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A new life for Gabriel and Irma

Posted on February 27 2020

A new life for Gabriel and Irma
Gabriel and Irma built a new house in a neighborhood that's safer and has a public school their kids can attend. It's just one of the ways you're making a difference.

15 months. 97 pairs of hands. 1 t-shirt.

Posted on February 25 2020

15 months. 97 pairs of hands. 1 t-shirt.
Have you ever considered what it takes to make a single t-shirt? A handful of seeds, 15 months, and 97 pairs of hands is just the beginning.

Going Waste Free

Posted on February 20 2020

Going Waste Free
We all know a good brand of reusable shopping bags, and I've even made some of my own over the years. Reusable water bottles are great and save money. But there must be something better. So I interviewed Kate Marnach, cofounder of Minnesota's first zero-waste market, Tare Market, on going waste-free.

Read(y) to Wear 2020

Posted on February 17 2020

Read(y) to Wear 2020
Creating a dress made almost entirely from paper is a lot harder than it looks. We now know this after participating in Madison Reading Project's Read(y) to Wear paper-inspired fashion show this February. Read about our first experience participating in this fun event - it sure won't be our last!

Walking the Talk. Since 2006.

Posted on December 30 2019

Walking the Talk. Since 2006.
Thirteen years after we started Fair Indigo, thousands of miles, and dozens of battle scars later, we can look back and celebrate that we were true pioneers in this Ethical Clothing movement.

Join us for The True Cost Event

Posted on November 19 2019

The True Cost
Join us for a FREE screening of The True Cost - an informative and compelling documentary that explains the multifaceted issue that is fast fashion (hint: human trafficking and unsustainable business practices are key components).

Ah September. Spring is in the air!

Posted on September 02 2019

Ah September. Spring is in the air!
September here may be synonymous with a break in the summer heat, the start of football season, and, of course, Back To School. But in Peru, it's spring and the home stretch for the school year which extends from March through December.

Fashion for Good

Posted on August 26 2019

REVIVE Fashion Show Fundraiser Oct 6th in Madison, WI
The REVIVE Fashion Show fundraiser benefitting Dressember - a non-profit organization started to raise awareness and funds to end modern day slavery and human trafficking - is coming together, and in a few short weeks we'll be gathering in Madison, Wisconsin for a night of upcycled fashion, an ethically made and handmade pop up market, music and entertainment, all while raising funds for a good cause!

Being in Two Places at Once

Posted on June 09 2019

Being in Two Places at Once
Successfully growing organic Pima cotton is truly a labor of love. It often feels like the weather and climate decks are stacked against a successful harvest. In 2017, a perfect storm nearly forced us to abandon organic Pima cotton for a season. But now...we're more ready than ever to weather whatever nature throws our way.

A Second Mom To So Many

Posted on April 28 2019

A Second Mom To So Many
In recognition of Mother's Day, meet Elsa - the rock of our operations in Peru. A mom of two. Grandmother of two as well. And like a second mom to countless women and men whose lives have been touched by her talent, grit, and generosity.

A (Fashion) Love Story

Posted on April 11 2019

A (Fashion) Love Story
A true love story isn't all romance and butterflies and magic. True love is time and effort. True love is caring. True love endures. Let me tell you a fashion love story.

It's More Than A Dress

Posted on April 04 2019

Dressember pins
When is a dress more than just a piece of clothing? When it becomes the symbol of a movement. When it inspires conversations. When it motivates and encourages and brings hope. When it empowers. Dressember's slogan is "You can do anything in a dress" and I couldn't agree more. Never heard of Dressember? Let me give you a little background.

In with the new!

Posted on March 30 2019

fair indigo website
We've recently made LOTS of enhancements to our website. Our goal is always to make your experience as easy and informative as possible. Check out the new features here!

Sparking Joy By Design

Posted on March 04 2019

Spools of thread
Sparking Joy is all the rage. People across the country are decluttering and simplifying their lives thanks to the Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Having moved a dozen times in my adult life, I fully support the idea of owning less. That's where good design comes in.

0.0005%

Posted on February 16 2019

0.0005%
The world grows a LOT of cotton. 57 billion pounds a year. The best cotton - Pima - is 2% of the total. Organic Pima cotton? Yes, 0.0005%. We're talking 5 bushels out of every million! And that's where we play. Most of Fair Indigo's fabrics are made with Organic Pima cotton.

Hang Tags No More

Posted on February 12 2019

Fair Indigo hang tags
Last fall we made the decision to eliminate all hang tags on our men's and women's garments. It was an easy decision to make - reduce paper and plastic waste? Save labor time at our production facility attaching said hang tags? Done and done.

Last call for Organic All-Cotton Fleece!

Posted on January 31 2019

Organic Cotton Fleece by Fair Indigo
We've made the decision to discontinue our Organic All-Cotton Fleece for now - a sad decision indeed. Our fleece is rare - besides being made from super-soft-and-strong organic Pima cotton, it's made from ONLY super-soft-and-strong organic Pima cotton. Almost all fleece on the market today is made from part or all synthetic fibers. The final product has been beautiful, soft, and warm jackets and dresses. 

The Year Ahead, a letter from our founder

Posted on January 03 2019

2019 sparklers
CHANGE. There may be no more hopeful word in the English language. The last days of the year are often spent reflecting on what change we’d like to create in our own lives.