Earth Day

Earth Day

Sskein proudly upholds its commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices for the upcoming Earth Day on April 22nd. From ethically sourced materials to innovative production methods, we're redefining luxury knitwear with a conscience. Our journey extends beyond design—it's about fostering a community dedicated to environmental stewardship. Be part of the solution and explore curated resources—from docuseries to resale websites—empowering you to make sustainable choices. Let's embrace a future where fashion thrives in harmony with our planet. Thank you for being part of our journey. 

Curated Resources

Menders & Cobblers

  • Sally the Mender -  based in Seattle, Washington she specializes in reknitting, knit alterations, and reweaving, offering expert repairs for damaged or misfit garments. From patching up moth-eaten cashmere sweaters to adjusting sweater lengths and fixing collars and cuffs, Sally’s services not only extend the life of clothing but also promote sustainability by reducing the need for new purchases and minimizing textile waste.
  • FXRY - is a network of skilled tailors who help breathe new life into your closet. The team alters ill-fitting pieces and creatively restores damaged favorites. They offer home pick up and drop off, boutique pop-up drop off and pick up or mail in options. Follow them on Instagram for nationwide updates. 
  • Cobbler Concierge - family-owned since 1932 in NYC. Showcasing unparalleled craftsmanship, they can repair a wide range of items from defective shoes to your damaged Hermès handbags. If you’re in the USA you can ship your pieces to them and trust they will extend the lifespan of your most cherished possessions.

Resale Websites

  • Refind Seattle & ISO Seattle- we love both of these businesses and their commitment to extending the lifecycle of luxury items. This empowers consignors and buyers by contributing to the collective effort of reducing environmental impact by giving pre-loved items a second chance. 
  • Poshmark & Depop - apps we use to shop and sell. These two platforms promote sustainable fashion by facilitating the resale of pre-loved items, contributing to reducing textile waste and fostering a circular economy.

Sustainable Designers

  • Stella McCartney - at Sskein, we admire Stella McCartney as a brand because of their unwavering commitment to progressive luxury, marrying innovation with conscious values. Their dedication to using cutting-edge materials while championing cruelty-free practices aligns seamlessly with our ethos of creating beauty with minimal impact on our planet. Her brand's trailblazing efforts in utilizing cutting-edge, cruelty-free materials and championing circularity have set a remarkable standard for others to follow. McCartney's innovative approach serves as a beacon of inspiration, challenging traditional paradigms and leading the way towards a more environmentally conscious future in fashion.
  • Gabriela Hearst - Gabriela Hearst's visionary approach to sustainable fashion sets her apart, evident in her meticulous craftsmanship and unwavering commitment to ethical values. From pioneering the use of deadstock fabrics in runway shows to her philanthropic efforts, such as pledging $600K to aid drought-affected families in Kenya, Hearst consistently breaks boundaries, reshaping the fashion landscape with integrity and purpose.
  • Soraya Hennessy - from Venezuela, is known for creating small batch handwoven bags crafted by Wayuu artisan women. Hennessy’s vibrant collections not only bridge the gap between international customers and indigenous artisans, but also champion slow, artisanal production methods, fostering a respect for heritage and a positive vision for the future—perfectly embodying the spirit of Earth Day by promoting sustainable practices and cultural preservation.

Organizations

  • Sustainable Fashion Forum - a beacon of thought leadership, intertwining fashion, sustainability, business, and consumer behavior. Through dynamic events, insightful content, and collaborative endeavors, they ignite change and innovation in the industry, challenging norms and fostering a community committed to redefining fashion's future.
  • Remake World - a global movement that invites individuals to #WearYourValues. By championing women’s empowerment, pay equity, and environmental sustainability, Remake unites a diverse community of influencers, creatives, brand executives, unions, legislators, and garment workers in collective action. Through storytelling and advocacy, Remake connects people across the fashion ecosystem, driving impactful change and offering hope for a more ethical and sustainable future in fashion.

Sustainable Fashion Documentaries, DocuSeries & Podcasts

  • River Blue - an eyeopening documentary exposing the fashion industry's harmful impact on vital rivers, urging change from top brands.
  • The Machinists - a vivid and moving documentary in which the personal stories of three female Bangladeshi garment workers and the boss of a fledgling trade union in Dhaka intersect to portray the human cost of western high street fashion.

Magazines

  • Atmos - is a beautiful biannual magazine and digital platform blending climate consciousness with cultural richness. Through its curated content and collaborative spirit, it not only sparks dialogue but fosters a deeper connection to nature and humanity, advocating for lasting ecological and social change.

Photograph: Collage, image on left by Atmos contributor Nick Ballon.

SAVE THE DATE

MEND IN PUBLIC

Give a second life to your clothing. Join us for a free workshop to learn basic mending with on-site menders. Supplies will be provided. Hosted by Sskein and Fashion Revolution. Sponsored by Anchorhead.

Saturday April 20th, 2024 

11am-3pm

Anchorhead Coffee & Bakery

1115 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

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