For those of you who have been following the sustainable fashion movement it is likely that you have heard of us. We at JoinMarrakesh.com have been hard at work for the past year and a half. After speaking to many passionate brands and curious customers we built the ideal platform for everyone.
The future of JoinMarrakesh.com is a bright one filled with collaboration and care. A few things to be on the lookout for are our new USP’s (Unique Selling Points); our one click shop integration for vendors, our environmental impact algorithm, equity share for active community members, and our initiation into The Switchers Community! (Read about it here)
Continue reading JoinMarrakesh.com begins 2018 with 3 strong USP’s (& new partnership)
Throughout history society has allowed many harmful fashion trends, some even deadly. In the 19th century socks were made with aniline dyes that caused inflammation to men’s feet and gave factory workers sores and bladder cancer. Women’s dresses were made with flammable material that would burn completely in about 60 seconds. Celluloid combs were commonly used by women and men but if they got too hot they would explode. There was also an instance where a comb factory in Brooklyn exploded. Other shocking trends include the use of mercury to make top hats and using arsenic as a green dye. Continue reading The Mad Hatter’s New Hat is Toxic Free (Fashion Trend)
Often times clothing companies are driven by profit rather than spreading social good. Oscar Mike is a startup clothing label (Read: Social Enterprise) that goes above and beyond to prove that a clothing business is also capable of empowering community members. The brand was created by a paralyzed veteran, Noah Currier, who made it his objective to support other disabled vets in the United States. His journey to create the clothing label is both heartwarming and inspiring.
Continue reading Paralyzed Vet Creates Beautiful Social Enterprise (and more)
On average, Americans buy 64 items and over 7 pairs of shoes per year. This fast fashion created number has doubled from annual purchases in the 1990’s. According to a survey conducted by the British charity, Barnardo’s, most women will wear garments 7 times before it’s thrown in the garbage or kept at the back of their closets. Why have annual purchases and waste in the fashion industry increased? The “fast fashion” trend is to blame.
Continue reading Sustainably-Made Clothing: The Fashion Forward Trend worth Investing In