MIAMI, FL – 8 Mar, 2017 – Ethical fashion source Slate + Salt launched www.slateandsalt.com this week and proves that sustainable fashion isn’t just for the “granola” girl. The company focuses on preserving the traditional techniques of talented craftsmen, while being true to contemporary designs that appeal to modern women.
Slate + Salt joins the Slow Fashion Revolution, the idea of knowing where your products come from and who made them. “Our culture spends exorbitant amounts of money on fashion and aside from a tag that may read, “made in China,” most consumers have no idea what went into making their products. What effect did it have on the environment? Who made it? How were these workers treated and paid? The ugly truth is that most of our fashion is made in sweatshops,” says founder, Lyndsay Hugues.
The fashion industry is the second largest polluter of clean water in the world and workers are often paid as little as $2 a day to make clothing sold by many big retailers. Slow Fashion focuses on quality over quantity. It supports artisans in developing nations, many of whom are women escaping poverty and sexual or physical abuse. It pays artisans a fair living wage, restores dignity and empowers women to support their families and become leaders in their communities.
Companies like Slate + Salt promote ethical fashion and encourage consumers to ask questions about where their products come from. They partner with marginalized groups and sustainable brands to provide stories of the talented craftsmen who hand make their products. “It is our goal to not only provide a global marketplace for underprivileged artisans, but to create a collection of ethical products and brands that appeal to fashion lovers and that they can feel good about,” says Hugues.
As more and more people become aware of the causes of global issues associated with the fashion industry, they become interested in how they can help. By choosing sustainable, transparent brands, we can make changes to the social and environmental impact of the fashion industry. Slate + Salt strives to curate their collection of jewelry, handbags, scarves and home goods around these principles.
For more information visit www.slateandsalt.com
Company Name: Slate + Salt
Contact Person: Lyndsay Hugues
Country: United States