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…

Human Trafficking: The Traffickers and the Victims

Each week we try to write a blog that somewhat relates to or correlates with our mission at Made for Freedom. As I was sitting here thinking about what to write for this week's blog, I realized that I don't even really know why human trafficking happens. How does someone get into this situation? What type of people are victims of human trafficking? So I did some research to find some answers. …

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…

Decriminalising Domestic Violence

Decriminalising domestic violence..that’s an interesting thought. You’re probably appalled by the idea and wondering why I’m even writing about it. Well, to be clear, I don’t support this, not even a tiny part of me. In Russia however, some people do.I recently read an article in The Economist (linked below if you’re interested in reading the full story) about a Russian lawmaker who is trying to p…