Posts tagged behind the brand
Julia Ahrens: Co-founder of Miakoda

It’s no secret that I’m a major fangirl of sustainable plant-based fashion brand Miakoda. I’ve was first introduced to them nearly two years ago and have partnered with them on numerous occasions since. While I haven’t met Julia in person (yet!), I feel like she’s truly a friend of mine at this point. Her approach to ethical/sustainable fashion is inspiring and her designs are unparalleled when it comes to comfort and quality athleisure apparel. I’m delighted to introduce you to the face and force behind Miakoda today…

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Tiffany Wong: Co-founder of Velé

This summer, I had the immense privilege of getting to know Tiffany. While she interned in Portland, I was inspired by Tiffany's contagious optimism, unstoppable work ethic and thirst to learn. Co-founder of an emerging brand called Velé, she is going to do big things in the world! I wish all of you could enjoy a glass of iced tea with Tiffany like I did, but hopefully this interview gives you a small taste of the inspiring person she is...

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Beatrice Nduta: inventory keeper at Ubuntu

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to Beatrice! Beatrice works for a brand called Ubuntu Made and has an amazing outlook on life despite overcoming great personal tragedy. 

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Salmaan Andani: development director + production manager of Free Label's factory

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I've reviewed some super comfortable basics by Free Label recently, and now I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to Salmaan! Salmaan is the business development director and production manager of Free Label's Toronto factory.

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Sylvia: Producer at Sseko

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I've been wearing my Sseko sandals for years and can't get enough of their amazing design and the brand's mission. I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to Sylvia, a key player on Sseko's team in Uganda. 

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Susan Leung: Patternmaker for Brevity

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I interviewed the founder of Brevity and reviewed the Do Anything Jacket recently. Now I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to Susan, a patternmaker with CLO Apparel in San Fransisco. CLO Apparel partners with Brevity to make their high quality jackets in a responsible way. 

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Anna, Celso, Cresencia, Imelda, Jun, Rosalinda: Faces of Conrado

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I reviewed Conrado clothes a few months ago and interviewed the founder as well. I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to these six individuals who cut and stitch each item of Conrado clothing! 

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Sara Weinreb: founder of IMBY

Remember that super comfortable and affordable pair of ethically made jeans on the blog? Today you get to meet the powerhouse behind the brand. One thing I absolutely love about Sara, founder of IMBY, is that she is relentless in making ethical fashion more attainable to everyday consumers. She also has a generous worldview that takes into consideration so many different issues of justice in addition to fashion. She's amazing, and you're going to want to be her bff after reading this interview. 

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Kristi Soomer: founder of Encircled

I've been so impressed with the thoughtfulness behind Encircled's apparel, and even more inspired by the fact that Kristi founded it based on her personal observation of a gap in the industry for versatile clothing that women on the go could use on their adventures. I've been wearing a few of Encircled's items recently (see my review of them here), and I believe Kristi has achieved her vision of creating timeless pieces that are comfy enough to travel in. It's my honor to share her interview with you today...

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Kristy Kleist: founder of Swoon Swimwear

People who can design and create clothes have always inspired me. People who can design and create swimwear completely blow me away! There's so much technicality that goes into making a great swimsuit. I'm honored to introduce you to Kristy, the woman behind USA brand Swoon Swimwear. Kristy takes a very hands-on approach to her business and it shows in the quality of the pieces she creates. 

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Dara Elliott: founder of Brevity

You know that amazing jacket that I introduced you to yesterday? Well, you're in for a treat, because today you get to meet Dara, the brilliant woman who founded Brevity. I had the chance to grab coffee with Dara a few weeks ago and was blown away at her knowledge of fabric, fashion, and commitment to making the industry a better place for women. I'm also obsessed with her aesthetic, you'll know why when you check out her instagram feed!

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