Hello everyone! The fall season has officially hit. INFKNIT is working hard to prepare for their launch on October 6th. Stay tuned on social media for information about our newest products.
As everyone has continued to adjust during these uncertain times, INFKNIT has really got to thinking about their core values. In addition to sustainability, versatility and a few other things we had the question of how can we give back? How could our clothing company give back to more than just the environment, but rather to our communities and associations that are important to us? With this INFKNIT has made the decision to implement donations to our current plan.
As this develops INFKNIT will be establishing relationships with 4 different associations; NEDA, BLM, Fashion Revolution, and Textile Exchange. All these associations will be listed on our website and be available to donate to.
A little more about these associations…
NEDA. It stands for the National Eating Disorders Association. This association is one of the largest nonprofits whose sole purpose is to support families and individuals that are affected by eating disorders. On average about 30 million people in the United States struggle with eating disorders that are life threatening at least once in their lifetime. As said on the NEDA website; by donating you are reaching those in need with prevention programming, education and support resources, and helping to move research forward so we can better understand and treat the illness. Recovery is possible and you can help make it happen.
Black Lives Matter is a continuous movement to liberate Black people, end white supremacy forever and end state-sanctioned violence. By supporting this movement you are helping focus on issues such as; racial injustice, police brutality, criminal justice reform, Black immigration, economic injustice, LGBTQIA+ and human rights, environmental injustice, access to healthcare, access to quality education, and voting rights and suppression.
FASHION REVOLUTION https://www.fashionrevolution.org/about/
Fashion Revolution is a company that encourages people to create a positive change within the fashion industry. They utilize media to showcase that change is a possibility while encouraging individuals to make more ethical, sustainable and environmentally friendly choices. Some specific goals listed on the Fashion Revolution website are;
An end to human and environmental exploitation in the global fashion industry
Safe, dignified working conditions and living wages for all people in the supply chain
Redistributed and more equal balance of power across the global fashion industry
A bigger and stronger labour movement in the global fashion industry
A global fashion industry that works to conserve precious resources and regenerate ecosystems
A culture of transparency and accountability across the value chain
An end to throwaway culture and shift to a system where materials are used for much longer and nothing goes to waste
Heritage, craftsmanship and local wisdoms are recognised and valued
TEXTILE EXCHANGE https://textileexchange.org/become-a-member/
Textile Exchange’s purpose is to create awareness and focus on minimizing the harmful consequences and impacts the textile industry has on the environment. “Textile Exchange engages and catalyzes the textile industry across the supply chain through partnerships and collaborations, building knowledge and capacity to inform and educate.” They utilize influence and media in order to create change and make an impact as a collective.