Day 12: Exploring Slow Fashion - tonlé

Outfit Look Day 12

I spilled coffee on myself today during a meeting. Blah. It mostly hit my left side and splashed on the cuff of my jean jacket, skinny jeans, and splattered on the end of my dress. 

They all went into the wash. 

I spiced up my jean jacket with a colorful enamel pin of Frida Kahlo that I bought from our local stationary store. 

It makes me happy. 



Today I want to highlight another slow fashion clothing designer and manufacturer called tonlé. About two years ago, I went to a local event that was featuring up and coming companies and individuals who intersected entrepreneurship with sustainability, culture, tech, and design. One of the entrepreneurs showcased that evening really caught my eye - a designer and manufacturer of zero-waste clothing! Meet Rachel Faller, and her company tonlé. 

tonlé uses scrap fabric from mass clothing manufacturers to produce handmade clothing and accessories. If you ever wanted to know exactly who makes your clothing, then this is the designer that truly lets you know, for each item is signed by their Cambodian makers.

"Our family of employees is made up of individuals with spirit, drive and dreams. Together, we’ve built a supportive environment where everyone expresses themselves freely, learns new skills, and gains confidence in what they do."

This is a MUST watch video on how tonle stands out from the fast fashion industry! Get a deeper look into the why's and how's behind this brand.