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Practicing our Philosophy of "Showing Up"

Posted on July 20 2017

Teachers in Peru
Every returning trip strengthens relationships, widens smiles and drives us to continue working to make the clothing business a little kinder. Here are a couple highlights from their trip.

Loved Clothes Last

Posted on July 06 2017

Apparel Industry waste in numbers
Our friends at Fashion Revolution will be exploring waste in the fashion industry in an upcoming e-zine. They’re calling it “Loved clothes last.” We’re so happy to see them focus on this often overlooked piece of the ethical clothing puzzle.

Why Not Natural Dyes

Posted on June 26 2017

Why Not Natural Dyes
All of our Fair Indigo and Joobles products use Oeko-tex certified dyes – among the safest, most gentle commercial dyes available and free from Azo colourants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, and nickel, among other harmful chemicals.

3 Ways to Advance the Revolution

Posted on April 24 2017

From the TV series 'Sweatshop: Dead Cheap Fashion"
This week is Fashion Revolution Week – a yearly campaign that started as a remembrance for the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh and has evolved into a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

Our Manifesto

Posted on March 19 2017

Fair Indigo logo
From time to time we like to review our manifesto to make sure it accurately reflects the values we set out to live by. Other than going back and forth on the Oxford comma, it has pretty much endured intact. We hope it rings true for what you’re looking for too.

The Keyboards to Success

Posted on July 17 2016

Kids at school in Cajamarca
The start of a new school year at Serapis School in Cajamarca, Peru brought a welcome surprise to students returning from break – a computer lab equipped with six computers, two printers and a projector!

The Joys of a Long Term Relationship

Posted on May 06 2016

Cotton farm in Peru
Happily a growing number of people are turning away from “fast fashion” to the philosophy of “quality over quantity”and the sort of clothing we offer here.

What is Fair Trade

Posted on March 13 2014

What is Fair Trade
Fair trade products are equitably created goods including a range of products from food to clothing. The focus tends to be on exports from developing countries to developed countries. In these countries, craftsmen, artisans, and producers work in safe and clean conditions, and for fair wages.

Giving Thanks

Posted on November 28 2013

Kids of Cajamarca school
The area around Cajamarca, Peru is heart-stoppingly beautiful: majestic rocky mountains dotted with fertile patches of potato and corn fields and tidy dairy farms. We feel a special bond with ‘Peru’s Dairyland’ being from Wisconsin ourselves.

Amidst Crushing Poverty A Thriving School

Posted on July 11 2010

Amidst Crushing Poverty A Thriving School
The Fair Indigo Foundation supports children’s education in communities where our products are made. The Foundation is funded by 5% of Fair Indigo profits and by $5 optional donations in our website shopping cart.

Hello

Posted on July 20 2009

Hello
If you’re reading this blog you probably already have a basic understanding of what we are tying to do: change the apparel industry by insisting on fair wages, humane working conditions, and ecological responsibility as the core of our business, not a corporate footnote.