Alina Neacy's Profile
I've always been an activist for environmental and social causes (often they are the same thing) and so when I wanted to start a business, it had to be environmentally conscious.
I had learned about Maquiladoras: sweatshops in Latin America where poor people work in basic slavery conditions to make clothing, and I knew I didn’t want to support that.
So I came across a sewing machine and started making stuff, and found that I was pretty good at it! And the more I looked into it, the more shocked I became at just how much destruction takes place to make the clothes we wear every day.
Conventional cotton is the most destructive agricultural crop on the planet. It takes massive amounts of petroleum-derived fertilizers, pesticides and water to grow. It depletes the soil and only the fluffy white…
- Born on March 8
- Joined August 18, 2010