COMMUNITY

Happy Earth Day!

_______________________________________________________________ Earth Day Happy Earth Day from the KINDOM! A lot has happened since our last newsletter in January. Now into the second quarter in 2019, let's look back at some of the activities and look forward to some exciting events _______________________________________________________________ Jason Momoa is our Eco Hero If you haven't heard about it yet, Jason Momoa, the "Aquaman" and "Game of Thrones" actor, released a video last week chronicling his quest to shave his signature facial hair in order to promote recycling.The 39-year-old said he wanted to do it to "bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet," adding that aluminum...

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Looking Back & Looking Ahead

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visiting the Tribe December 2018 was a turning point in the KINdom. While we’ve been working with a handful of tribes for over a year now, we actually haven’t met them until recently. Seeing the artisans creating meticulous handwoven textiles, manually casting recycled products, and painstakingly hand-bead some accessories were so awe-inspiring. So much labor and love goes into each piece. Experiencing their craft, eating their food, and sleeping in the same huts where some still live create an inspiring and visceral urge to continue purchasing responsibly-made and environmentally-friendly products. We are all supporting and encouraging the preservation of their cultural traditions, ensuring they...

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November 2018 Update

Participating at the Fair Trade Fashion Show & Marketplace this past November 11, 2018, we were inspired by the wise words of Fashion Revolution founder Orsola de Castro, and the hopeful presentation of child prodigies Lauryn Varnell and Violet Affleck (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's daughter). Miss de Castro expressed the importance of being aware that the fashion industry "affects 100% of the population... It encompasses so many other industries from agriculture to communication in its complicated supply chain, so it has the power to lead."

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