In January 2024, we launched our first virtual event called Threads of Change, a monthly Instagram live session hosted by Jackalo founder Marianna Sachse. We discussed de-cluttering, mending, and effective kids’ clothing management strategies. Some highlights: don't boil the ocean, start with specific products, organize your own clothing swap, get your kids involved, and of course: Jackalo takes back used Jackalo clothes for repair and resale.
We love to hear the stories about the people who make up the Jackalo community. That's why we feature parents and caregivers. Our inaugural feature is Shama, parent, environmentalist, consultant, and creator of a toy-exchange in her Brooklyn community.
We are lucky to have circularity expertCynthia Poweron the Jackalo board. With15 years of experience in the circular fashion space, she helps build and operationalize resale and reuse programs. For Jackalo, that means helping to build our TradeUP program which takes back used Jackalo clothes and repairs and resells them. She does a deep dive into Jackalo's circular clothing strategy with Jackalo founder Marianna Sachse. Breaking down Jackalo's comprehensive approach to circularity.
In a world swayed by fleeting trends and rampant consumerism, the clothing industry stands as a major contributor to the climate crisis. Children's winter wear, with its high turnover rates, seasonal constraints, and often environmentally harmful materials, exacerbates the negative impact. In this post, we unveil the ugly truth behind kids' winter clothing, explore sustainable alternatives aligned with a zero-waste lifestyle, and shed light on the crucial role of maintaining and caring for winter garments in reducing environmental waste.
Discover the perfect holiday gifts while supporting women-owned businesses with this curated holiday gift guide featuring 10 small brands. From unique handcrafted items to innovative products, each selection not only brings joy to your loved ones but also empowers women entrepreneurs. Celebrate the spirit of giving by choosing gifts that make a positive impact and showcase the talent and creativity of women in the business world.
Family meal planning is a painstaking process. If I do it regularly, I lose my mojo and get bored with the repetition. If I don't, food goes to waste, we get too much takeout, and maybe we have one creative meal (if one of us has energy!) Enter ChatGPT. Here's how I'm using it to reduce food waste, save money, and feed my family healthy meals.
As a parent, you want the best for your child, including their clothing. You want pieces that are stylish, comfortable, and durable. While fast fashion brands like Shein may seem appealing due to their low prices and trendy styles, there are several reasons to reconsider shopping there for kids' clothing. Here are seven reasons why you might want to think twice.
Who actually makes our clothing? Take a look inside our production partner, a GOTS-certified and Guaranteed Fair Trade non-profit garment and textile production company that empowers its women workers.
I am so excited for our newest collection, Beetle Mania! In anticipation of these super cute crawly clothes, I thought you might like to meet the talented artist who designed these adorable bugs for us: Designer and IllustratorBecca Rand.
It's time to gear up for a new school year, and that means one thing -- back-to-school shopping! While supplies and backpacks are essentials, let's not forget about the excitement of picking out the perfect back-to-school clothes for kids.