Free To Breathe Fashion seeks to mitigate textile industry waste by providing recycled/upcycled clothing and sourcing ecologically friendly fabrics from sustainable providers. We will provide high quality and styles that both complement and satisfy its wearers. Our aim is to make the acts of shopping for and wearing of responsible garments naturally pleasurable, and the owning of them environmentally gratifying for women of all sizes and ages.
Fashion. Clothes. They are what we put on, not only to keep warm and covered, but as an extension of who we are. Our fashion statement encompasses not only styles and fabrics, but the way we live and, increasingly, how we interact with and support the way people around us live, too. At Free to Breathe, we not only bring you beautiful things to wear, we offer you to participate in our vision for making the world a better place to live.
FREE TO BREATHE AND FAIR TRADE
Buying and selling. For many people around the world, trade exchanges are how they make a living. Because so many of these trades happen in places far distant from one another, however, most buyers never know anything about the person or place who made the product they’ve purchased. As a result, many manufacturers, particularly those in underdeveloped countries, pay wages too small to feed families and force working conditions both unhealthy and dangerous.
One of our aims at Free to Breathe is to close the gap between seller and buyer. Not only will we refuse to trade with manufacturers who practice substandard working conditions, we will introduce you, whenever we can, to the people who design and manufacture, many times by hand, the products we offer for sale. Our aim is to humanize the business of buying and selling. That way, we can all breathe easier.
FASHION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
The fashion industry produces 10 % of the world’s carbon emissions. 85% of the textiles produced end up in landfills. The washing of some fabrics sends billions of bits of plastic into the world’s oceans. You don’t think that the clothes you wear can make a long term impact? Think again. At Free to Breathe, we have.
Using natural fibers-cotton, linen, wool, flax, silk, bamboo-reduces the amount of plastics shed into water sources. Supporting sustainable brands, that is, those that employ clean energy practices and source eco-conscious materials, removes some of the hidden environmental costs from fashion purchases. Upcycling and recycling fabrics that would otherwise end up in a trash dump into new garments produces fashion that is not only useful, but beautiful. At Free to Breathe, we don’t only want to bring you smart fashion, we want to help clean up our world.
CLOTHES THAT LOVE YOU BACK
Finding something to wear. For the young and slim, there are lots of choices. For the rest of us, not so much. Vanity sizing that labels with smaller numbers but the same proportions doesn’t help. Neither do straight, clingy dresses or jeans with such a low rise that you’re constantly pulling them up. It doesn’t have to be like this. After all, clothes aren’t made just to cover you up. They are supposed to make you feel beautiful.
At Free to Breathe, we get it. Our clothes are made for real women who want to wear something they can live with, comfortable and flattering, well made and in styles that last. You won’t find passing trends here, just styles for women who want to look and feel good, who want clothes that reflect comfort and confidence. These are clothes for those of us who are tired of trying to fit into someone else’s idea of beautiful and who want to be free. Free to Breathe.