The Fair Trade Fashion Show Fundraiser

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“THIS IS A FASHION SHOW FOR ACTIVISTS. Slavery is a $150 billion industry affecting an estimated 21 million people worldwide. We are all connected to it - which means we all have the power to fix it. The fashion industry is one of the many culprits contributing to this problem, and the cure is Fair Trade Fashion. Join us as we celebrate the stories and styles from artisans around the world while raising money and awareness to end modern slavery.” https://www.fairtradefashionshow.com/   On July 29th, 2017 The Fair Trade Fashion Show Fundraiser, a sold-out event at the CTRL Collective, Downtown Los Angeles opened its doors to over 150 like-minded people driven to make change in the fashion industry. KNOWN EFFECTS had the opportunity and absolute pleasure of chatting with the founder of this event, Sica Schmitz. When you think of a...

How To Be A Conscious Buyer

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Being a conscious buyer may sound like a big effort is required but it really isn’t that hard. There are some super simple ways you can make a massive impact on the way brands do business, from simple things like packaging all the way through to their supplier chain and environmental policies. Let’s take a look at some easy ways in which you can be a conscious buyer in today’s consumer-oriented world. Bring Your Own Bags This is possibly the simplest change you can make in your buying habits. Invest in some quality reusable bags – they’ll last a lifetime and you can relax in the knowledge that you aren’t contributing to more plastic ending up in landfills or the ocean (where it can have a devastating impact on marine life). Also where possible, keep the plastic bags you use each week to pack your fresh groceries – re-using...