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Dsenyo Announces “Design for Change” Winner to Help Make Poaching History

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Los Angeles–Dsenyo, an ethical fashion brand and fair trade accessories company, will launch a student-designed snare wire jewelry collection as part of its mission to end poaching in rural Zambia. Last fall, the brand sponsored its first “Design for Change: Help Make Poaching History” competition inviting students from across the …

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AAFA Names New Chairman, International Trade Policy

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Arlington, VA— American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced Thursday that Rick Helfenbein, president of TellaS Ltd, Luen Thai USA, has been named its new chairman. Helfenbein takes over from Philip Williamson, chairman/president/ ceo of Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., as part of the Association’s annual officer rotation process. ‘Robust Trade Agenda’ …

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If you haven’t stepped into the whole Fair Trade phenomenon, here’s your chance to tip toe into it comfortably. Chilote House Shoes are hand knitted in Patagonia  from natural free range sheep’s wool by groups of women artisans. The soles of the house slippers are made from “up-cycled and repurposed” …

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We (Heart) Hearts

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Scottsdale, Arizona–There is definitely a movement afoot among e-commerce sites to ethnically source merchandise from global sources, preserve local artisan craftsmanship, give back to communities via fair trade practices and help the earth with upcycled materials and sustainable practices. The drawback can sometimes be that such merchandise isn’t trend-right enough …

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When you think about materials commonly used in wristwatches, you tend to think of stainless steel, plastics, silicone or rubber. But husband and team David Gandy and MarQuerite Hamden want you to think about natural materials, minimal waste and recycling in their watch collection, Ecowrist. They only use natural materials—primarily …