My fondest moment with Oiselle was when I was officially a member. Sally had flown out to Boulder to present me with my contract and to do a quick photoshoot so that when I was released from my former sponsor, we had images all ready to go. We were up in the foothills taking pictures and my husband called to say I had been officially released. Sally, Shanna Burnette, and I just hugged. We all started crying. I felt so free and excited about my future.
It’s estimated that 10-30% of fabrics created for the garment industry end up as waste. Even the best factories often struggle to get that number below 10%. And it’s a problem that has only increased as many apparel makers have been caught up in the world of more-is-more, fast fashion.