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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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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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It’s almost time for spring cleaning. Every few years I review my closet to make sure the items I have are still being worn and if there’s anything that needs to be retired. For years I’ve been shopping very little and trying to stick to the things I wear over the things I want. This helps to keep a relatively lean closet with few items to retire before they’ve worn out. Other times, it’s our life events that call for a wardrobe update and getting rid of irrelevant items. Spring cleaning of our wardrobes is not like cleaning a house...

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“How do you pronounce it?” might be your first question when you discover TJULA. We will not only tell you how to pronounce it, but also what it means.When we were brainstorming what to name this new venture, we wanted something that’s catchy and meaningful. Since this journey is about working towards liberty, unity and equality through lifting women up with fair opportunities, we wanted the name to speak to these ideas and female strengths. After searching through languages, dialects, legends and ancient myths, when we came across “Tula”, a variant of “Tallulah”, bells rang in our heads. We altered...

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Ethical Fashion, Q&A -

People have asked me, “Who are your competitors?” What competitors? At TJULA Design our dream is seeing the industry and marketplace transformed with ethical practices that treat workers fairly, are gentle on the planet, and enhance equality. We don’t see “competitors” but rather trailblazers whom we admire. Here are 5 of them: EVERLANEIt’s unusual to see a “FACTORIES” section on a retailer’s website. You can see where the factories are, their background information, and also photos from the production floor. That's Radical Transparency! FORTRESS OF INCAThere are good reasons why Fortress of Inca is our first choice for a free-giveaway...

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