The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, with over 8% of carbon emissions coming from fashion and footwear production alone. Fashion production also is a leading contributor of water pollution and toxic chemical usage and spillage, creating an unfavorable effect on the environment and excessive amounts of waste. Over 100 billion pieces of fashion are produced every year, and this number is skyrocketing as fast fashion reigns supreme. Fast fashion is the idea of fashion, fast.Read More
We might be able to wear a t-shirt made of cotton grown on the moon in the near future! On January 3rd, China's Chang'e 4 touched down on the moon to explore its far side. Since then, the China National Space Administration has said that seeds taken on Chang'e 4 have sprouted and the cotton seeds had grown buds!
The Chang'e-4 lander is designed to test photosynthesis and respiration and one of the challenges scientists are facing is to keep the temperature that is favorable for growth.Read More
We pride ourselves in producing people and environmentally friendly bags. Made from 100% organic cotton, our bags are fairly priced and completely customizable.
Looking into advertising? Wanting to spread the word about your brand but have no idea where to begin? Our Fair Trade cotton bags are perfect way to show your brand’s logo wherever the bag is carried. You and your customers can be sure that you are choosing a sustainable option with our tote bags!Read More
Simply put flat tote bag does not have any gussets, bottom gusset tote bag as a gusset just on the bottom while all side gusset tote bag has gussets on all sides of the bag.
What exactly is a gusset? Gusset is an extra piece of fabric that makes bags roomier. It is even used to give an extra strength to the bag.Read More
Plastic has ruled the packaging world since the 1940s. Americans consume more than 300 million pounds of plastic every year. When plastic is disposed of and starts to break down, chemicals in plastic absorb into human bodies and ecosystems, causing major health effects. Plastic can also be ingested by wildlife, killing or injuring them.Read More
Our zipper pouches are free from chemicals and are durable, making them a great eco-friendly option. Feel good about your cosmetic pouch purchase, knowing that it’s sustainable, and you are helping your company and customers to reduce their environmental footprint.Read More
In case you haven’t noticed, drawstring Muslin bags have become very trendy in the past few years. Whether that is because they are easy to carry, versatile to use or because you can customize them to fit your style, they have become a wardrobe staple for every fashionista and trend setter.Read More
In the last blog, we explored the Fair Trade ecosystem through the lens of the certifying organizations themselves and what their criteria for Fair Trade (or fairtrade) mean based on their different standards, principles and certification methods.
Fair Trade as a labeling movement has achieved enormous accolades in recent years. Global sales of Fair Trade certified products have reached over 8 billion Euros (according to statista.com) and there are currently over 10,000 Fair trade certified products available on the market in over 70 countries.Read More
What does Fair Trade mean? Is it paying workers more or making sure that farmers and factory workers are getting treated well? Is it like direct trade or is it something more? And does it only apply to chocolate or coffee or organic tote bags too?Read More
Let’s use organic cotton tote bags instead of plastic bags. Tote bags are better for the environment, workers, and more! Here are the five reasons why you should stop using single use plastic bags and start using organic cotton tote bags.Read More
It’s almost here! Fashion Revolution week starts April 23rd AROUND THE WORLD and retailers, advocates and citizens everywhere will be promoting sustainable, Fair Trade, ethically sourced, upcycled, recycled, and organic clothing.Read More
Nowadays, everyone seems to be throwing around the word sustainable like it’s going out of style (which would be ironic, right?). Every major clothing, soft drink and even energy company has some kind of initiative that is sure to make the world a better place all while creating the products we love to consume.Read More
Last year, Gallant International started partnering with college campuses to spread more awareness (and our awesome totes!) with younger consumers. We started this outreach because we are passionate for ethical businesses and believe in the power of conscious consumerism amongst all agesRead More
What most consumers don’t know about this fluffy crop is that the production of cotton is extremely taxing on water and land resources--it can take more than 5000 gallons of water to produce 1kg of cotton:
That is equal to a single T-shirt and pair of jeans.Read More
When most people think of organic, things like apples, coffee and lip balm come to mind. Other key words like expensive, premium and Wholefoods probably pop up somewhere in that grouping as well.Read More
Welcome, 2018! There’s a new year new you attitude in the air and the world seems rife with possibilities for self-improvement, change and good intentions. With new year’s however also comes disappointment, fad diets, impossible resolutions no one can achieve and the guilt of having another year go by with the feeling that you really aren’t making a difference.Read More
Have you ever thought about the person that made the clothing you’re wearing? How about the communities that weave, dye and package the bags you carry, the sweater that keeps you warm or the blanket that wraps you up before you fall asleep at night?Read More
Well, let’s think for a second...where do all those plastic bags go after we finish using them (and usually only 1 time)?
Are you surprised? The average American goes through six shopping bags per week. With a population of roughly 323 million, that means almost 2 billion bags are used and discarded in America every week!Read More
What exactly is Fair Trade, and why do we believe in it so much? It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot and can be controversial at times, with many critics saying that it doesn’t actually benefit workers. Because the Fair Trade economic model is at the heart of our mission as a social enterprise, we wanted to give you a history of the movement, why we chose to become Fair Trade certified, and how Fair Trade actually does make a difference in the lives of millions of cotton farmers in India.Read More