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    Join the Fashion Revolution

    April 24, 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of one of the largest industrial disasters in human history. The collapse of the Rana Plaza complex in Bangladesh, where factory workers were crammed into structurally unsafe buildings to manufacture garments for some of the world’s biggest fashion brands, claimed 1138 lives and injured more than 2500 factory workers. The victims were mainly young women. It was the wake-up call that we shouldn’t have needed, but it became the long-overdue catalyst for a revolution. Fashion Revolution Week begins April 23 and has in the five years since its inception by UK fashion designers, Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro, become the largest fashion…

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    Our story – Part Two

    Kalai is a brand driven by the need for social and environmental change. One of our foundation stones was laid in Cuba in 2011 when we became startlingly aware of the global need to save our oceans from widespread pollution. You can read that blog – Our Story – Part One – here and watch the movie we made documenting our journey. The second foundation stone of Kalai is my mother’s legacy. She was tirelessly selfless in all aspects of her life, a woman determined to better the lives of others. My name is Krishna and together with my partner Blair and our son Kahali, we are Kalai. I was…

  • Our Story - Part One | An Ethical, Sustainable, Handmade Label | kalai
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    Our Story – Part One

    Our Story – Part one, We all have a story to tell, a starting point that inspired us to become what we are today, what we do today and what we teach our kids for their future. Ours is just like everyone else’s, but with just a little twist. It’s a story of a far away island. It’s a story of robbery, CIA espionage. It’s a story of a small family with a 15-month-old baby taking on a world superpower, a communist regime and winning for both surfing and ocean conservation. This story is the foundation for a big part of what Kalai stands for today. To break it down,…

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