At TO THE MARKET, we love working with companies and makers who live their values – and Women’s History Month is an especially great time to honor their contributions. One such maker is Naa-Sakle Akuete, co-founder of skincare brands Eu’Genia Shea and Mother’s Shea, the latter of which is available in over 900 Target locations nationwide. She and her mother, Eugenia, teamed up to launch their companies, drawing on Eugenia’s extensive experience in the Shea industry and Naa-Sakle’s Harvard business education.
As the world hunkers down for the foreseeable future, telecommuting is at an all time high. Many of us are making huge adjustments to our daily routines, leveraging new remote work technologies, and experiencing blurrier lines than usual between our professional and personal lives. While the company I founded, TO THE MARKET, is fortunate enough to have an headquarters in NY that the whole team enjoys, we are also no strangers to telecommuting, including from overseas. At the moment, our senior leadership lives in six distinct cities, and while we love to be face to face, we’ve learned a few things along the way on how to effectively “show up,” if only virtually.
Looking to buy the change you want to see in your wardrobe? Look no further than Farfetch. The online marketplace and tech platform is making ripples across every level of the fashion world. Farfetch provides a worldwide sales platform for independent boutiques who wouldn’t otherwise have access to a global retail stage. When indie clothing makers have the chance to shine, your positive purchasing power can go that much further. Continue reading “Client Spotlight: How Farfetch Helps Indie Fashion Shine”
This letter is part of our Conscious Consumerism 101 series, a guide to help you make empowered, ethical choices when shopping. Today, a look into sustainable fashion.
Have you noticed your favorite bloggers tagging more and more outfits with #sustainablefashion? What about the influx of fashionistas singing the praises of secondhand clothes? You’re not imagining things: we’re in the midst of a shopping revolution. As more consumers learn more about the challenging human and environmental costs of the fast fashion industry, the sustainable fashion movement continues to grow in its place. So what, exactly, makes an outfit or accessory sustainable? And how can you know whether your purchase makes a positive impact?
January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. With an estimated 40 million people around the world being trafficked, human trafficking is a global epidemic we simply can’t afford to ignore. Fortunately, a series of bold businesses are making major moves to fight human trafficking and meaningfully impact survivors’ lives. At TO THE MARKET, we’re so proud to work with companies and organizations with these values. Below are a few of our favorites. By supporting them, you can take a step toward buying the change you want to see in the world. Continue reading “How You Can Buy The Change In The Fight Against Human Trafficking”
This post is the first in our Conscious Consumerism 101 series, a guide to help you make empowered, ethical choices when shopping and contributing to buying the change you want to see. Up first, the complex world of Fair Trade.
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase fair trade? Those two buzzy little words have changed a lot about how we view consumerism. You might know these words stand for something positive, but what do they actually mean? And how can they make a difference in your purchasing decisions?
Thinking of gifting custom products this holiday season? Whether it’s for a conference, event, or even general sourcing, our ethical products help take your company on the path towards sustainability.
We just debuted a new website to make wholesale purchases of some of our most popular custom products even easier. From totes to pencil bags to coffee, there’s plenty of options to fit your sourcing needs.
Limited Time: Receive a TO THE MARKET ALLY Tote Bag with every purchase through October 14! (*some limits apply) AND help change the balance of power in the workplace – 10% of sale and proceeds will go to Forte Foundation through October 14!
We all want comfy heels that also look super chic! We got to sit down with Samantha Dong. She is the Founder and CEO of Ally Shoes, an innovative, fashion brand designed for women by women. We were thrilled to learn more about her journey! And collaborate on a good for the globe give back! Continue reading “MEET SAMANTHA DONG – CEO AND FOUNDER, ALLY SHOES”
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, distinctly recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world (International Day of the Boy Child is May 16). The goal of International Day of the Girl is to support opportunities for girls and increase awareness around gender inequality faced by girls worldwide. The celebration also demonstrates that girls and young women are increasingly a priority in policy and programming and that supporting their growth journey helps to ensure the future of our global economy.
We wouldn’t be where we are without our hardworking staff. ESPECIALLY our interns! For the next month, we’ve decided to showcase our five interns and the incredible work they do behind the scenes.
We’re ending our intern series with Mariya Khan, our resident intern since we started! Mariya, who graduated in May from The George Washington University, has helped us develop our social media presence. She’s the voice behind our Twitter and Facebook accounts, writes some of our blog posts (such as this intern series!), and attends D.C.-area pop-up events. Her experiences at TO THE MARKET shaped her career aspirations, and she’s excited to see how we will continue to grow. Continue reading “Intern Feature: Mariya Khan”