Stories

How Does Your Trash End Up in the Ocean?

Haley Martin

How Does Your Trash End Up in the Ocean?

All the time, we see photos of plastic floating in the ocean and turtles trapped in six-pack rings. Do you ever wonder exactly how SO much plastic ends up in these places? Well, even if you're landlocked like a lot of us (we're looking at you Austin and 90% of the rest of the continental United States!), it's especially easy to disconnect your own actions from the garbage islands accumulating right now out in the Pacific. But, to get to the heart of the matter, here's a not-so-radical idea: we are all responsible for the waste in the ocean––whether you live...


The Hell's That: Fair Trade

Haley Martin

The Hell's That: Fair Trade
The public's awareness of Fair Trade's primary definition is continually evolving as more brands (including ours) enter or promote the ethical products space. So, if you're new to Fair Trade, or just confused about how it works and what it means in practice, fret not––we've got your back.  

Why you are the only one who can make a change.

Haley Martin

Why you are the only one who can make a change.

*Author’s Note: the following is best read whilst listening to Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson.  Me giving up fast fashion is not going to change anything. It would take hundreds of thousands of people giving it up before these companies even noticed. Why should I even bother?  This fallacy is pervasive across social media and our conversations about social justice, labor, and environmental issues. The problem with this kind of thinking is that it’s not exactly the whole Truth. While big corporations are certainly at fault for much of the widespread environmental destruction and unfair labor practices continually...


The Hell's That: Fast Fashion vs. Slow Fashion

Haley Martin

The Hell's That: Fast Fashion vs. Slow Fashion

We know as well as anyone; in the sustainable marketplace, there is quite a bit of jargon getting thrown around. Though consumers often use terms like they’re interchangeable, much of this vocabulary isn’t––so it can get kind of confusing! Well, we’re going to make it easy for you with our new series: “The Dictionary of Faire: The Hell’s that?” We informally debuted this series a few weeks ago with sustainability. Now, we’re moving on to Fast Fashion vs. Slow Fashion. At this point, we likely all understand Fast Fashion. But, if you are new, here’s a refresher! Fast Fashion /fast/ˈfaSHən/...


The F Word Gift Shop

Haley Martin

The F Word Gift Shop

We are so excited to announce that The F Word Gift Shop will now be making their debut as a Faire seller. The CEO and founder of the brand is bringing her rad feminist prints to our marketplace on eco-friendly and ethically sourced items. We just got the chance to chat with Annie Anzaldua on the origins of the company, what it means to her, and where she sees it going.   When/why did you first take a serious interest in fashion?  People ask me this question all the time and I always have the same lame answer: since I got...