​Why is Sustainability Important in a Supply Chain?

​Why is Sustainability Important in a Supply Chain?

Why is sustainability important in a supply chain? Prior to tackling this important question, let's review the basic structure of the supply chain in its simplest form:Manufacturer - People or companies that create or supply products for selling.Retailer - Seller of goods or products to the consumer (online shops or physical brick-and-mortar stores).Consumer- Those who buy the end product or servi…
How Fair Anita Makes Sustainable Fashion with Recycled Materials

How Fair Anita Makes Sustainable Fashion with Recycled Materials

As part of the fair trade principles Fair Anita abides by, we strive to cultivate environmental stewardship being as environmentally-conscious as possible. This is an ever-evolving process, but one of the ways we make sustainable fashion is by using recycled materials whenever possible. Bonus, these materials are always local to our artisan partners, which supports their local economies and minimi…
Sustainability on a Budget

Sustainability on a Budget

So, how do you shop sustainably when fast fashion fits better in your budget and has the items you are interested in?Well, let’s start with part one of that question- budget. Keep in mind that sustainable brands typically cost more than your average H&M or *gasp* Target because they guarantee fair wages for their employees, use responsibly sourced materials, and often support additional opport…
Sustainability: Where To Start?

Sustainability: Where To Start?

As our world gets more connected, it becomes so much easier to learn about what is happening all over the planet. As an effect of this, we now know how much people influence the planet. As I have learned about how my habits affect the earth, I have found myself pondering how I can be more sustainable. There are simple steps to start, and there is no need to jump right in and buy a tiny house, powe…
What it means to be a sustainable company

What it means to be a sustainable company

The word sustainability has become quite the buzzword as of late. Businesses everywhere are scrambling to align their marketing and supply chains as sustainable to catch their customers attentions and bring in new customers. In this new age of consumerism, it matters where you shop and where your dollar goes, and companies hear that and are reacting to the changing economic climate. But what does…