World Water Day in the KINdom
March 22, 2022 is World Water Day! As we know, water is a sacred resource for all humans. But many people around the world can’t safely access it. This year’s theme is “Groundwater.” The main focus for this day “is to inspire action towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #6: Water and Sanitation for All by 2030,” (Groundwater).
WorldWater.org cites the definition of groundwater as “water found underground in aquifers, which are geological formations of rocks, sands and gravels that can hold water.” In America, 50% of our drinking water comes from groundwater, (Groundwater Contamination). This water can be contaminated with pollutants like: Waste, microplastics, landfills, air pollution, fuel, septic systems, chemicals, pesticides, animal waste, arsenic, and radon (causes of groundwater). The contaminants make millions of people sick, which can often lead to death. For “some folks in rural areas, it’s their only freshwater source,” (Denchak). The World Water Organization’s goal is to protect groundwater so it is not overused or polluted. But according to them, the only way to change is through sustainable policy making.
We believe Water is Life. That's why KINdom uses reclaimed, eco-conscious, recycled, and indigenous fabrics to create our garments. If we dye our garments we make sure to use natural dyes, such as natural hand-grown indigo and other plant-based dyes such as talisay and pennaiarubia, sourced directly from the Itneg indigenous communitiy of Abra, Philippines. Our upcycled Madison dress, Cassidy convertible top, and Katelynn & Kimi scoop-neck styles were given a second life with the natural dyes from the Itneg tribe in collaboration with artist Angie Correa of THAMOG (These Hands are Made of Gold):
In addition, we also collaborated with artist Anna Carolynn Meier who grows her own plants to harvest and create dyes. The incredible results of this partnership can be seen in our upcycled tie-dye indigo Madison dress. She also does eco-printing with plants:
To read more about how we comply with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, check out our bio page.
“Causes of Groundwater Pollution.” Multipure, 1n.d., https://www.multipure.com/purely-social/science/causes-of-groundwater-pollution/.
“Groundwater Contamination.” Groundwater Foundation, https://www.groundwater.org/get-informed/groundwater/contamination.html.
“Groundwater – Making the Invisible Visible.” World Water Day, UN-Water, https://www.worldwaterday.org/learn.
“Image of Sustainable Development Goal 6.” Ensure Availability and Sustainable Management of Water and Sanitation for All, United Nations, https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6.
May 14, 2018 Melissa Denchak. “Water Pollution: Everything You Need to Know.” NRDC, 9 Nov. 2021, https://www.nrdc.org/stories/water-pollution-everything-you-need-know#whatis.
“World Water Day 2022: Groundwater: UN-Water.” UN Water, United Nations, 17 Jan. 2022, https://www.unwater.org/world-water-day-2022-groundwater/.