I hope that through ELLERALI, we can share a vision of conscious fashion through creativity by using garments and fabrics that we already have. We have so much fabric already made; from t shirts to curtains to bed sheets! Just think of all the unused fabric lying around your house. You can create something useful and environmentally sound. By repurposing these items, we are able to continue their story and respect the labor and love that went into them. Not to mention the hands that were used to make a garment that you and I live on.
The average person in the U.S. throws out 70 pounds of textile waste each year into our landfills, and that number is exponentially growing. The fashion industry is the number two leading polluter in the world, second to oil. Not only is the trend of fast fashion destroying our environment, but also pressuring corporations to compete with low prices; therefore disrupting fair labor laws and wages in already struggling countries. This needs to change!
By supporting ELLERALI, you are making a positive and powerful impact on:
- environmental responsibility
- small business growth
- women entrepreneurs
- products made in the USA
- handmade communities