19 August 2015
'Staff Pick' on Kickstarter: ethical fashion 'Tripty Project' in Bangladesh
Yesterday, the California/Bangladesh-based slow fashion brand 'Tripty Project' published the news of being selected as 'Staff Pick' by the team of Kickstarter where Tripty started its funding campaign on 10 August. On the same day of the start of the Kickstarter campaign, the project was introduced by one of the Tripty founders on the website of the partnering community 'Fashion Revolution' which dedicates its efforts into new values in fashion concerning the protection of the environment and especially into initiatives against human exploitation.
After some days, more than 50% of the goal (currently 12,800 $ of 22,000 $; amount fast checked today) of the ethically/sustainability driven Tripty Project are already funded via Kickstarter. The California/Bangladesh slow fashion brand works with small communities, families for the production of a range of jackets, bags and quilts which are partly made of upcycled Saris - bought from the women who are sewing the pieces, and textiles woven from environmental friendly raw materials such as pineapple leaves which are normally waste but now bought from farmers for items like backpacks. According to a recent Tripty Project Facebook post (embed on this page), the backpacks are the most popular articles on Kickstarter. They are available in various naturally dyed colors and pattern combinations. Additionally to the presented models, the Tripty Backpack can be customized.