It's a very exciting time, because just as we are growing ever more mindful of agricultural systems and natural food production radius, there is also growing interest in developing and sustaining healthy fiber production zones.
Bluesign is a company that provides independent auditing of supply chain with the goal of minimizing the environmental impact of all textiles by ranking areas of concern and suggesting alternatives.
The Textile Center is a hub for all things fiber, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While it is an all-around strong fiber arts resource, providing advocacy for fiber arts, a gallery space, an amazing resource library, and classes for both adults and youth, it is their comprehensive garage sale tradition that landed them on this list of sustainability favorites.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is an organization that has been developing the most comprehensive standardized measurement tool available for measuring environmental, social and labor related impacts of making products.
According to their website, "Fashion Revolution is a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability, and ethics in the fashion industry."
Textile Exchange is a non-profit head-quartered in Texas, and is devoted to inspiring sustainability improvements in the textile supply chain.
You guys, this is the resource I have been waiting for! The Conscious Chatter podcasts offer so much food for thought and so many exceptional guests. It packs a punch when it comes to inspiration for making apparel choices with positivity, with knowledge, with confidence and without guilt.
I was delighted when I came across this program on public radio last summer. I couldn't agree more that our culture's curiosity with "the human experience of wearing clothing" is growing significantly, and I was thrilled to see this program step in to fill the void.