Sustainable fashion is a trend that’s here to stay, and the environment is better off for it. Business Insider recently reported that at least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans annually – so much plastic that a dutch inventor named Boyan Slat has pioneered a 2,000 foot long plastic cleaning device engineered to reduce plastics contamination of the Earth’s seas. Fashion manufacturing has always generated a significant amount of waste, but that’s slowly shifting.
Intellectual property theft happens in fashion design. We've all heard the stories about the Kardashians keeping up too closely with indie streetwear designers. Some designers have even experienced foreign clothing manufacturers reselling their original designs on Amazon, under a cheaper brand mark.
Every brand has a story. Your fashion label does, and so do the Italian manufacturers with whom we work daily. Our unique story has influenced how we conduct business every day since day one, and drives us daily in our mission to #democratizemanufacturing. Curious how that story began? Read on for the tale of a young boy who grew up in Italy and found inspiration in the hardworking artisans and boutique owners creating around him.