Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sari-inspired Wraps, Your Opinion Needed

Please help us out! We have been looking for a new, improved name for our “silk flex-wraps.”

Sample Silk Flex-Wrap. See how beautiful it is? Help us Come up with a New Name!!!

As many of you know already, we,  at f.ac.t.s, pay careful attention to eco-friendly, fair-labor manufacturing practices. We have our site up and running, and we are on the closing side of our first 100 customers! For barely starting on July 1st, this is certainly something to celebrate!! (Take advantage of our Grand Opening special discount on our site (http://factsfashion.com/Shop.htm) before we reach 100 clients!

However, we find ourselves looking for a new name. The wraps are made from 100% recycled Indian sari cloth. Previously, we have called them “flex-wraps,” but per your suggestions, we find that the name does not completely capture the stunning elegance, versatility, and eco-friendliness of these wraps.

Tell us your suggestions, for a name that is fun, alluring, or vivacious! Your support means so much to us, and we can’t wait to hear from all of you!

  • Check back here continuously, to find out who won! The creator of the name we end up choosing will be given a special 20% discount on ANY wrap of choice!!! Fill out the bottom poll to participate!

Go eco-friendly fashion!! Help us make green fashion affordable and known!

Showcasing Personal Expression with our F.A.C.T.S. silk flex-wraps

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How to Wear Your Flex-Wrap: The Sash Wrap Styles

Some of you were wondering how to do some of the intricate flex-wrap styles, featured on our first gallery, so we put together another quick video how-to. We show you here, specifically how to fashion the “Basic Sash Wrap” & the “Form-Fitting Sash Wrap.” More videos to come tomorrow~ and this time, they won’t be made in the middle of the night! 😉 Please feel free to comment, if you have any questions.

 

 


Blind Shopping & A New Vision For Fashion

Because we realize that the values we, at F.A.C.T.S., stand for are somewhat complex, when we try to say it all in a paragraph, or even a few pages, we decided to start a Video Series on discussions about our values. We have neatly packed in our ideas into what we hope are brief but informative and easy-to-understand video logs. We start our Video Series with the first part of our tag line “Reforming Fashion,” and what we mean by that.  We cover commodification of fashion items and how we are so far-removed from what we buy that it’s hard to care about the conditions under which are clothes are made.

Please bear with us through the choppiness of this video. We could not get it started till past midnight last night, and we were both very exhausted, so it wasn’t as smooth as we hope our next ones will be! We welcome your comments on the topics we discuss and we encourage these videos to open conversation. We are always open to thoughts and suggestions, whether they agree with us or not. 🙂


July 3rd Tips: Wearing Your Eco-Friendly F.A.C.T.S. Flex-Wrap

The Bohemian Rope Flex-Wrap

So, we are missing a tripod, unfortunately. It should be arriving this week, but in the mean time, we thought we’d take a few rough photographs of creative inspirations on wearing your F.A.C.T.S. flex-wraps. There are so many beautiful designs you can transform them into. And our gallery (http://factsfashion.com/Flex-WrapFashionTips.htm)shows a few of our favorites. Remember, you can also accessorize your flex-wrap with belts and pins, but there are so many creative ways to wear them stand-alone as well.

We are excited for every purchase ordered, because it helps us meet our goal of giving at least $500 to Navdanya by October. Buy a flex-wrap for yourself or your sweetheart, or mother, or friend, and help us meet our goal! These wraps are absolutely stunning with both subtle and bold patterns. They are also perfect for hot summer weather, as they are very light and airy. And even if you get a long wrap, it can be transformed into a shorter dress, like the “Bohemian Rope” style, seen in the picture above to the left!

We are also continuing to upload youtube videos (subscribe to our youtube channel!) every few days to show you step-by-step instructions to our designs. If there is a specific picture in the gallery that you cannot wait to try, email us or comment here or on facebook, and we will do our best to get an instructional youtube video up as soon as possible. 🙂

Basic One-Shoulder Flex-Wrap

Also, refer your friends to F.A.C.T.S. so that you and your friend can  get 20% off your entire purchase! Just enter the following coupon code “J3N4JM3SIPCJ” when checking out, and tell your friend to enter the following coupon code “O3Q4AP5FKXJ1” when checking out, to take advantage of this great deal. (This offer is valid for up to three friends! Also, see our shop page for the 10% coupon code available for our first 100 customers! Only one coupon can be used per order.)

