Ethical & Fair Trade
Besides using sustainable, Earth-conscious materials in our products, just as equally important are the people who make them. KINdom not only pays a fair trade premium on the labor cost of our goods, but we also support advocacy & amplify efforts to get the rest of the world on board in ethical production. From working with certified & compliant factories & paying them fair wages, compensating more than minimum wage to our independent contractors, to supporting legislation for workers in the industry, below are some organizations & movements we have been involved in.
UNITED NATIONS: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS & UNITED BRANDS FOR ECO-CONSCIOUS & ETHICAL FASHION
Many of the UN SDGs involve humanitarian issues such as rights & equality. Ever since The Goals were established, we have been using it as a barometer to track our efforts to make the world a better place for both people and the planet. An easy guide for both corporations & consumers alike, our daily choices can be guided by these goals.
As members of the United Nations' United Brands for Eco-Conscious & Ethical Fashion, it's no coincidence that KINdom products which include indigenous materials and/or made by indigenous artisans are the ones which fulfill most of the SDG goals. Supporting these threatened communities are one of the keystone purposes of KINdom.
FAIR TRADE LA
2019-2023: Participated in & amplified Fashion Revolution campaigns yearly
GARMENT WORKER CENTER
2021: Endorsed the SB62 Garment Worker Protection Act
2022: Petitioned local legislators to not pass the DTLA 2040 Community Plan that threatens to displace garment workers and threaten the local fashion industry hub of Los Angeles
2022: Supported, campaigned, & donated 20% of sales to GWC's Emergency Relief Fund for worker members
SLOW FASHION MOVEMENT
2022: Participated in Slow Fashion Season 2022 by amplifying the campaign message & encouraging sign-ups through posts & link in bio, plus a discussion on Clubhouse.