Hi, I’m Efua Mensah-Brown, and I’m the founder of Thread Life.
I graduated from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business after spending several years as a management consultant. My corporate job, which took me all over the country, didn’t stop me from indulging in fashion! I loved fashion (and still do).
Five years ago, I knew nothing about the negative impact the fashion industry had on people and the planet. But as soon as I learned, as opposed to changing behavior, I became overwhelmed and did nothing. Where to even start?
Thankfully, I got over that relatively quickly and started to research and learn more about better or ‘sustainable’ brands. One thing I knew is that if I thought putting my fashion money to better use was a feat, you would too. So I decided to create something where you wouldn’t have to worry about that.
I created Thread Life with the belief we all wear clothes and probably will for the foreseeable future (In addition to being cheesy, I’m also a genius 🙂 ). That being the case (the need for clothes bit), it only makes sense that if we are to see change, then the funds we use to buy our clothes, no matter how small, would do much good by going to brands doing things to benefit rather than hurt people and the planet.
Who are these brands? There are a growing number of them. But don’t worry about that right now. As you make your requests, we’ll introduce you to them. Let us know what you’re interested in buying, and we’ll match you with a better alternative. You even get to sit back and use your time on things you’d rather be doing than shopping for clothes.
Let us do the work so you don’t have to.