out an email tonight. (:

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    2. Hi Briana, I’ve seen your products and want to establish a wholesale agreement. Please send us info on how we can do that, and we’ll place an order. Our shop is in Tampa. Brenda

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  3. Great post! Last week I met designers that made clothing from discarded mattress materials! I definitely want to continue to learn about sustainability in fashion 🙂

    Naomi of http://www.brentandnaomi.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks for your support of our blog! Have lovely holidays!

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