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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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.