In the FEST space, we come exciting innovations and ideas all the time. Some are alive and kicking right at this very moment – others won’t be mainstream for years. For futuristic fashion that’s both alive and kicking right now and part of a revolution…

Here’s a brand that won’t only make you look good with every purchase, but it’ll make you do some good with every purchase. Human Nature is a beauty brand from the Philippines with a true heart for the people and for the environment. When we…

You’ve heard their voices on the Spirit of 608 podcast in EP 116, where we went to the University of Virginia campus to find out what FEST customers of tomorrow are thinking today about what they buy, where they buy it, the brands that matter…

Project Entrepreneur is officially back with another opportunity for female entrepreneurs to enter its venture competition. Regular Spirit of 608 podcast listeners may recall in episode 32 that we featured a chat with the former director of Project Entrepreneur, Beth Jansen, who headed up the program when…

We’re sharing news and giving props inside the Spirit of 608 Facebook group. But why stop there? Here are a few recent media moments from our FEST friends to make your week instant bettah: Speaking of FEST, we’re frickin’ obsessed with Helpsy founder Rachel’s revival…

Here’s good news for those who covet the slow fashion ethos of pioneering eco brand Alabama Chanin but need a more accessible price point: this month marks the expansion of the brand’s machine-made line. As founder Natalie Chanin says on Spirit of 608 podcast (hear her…

Babies grow so quickly. So why can’t their clothes follow suit and stick with them through multiple sizes? It’s an idea that more than a few designers today are toying with. For new fall cuteness that’ll last for more than one growth stage, look no…

What does it really take to become a truly fair trade business? Plenty of organizations use the phrase “fair trade” to describe their products and suppliers, but becoming a recognized and trusted fair trade brand is more than ethical practices and a feel-good marketing angle….

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