As the world becomes more aware of the dangers of climate change, many brands are doing their part to protect our planet. Here at Mandinka Home, we are invested in combining high-quality designs with eco-friendly standards – resulting in the latest trend that may be the key to saving our environment: sustainable fashion.
You may ask, “what is sustainable fashion and why is it so important?”
Sustainable fashion is a term used to describe the movement of implementing environmental and socially ethical processes in the fashion industry. As a customer, you want to know that the items you're buying was created without causing harm. From creating products using renewable materials to paying workers fair wages, sustainable fashion is all about shopping with a purpose and creating a better world.
It’s also about reversing the damage created by fast fashion. This occurs when brands overproduce trendy designs for low costs. While the clothes may be cheap, the workers who create the garments are often underpaid and mistreated. Fast fashion also has a negative impact on the wellbeing of the planet. According to the Sunday Post, the average American throws away 81 pounds of clothing a year. When these overproduced pieces are thrown away, they created landfills of pollution.
To combat this practice, our founder has committed to eliminating waste by producing only 10-20 pieces at a time. These timeless pieces are eco-friendly and come straight from the heart of West Africa. Mandika Home is all about investing in social responsibility by sourcing ethically and supporting local communities –providing our workers with fair wages and education. Here’s how we do it:
Shopping at Mandika Home means knowing that your decor was handcrafted with the finest natural products. Sabahar’s Estella pillow is made with locally sourced Ethiopian cotton and silk. From the hand-spun thread to the intricately weaved fabric – these pillows are exactly what your living room needs!