About Shanley Knox

Shanley Knox Founder/owner of the Nakate Project, an initiative bringing third world female artisans to high fashion. I am passionate about all things that are truly sustainable, and truly making a positive difference in the world around us.

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Top 5 Ethical + Vegan Boots for Fall 2013

November 5th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

Cold weather is upon us, and you know what that means - boot season! Here are five of our favorite sustainable and ethical picks to keep your feet warm, stylish and guilt-free!

Rampant: Bringing Locally Sourced Menswear to your Doorstep

September 26th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

Jason Powers is exactly what you'd expect him to be. Funny, tattooed to the hilt, living in a beautiful apartment at the top of the Castro in San Francisco with a hyper boxer named Daisy and his boyfriend, James, who's running business development on a line of menswear Powers says he's been dreaming about for years

Celebrate Day of the Girl in San Francisco

September 18th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

Shop handmade accessories from across the globe to support the work of female artisans across the globe with keynote speaker Jamila Hashimi, who risked her life to run a secret school for women and girls in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Offset Warehouse: Your Resource for Sustainable Textiles and Eco-Fabrics

June 21st, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

When it comes to sourcing eco, fabrics are still being produced in relatively small quantities. Finding sustainable textiles can a huge amount of time and research. Offset Warehouse wants the whole world to buy ethically, so their company has set out to make it easy by doing all the sourcing for you!

FareFashion: BIG Green Week Launch Party!

June 13th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

Join FareShare South West and Bristol Fairtrade for a gala evening of eco-fashion, eco-food, music, recycling and sustainability to officially launch this years sold-out BIG Green Week Festival

Five Ethical Suppliers to Support in Bangladesh

June 6th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

In a country where garments made up £11.9 billion total exports of £15 billion in 2012, and women account for over 90% of the workforce in the garment sector, it is important to continue engaging in and encouraging ethical trading in Bangladesh. Here are five key suppliers to support

5 Must-Have Ethical Summer Dresses

May 30th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

Whether you're spending the day playing in the sun, or putting your heels on for a warm night out on the town, we've got you covered with our top five ethical fashion picks for summer.

An Inside Look at Kenya’s Fashion Industry

May 2nd, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

In 1992, Ann McCreath tired of the fashion industry in Barcelona. That year, she was asked to cancel an order of 20,000 dresses on any technical grounds, and not pay for them or the 10,000 which were in the stores and not selling. She found it unethical, resigned and left for Africa

Redress Raleigh on Eco-Fashion, and the Future of Sustainable Textiles

April 11th, 2013 | by Shanley Knox

This Spring, Redress Raleigh hosted their first ever Eco-Fashion & Textiles Conference. The purpose and goal of the event was to bring industry leaders together to talk about where the fashion and textile industry is currently and where its headed in the coming years. Mor Aframian, Director of Branding and Community Relations, gave FGS an inside perspective on the conference, and what they discovered in terms of upcoming trends and sustainable practices

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