Twice as Warm

Winter Storm Harper is barreling through the greater part of the Midwest and East Coast. While most of us are able to curl up in our houses and enjoy some warmth and a movie or two, there are plenty of people who can not enjoy those luxuries. In 2017, 192,875 people were living homeless andContinue reading “Twice as Warm”

Raven + Lily

Raven + Lily believes that empowering women will change the world. Raven + Lily is a lifestyle brand offering trend-forward fair trade fashion, accessories, and home goods with its core underlying mission to empower women on a global scale. Today, the brand helps to employ more than 1,500  artisan women around the world, providing themContinue reading “Raven + Lily”

Everlane

Know your factories. Know your cost. Always ask why. That is the motto of popular clothing brand Everlane. Everlane has easily become one of our most favorite clothing brands here at Orenda. Their mindset of “Radical Transparency” and good quality are the perfect blend together for an ethical yet high-end clothing company. The company startedContinue reading “Everlane”

John’s Crazy Socks

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day, here is a charming story of a creative entrepreneur changing the world, one pair at a time. John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks, or what he calls his “crazy socks.”Continue reading “John’s Crazy Socks”

Serengetee

Serengetee started in 2012 after founders Jeff and Ryan met on Semester at Sea, a study abroad program that circumnavigates the globe by ship. While traveling, they began exploring markets and collecting fabric from countries in Africa, Asia, and Central America.

Ivory Ella

“Good clothes for a good cause” In 1979 over 1 million elephants roamed our earth. Today, less than 150,000 of these gentle giants are left in the wild due to excessive poaching. Ivory Ella is here to change this! Ivory Ella makes shirts with adorable elephants on it in different colors and patterns, and donatesContinue reading “Ivory Ella”