March is officially the month of women as the entirety of it is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, society, and culture as a whole, since 1987.
From the 1st to the 31st, we are celebrating the strong women who are paving the path for others as writers, activists, people with fame we look up to, and political figures guaranteeing our voices are heard.
Every year, the month has a theme in which they honor women under a certain scope According to WomensHistory.org, since many of the women’s suffrage centennial celebrations originally scheduled for 2020 were curtailed, the National Women’s History Alliance is extending the annual theme for 2021 to “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.”
Although there is usually a theme, we are supporting women this month just a little harder than usual, and there is one upcoming sustainable brand collaboration that is going to be making that clear.
YesAnd, an emerging unapologetically conscious and sustainable certified organic fashion brand with low-impact dyes, and ethical transparent production, has collaborated with the Women’s Earth Alliance. 22% of proceeds from their products are being donated to the alliance.
YesAnd is a sustainable company started by strong female business tycoon Marci Zaroff that is banishing the stigma that sustainable fashion has to sacrifice style, quality, fit, color, comfort, or price.
Believing you can have it all, their vibe is edgy, flattering, and fun, and YES- certified organic. They are way-showers in our ever-evolving world, designing with a bright vision and the future of our planet in mind.
They’ve chosen to collaborate with the Women’s Earth Alliance due to their like-mindedness in making a change in our future.
TheWomen’s Earth Allianceis an organization that catalyzes women-led, grassroots solutions to protect our environment and strengthen communities from the inside out. WEA’s model provides leadership, strategy, and technical training for women leaders to scale their climate and environmental initiatives while connecting them to a global alliance of peers, mentors, and funders.
The transpiring brand will be releasing 200 exclusive and original pieces, a hoodie named the ‘Danni’ after Danni Washington, American activist, artist and presenter who campaigns for cleaner, plastic-free oceans, as well as a short-sleeved tee name the ‘Melinda’ after the Co-Founder of the Women’s Earth Alliance.
By investing in a piece of clothing that will last you a lifetime, not only will you be supporting strong women everywhere, but making a difference for the planet.
Marci Zaroff, sustainability way-shower and icon, actually coined the term “ECOFashion” in 1995, spending several decades as living proof that an individual can be both a tree-hugger and a fashionista. She has been planting the seeds of consciousness globally, as a serial ecopreneur, keynote speaker, mentor, innovator, and advisor.
Zaroff, a force to be reckoned with, has been building innovative and transparent supply chains, spearheading retail sustainable fashion launches, and serving on an array of non-profit boards- solidifying her position as an organic authority and expert trailblazer.
The strong female lead was a key driver in defining the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), as well as the world’s first Fair Trade Textile Certification with Fair Trade USA.
Being one of the leading women to change the world- YesAnd is just one of her handful of brands she’s manifested into reality, in which she is striving to change the world through sustainable business practices.
The transparent brand products their garments with organic cotton, certifying products through the Global Organic Textile Standard (which evaluates the entire supply chain), following stringent labor standards along the supply chain (including payment of a living wage and safe working conditions involving zero child labor), use inks that are free of harmful chemicals (no chlorine bleach, acetone, formaldehyde or heavy metals), and practices ‘slow fashion’- creating products designed for longevity, keeping products in a system longer resulting in less textile waste.
Caring about what you buy, and by investing in these products, you are advocating for innovation, for women, and for the planet.