National Sewing Month-Forai

September is National Sewing Month, We partner with many companies making a difference in the world. This week we are proud to feature one of our local partners here in St. Louis, Forai.Friends of Refugees and Immigrants (FORAI). Jennifer Owens, who is the Executive Director of Forai, got the idea in 2008 when contacted by email to host Refugee and Immigrant families that newly arrived to the Unit…

I Don't, But My Parents Say, I Do

In America, you would not think a twelve year old would marry someone in their twenties. Let’s be honest you would not think of a twelve year old marrying at all. Statistics show this is the case in several States across America.In an article from Good by Kate Ryan, shows us a statistic we don’t hear too often of. In the last decade, thousands of children have been married underage in the Uni…

Through a Child`s Eyes: A look into the world of child sex trafficking and abuse.

We never want to hear about sex trafficking and abuse, especially when it involves a child. Made for Freedom advocates for the survivors and those who want to escape. When we think about children going into trafficking there is the idea of kidnap or survival.Unfortunately, though another situation is parents who have too many children and our extremely poor, sell their children to survive them…

Going Back to School Ethically!

It is that time of the year again.Back to School! I know for most it is a dreaded time of the year.For some it is a great time of the year. Going back to school is always a stressful time of the year. It's time to get prepared by purchasing supplies, books and a school bag. After a few weeks you’re on your way and your bag breaks at the worst time. After several years of this, I can t…

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…