We are adding several new skirts to our inventory tomorrow. So keep checking back with us!

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Basic Sash Wrap


Ways to Wear Your New Eco-friendly Flex-Wraps

Sample F.A.C.T.S. Flex-Wrap

As promised, we bring you examples of some basic ways to wear your eco-friendly flex-wraps. 🙂 These flex-wraps can be worn in so many different ways, and most companies that sell similar-looking wraps only provide a few simple ways to wear them. Over this summer season, we will continue to post new designs, to inspire your fashion creativity and help you make the most out of your new F.A.C.T.S. flex-wraps!

We’ll start with the basic “Skirt-wrap” design:

Next is the “Basic Empress Gown” design. One of the easiest Dress options with these flex-wraps:

We wanted to also give you a variation of the basic empress gown design. We call it the “Keyhole Empress Gown”:

Finally, we leave you with another kind of dress option, the “Grecian Over-the-Shoulder Evening Gown”:

Thanks for browsing our site! Before considering buying a new skirt or summer dress at your local department store, we hope that you will consider buying one of our gorgeous vintage flex-wraps to help support Mother Earth, the environment, and local farming economies in India.

If you are new to f.a.c.t.s., please go to our website (http://factsfashion.com) to find out more about the causes we support, our business values, and our products! We welcome your comments and opinions! Like us on facebook and twitter to keep track of our products and new causes!

 


F.A.C.T.S. is up and running!!! :)

Ok, we are running fashionably behind, and we must apologize for our technology failing us at the moment. Our flex-wraps are up!!! We are continuing to upload flex-wraps until this evening, when we will have all 30 flex-wraps up!! By tonight, we will have our first youtube video up on our “Flex-Wrap Fashion Tips” page, to show you different ways of wearing your flex-wraps! Thank you all for your support and patience as the two of us are figuring everything out! It means a lot to us, that you are supporting our cause and a socially responsible, small business endeavor!!!  Please comment on our blog or facebook or email us with comments!!! We appreciate all feedback, and we value your opinions very much!

Thank you to Libby Simons for being our first f.a.c.t.s. customer and supporting our cause!! 🙂


Silk Flex-Wraps: Made from Recycled Sari Cloth!

So, Friday has finally come! If any of our readers have not liked us on facebook, we do have a facebook page! (See our left sidebar for the link.) Like us there to keep up with announcements! The silk flex-wraps have come at last, and at 3:00 p.m. today, Friday, July 1st, we will have our website completely up and fully functional! We are so excited to bring you these affordable, green fashion items, and thrilled to be able to give 10% of our profits to Navdanya (see our Products page for more information). I hope the following can clear up any questions you might have, that have not been answered on our other pages of this blog. 🙂 We hope to find you visiting our website, starting at 3:00 p.m.!!

Why Should You Care About F.A.C.T.S.?

1) We care about Mother Earth:

Our products are eco-friendly (made from recycled and/or organic material) and follow fair-labor practices.

2) We really do care about the effects of over-consumption on the environment and the human spirit:

One flex-wrap can be used in about 100 different ways, which means you are consuming less by buying several outfits in one! As much as possible, our packaging is eco-friendly. We wrap our items in recycled cloth and all paper goods come from recycled paper. We are constantly looking for new ways to cut down on waste and be more green.

3) 10% of our profits this summer go to a very worthy cause.

This summer season, we are giving 10% of our profits to Navdanya, a non-profit that has helped set up seed banks and train local organic farmers across 16 states in India in food sovereignty and sustainable agriculture. To learn more about Navdanya and why it is important, see our “Causes” page.

4) We are trying to change the world for the better, one local economy at a time, and be a model for businesses to start giving much more back to local communities.

As F.A.C.T.S. grows, we will be buying new fashion items from a different local economy each season, helping their communities construct the best possible agendas for solving their chosen community need, and giving them 50% of the profits so that they can achieve their goals. The more we grow, the more we can give back to local economies around the globe! (If you would like us to go to your local community, send us an email @ info@factsfashion.com.)

5) We partner with communities, instead of simply borrowing from them.

We don’t simply sell fashion items from different cultural groups around the world, we also help you learn about these cultures and traditions and give back to their economies. We honor the local communities that we work with and strive to avoid cultural appropriation in every way we can.