How Recycling Your Clothes Can Save Our Planet

According to Planet Aid (an organization that recycles clothing), Americans throw away 85% of the clothes they don't wear. These clothes end up in landfills where they pollute the earth and the air. All of the textiles found in your closet can be recycled and repurposed. When you think about the greenhouse gas effect usually you think of cars emitting CO2 into the atmosphere. You probably don…

Ethical vs. Sustainable Fashion: Is There A Difference?

When it comes to clothing, most of you reading this are likely concerned about where your clothes come from or the materials they are made out of and how they're affecting the environment. You may tell people you purchase "ethical" clothing while someone else with your same ideals will say they purchase "sustainable" clothing. So is there a difference? While the terms "ethical" and "sustainab…

Nothing New

I have so many friends that love to go thrifting and love to repurpose old clothes. I used to think that fashionable people didn't buy used clothes or didn't wear old clothes but that is just so wrong. All fashion will eventually come back in style so of course you can find fashionable clothes at a resale shop and they're always going to be cheaper than buying new. And you could brag that it's vin…

Ethical Fashion CAN Be Affordable!

As a college student, I don't have very much extra money to spend on clothes, especially expensive ones. So when I do go and shop I end up buying from cheap, fast fashion stores where the clothes are almost guaranteed to not be ethically produced. I had been thinking of ways that I could be a conscientious consumer on a budget. I came across a great ethical fashion blog called Life+Style…

Fashion Revolution Together with Earth Day is a Perfect Fit!

An Unbeatable Combination! Forest Park - Ranked the #1 City Park - USA Today 2016.St. Louis Earth Day Festival - The 2nd largest Earth Day celebration in the U.S.Fashion Revolution - A a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.Brought together in a display of ethical fashion byMade for Freedom - A St. Louis based,…

2017: It's time for a Fashion Revolution

Made for Freedom is proud to participate once more in Fashion Revolution in 2017. To learn more about this incredible movement for ethical and sustainable fashion, that aims to truly change the world, read on. We've highlighted excerpts from Fashion Revolution's Whitepaper. Read more here.On 24 April 2013, over 1,130 people were killed when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dh…