Archive | September, 2015

muka kids’ accreditation of sustainable clothing brands

Accreditation Standards

Accreditation Standards

Preloved clothing from accredited ethical & sustainable brands (our ‘good’ brands) can be bought and sold on our muka kids shop (in time we will offer discounts on new items from our ‘good’ brands).

To be accredited a clothing brand needs to earn a certain number of ‘muka buttons’ – each button is for a specific ethical & sustainable practice*

Preloved clothing from accredited ethical & sustainable brands (our ‘good’ brands) can be bought and sold on our muka kids shop (in time we will offer discounts on new items from our ‘good’ brands).

A brand that is awarded buttons for being ‘Fully Ethical’ AND ‘Fully Organic’ earns muka accreditation for just those two buttons, a brand that is EITHER ‘Fully Ethical’ OR ‘Fully Organic’ needs ONE other button (nos 3-13) to be accredited, and other brands need to be awarded THREE of the other buttons (nos 3-13) to be accredited.

The 13 muka buttons for ethical & environmental practices Continue Reading →

21 Ethical Fashion Brands for Cool Women (Who are also Parents)

and maybe a few more too...

and maybe a few more too…

You know I am not a big fan (understatement of the year) of the use of the word mother as a modifying descriptor – the word mumtrepreneur is actually my pet peeve of the decade (after hair on soap that is). Basically where being a parent has no bearing on the topic why mention it? However, where clothing is concerned joining the cult of parenthood does actually change or at least influence clothing needs, so I want to talk about ethical fashion and ethical fashion brands for women who also happen to be parents (and those who are not too!).

I started muka kids (which includes a marketplace to trade pre-loved ethical kids clothing) because I believe that ethical fashion & sustainable clothing could be more accessible and more connected to the women whose lives it is meant to improve . Kid’s clothes seemed a good place to start because the turnover rate is pretty high. However, I also wear clothes and care about the people who grow the cotton, weave the fibre, dye the fabric, cut and sew the cloth as well as the environment this processing all happens in. So finding ethical clothing & ethical fashion designers that met both my personal style AND life style with kids is important.

Let Start with “What is Ethical Fashion?”

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