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Ethical Fashion, Q&A -

As we get closer to November, most retailers are gearing up for one of the biggest shopping events of the year - Black Friday/Cyber Monday. This is an opportunity for shoppers to buy certain pricy items that have been sitting on their wishlists, and also for retailers to clear slow-moving stock. Well, I'm sorry to inform you that TJULA Design won't be having a BFCM sale. TJULA is an endeavor created out of the desire to empower women with underprivileged backgrounds and promote ethical production of the clothes we wear. One of the top reasons why many workers in the...

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Empower Women, Ethical Fashion, Q&A, Social Impact Business -

During our recent pop-up events, I had the opportunity of speaking face-to-face with guests on what TJULA Design is about. Oftentimes when explaining that TJULA works with women from underprivileged villages trained by a social enterprise, the response received was “Oh, so you’re trying to help them”. The truth is, the word “help” never crossed my mind. In an ideal world, I envision treating workers fairly, empowering underprivileged individuals to realize their potentials and doing business in an ethical way. These are just some of the natural ways of living. Unfortunately, the economic system in today’s world is mainly driven...

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Ok, I know the internet is overflowing with lists like “50 Places to Visit Before You Die.” With the increasing accessibility of global destinations, many of us are able to check off more places on popular lists. However, I find making my own lists more motivating and inspiring. It helps me focus on forming plans to make these personal goals happen. This short list might change over time and is not in order of priority. Rwanda: Frankly, there are more than a few places in Africa I’d like to visit. Rwanda jumps out because I’ve been sponsoring a girl in...

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Summer is almost in full force and it’s one of the best times to travel. Do you have any destinations in mind this year? Wherever you go, don’t forget to take care of yourself in order to enjoy your trips. Whether it’s hot and humid tropical areas, cold and dry high altitude mountain ranges, or long transits by plane, boat or bus, I’ve found these few things essential. They help me stay healthy and safe during my adventures. Stay hydrated: In my experience, water is one of the things that can improve my well being instantly. It’s sometimes hard to...

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While working with a no-sweatshop sewing center to empower women, TJULA Design also intends for the products we put in the world to last for several years, if not longer. This not only applies to how the products were designed and sewn together, but also how they are cared for once worn. Here are four simple tips I follow to increase the lifespan of the clothes we make: Air them out after wear: I grew up in a humid and hot climate in which one could feel like taking five showers a day. So I totally understand the urge of...

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