ETHICAL DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT + PRODUCTION
"There is no beauty in the finest cloth, if it makes hunger + unhappiness" - GHANDI
All sticks + stone products are crafted in local Australian production houses by skilled machinists.
All who play a role in the design, development + production of your garment, are working in safe, clean + ethical environments where the protection of human rights is paramount.
Your purchase supports the livelihood of these positive production environments + that of talented Australian workers.
All sticks + stone products are Made With Love, For Love. All items are created with a strong social conscience, so you can feel good knowing that your purchase is also doing good.
WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?
The rise of ‘Fast Fashion Culture’ has swept the globe + is a significant contributor to social + environmental issues worldwide.
Vulnerable fashion lovers are generally kept in the dark + know very little about a product's origins, how it was produced + the resulting social + environmental impacts.
Hundreds of millions of workers within the apparel industry worldwide are exploited. They face poor working + living conditions, less than minimum wage + long working hours.
To put the issue into context; the fashion industry could take 125 million people out of extreme poverty, by adding only 1% of its profits to workers' wages.
WANT TO UNDERSTAND MORE?
Be curious - ask questions of your favourite brands to understand their practices + policies.
You can also check out our 'What can I do?' checklist, to understand some simple, easy to implement steps that can have a big impact.
There are many great documentaries that outline the issues within + associated social + environmental implications of the fashion industry. We recommend; ‘The True Cost’, or 'River Blue' which are available on iTunes + Netflix.
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