Why are we opening a store that sells *more* clothing goods when we already collectively produce 100 billion garments a year for about 7 billion people? Many of which are produced in terrible working conditions, polluting surrounding water and communities with toxic chemicals, and contributing to air pollution when incinerated in landfills…
The textile industry can be foul.
So that’s all a huge bummer but— we can make choice with a view to using fewer but higher quality clothing and goods. While we as individuals don’t have the power to make sweeping changes to the textile industry right quick, the beautiful thing is we can all vote for the kind of businesses we choose to support.
Think of each dollar you spend as a referendum for the kinds of ethics and values that align with your own. Over time, there is big collective power in that.
Enter: There There. We sell consciously made comforting goods.
…What do we mean by that?
We are committed to offering:
1. Brands that care about the environment, pay their workers fairly, and are transparent across their supply chain.
2. Brands that have certifications to support their sustainability efforts.
3. Brands that sell goods made with natural materials: organic cotton, linen and hemp
(Did you know: synthetic materials, like polyester, are made with a petroleum derivative which contains high levels of micro plastics? Gross.)
We understand that by partnering with these kinds of brands across all categories we can help to contribute to purchasing value over volume. We are motivated by the warm thought that a timeless, well-made sweater you purchase today can offer you years of comfort, be mended a time or two, and then passed down to your daughters and sons as future heirlooms.
Perfection is the enemy of progress, as they say, so no one needs to do it all or to do it perfectly. But if buying fewer but more timeless goods sounds like something you can get into, leave your email address below and let’s stay in touch!