The Fabric Social Makes Ethical Clothing and Clears Minefields
Every once in awhile, I come across an ethical brand, look at their website, and think “I would wear every single thing in this shop!”. That’s the case with The Fabric Social. Natural fibres? Check. Neutral colors (I pretty much only wear black, grey, and navy blue)? Check. Simple, clean, modern cuts? Check.
Each style in The Fabric Social shop is named after a notable female activist- Warsan Shire, Arundhati Roy, Clementine Ford- and The Fabric Social is quite vocal about their own causes and values as a company founded by female activists! Each clothing or accessory purchase sends a donation to non-profit organization Apopo, which in turn results in one square metre of a mine field being cleared for good (by trained rats!).
The manufacture of The Fabric Socials’ clothing is, in a way, an act of activism as well. The beautiful silk and cotton handwoven fabrics that are used to make the garments are handwoven by women around India, many in areas of unrest, and then dyed and sewn at a Fair Trade workshop in Kolkata.
In this post, i’m wearing the Charcoal Roy. I’ve recently discovered a love of crop tops (as a short girl, crop tops allow me to feel a bit less drowned in fabric while still professional and covered up). I enjoy how the Roy allows me to wear that every popular “boxy” silhouette, but I don’t look like I’m wearing a flour sack. The Roy is made from a delightful fabric that is somewhat stiff (which means that it holds its shape nicely), while still very soft and breathable.
The Roy is available in two additional colorways- olive and navy- and is currently on sale for nearly 50% off!