Featured Projects

Discover projects, collaborations, and initiatives created by your favorite sustainable brands, designers, and creatives.

 
 

zero by winsome goods - Minneapolis

Since its founding in 2014, Winsome Goods, has always prioritized sustainable and ethical production of garments. Fueled by the desire to move closer to a zero waste, closed loop system for everything produced in house, Winsome launched ZERO.

Winsome ZERO is a product line made entirely from (what would have been) textile waste. 100% of the fabric received at the studio will be used in goods without any portion ending up as waste. Read more…


bide market by town & Anchor - Chicago

Chicago's First Sustainable, Luxury Shopping Experience

BIDE Market is a fully sustainable, plastic-free, vegan, and cruelty-free shopping experience that will take place seasonally in Chicago. BIDE includes talks and panels on sustainability, as well as food and drinks from ethical brands.

Follow the market and get to know the brands involved here. Or become an ambassador!

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Sustain shop by hackwith design house - Minneapolis

Passionate about sustainability, the team at Hackwith Design House created the Sustain Shop in an effort to take responsibility for their own production.

Customers can send along worn and loved HDH pieces, including those that might have small tears, stains, or missing buttons. Pieces sent in good-as-new condition will be washed and re-sold as is and all other pieces will be mended or transformed into something new. Every piece sent in is worth $20 in Sustain Bucks, which can be put toward anything on their website, including in The Sustain Shop. You can follow them on Instagram and shop directly on the website.


The Ones That Will by Allie Kushnir
- Chicago

Our choices, big or small, have consequences and our actions affect the world around us. The Ones That Will is a short film series, by artist Allie Kushnir, profiling various businesses that are committed to supporting thoughtful and sustainable ideals.

These are people who consider their impact and help to expose just how thoroughly fulfilling life can be when lived with mindful intention. Watch Season One and Two here!


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Textile Week - Minneapolis + St Paul

Textile Week seeks to build awareness of interdisciplinary textile practices through interaction, community creation, education, and elevation of textiles. Using a series of affiliated, but autonomous events, open-houses, lectures, workshops, public art performances, and gallery showings around the Twin Cities.

Designers, artists, business-owners, makers, curators, organizers, and connectors are invited to bring forward their ideas for events, shows, performances, open-houses, interactions, and more. Get involved or submit an event here.


KLAR AGency - Midwest

Klar Agency (pronounced KLAHR) is dedicated to supporting independent designers committed to ethical and sustainable practices and the slow fashion movement. Klar supports the growth of local designers through business development, sales representation, and brand development.

“Klar” translates from German and Swedish to mean “clear”, and was founded in December 2018 by Emma Olson + Bobbi Barron in Minneapolis, MN.


RESA by variously - detroIt

The short documentary Resa Thread explores the beauty in the process of handloom, showing the level of craftsmanship and work that goes into making of one piece of textile. Variously takes you behind the scenes at the weaver's workshop in Nepal with whom they collaborate to develop custom designs for home & fashion textiles.

The documentary was screened at the Fashion Film Festival in Milan to create further transparency in the process of hand weaving, visually connecting people to the process.