About our packaging

About our packaging

This holiday season, we're offering free gift wrapping for our customers. Normally, we try to offer the most minimal packaging possible. The gift wrapping that we're offering is a light, mindful touch to remind you and your loved ones that we appreciate you! But we wanted to let you know a little about how we've gone about selecting our packaging and why we do it this way. 
November 28, 2018 by Rachel Faller
This Thanksgiving week, we have an ambitious giving goal.

This Thanksgiving week, we have an ambitious giving goal.

This Thanksgiving week, we were going to offer a sale exclusively to our friends and family on our mailing list, we were going to write about how we don’t make a huge profit on our items and how a larger percentage of the sale price goes back to the artisans who worked on the products, and we were going to talk about gratitude and how lucky we are to be surrounded by such an amazing group of champions and supporters and how you make our important work at tonlé possible. All of these things are still true. But then, half of California was on fire.

November 20, 2018 by Rachel Faller
Featured Retailer: Amara

Featured Retailer: Amara

Featured Retailer: Amara. "Everything has a story - The story of who made it, their culture, talents, struggles and traditions. By telling the stories of global makers, we contribute to a culture of transparency, connection, equality and understanding. And we could all use more of that."

November 14, 2018 by Paige Glovinsky
Featured Retailer: daiseye

Featured Retailer: daiseye

daiseye is an eclectic marketplace offering fair trade & earth-friendly products, clothing, accessories and gifts to enhance you and your living space.  Owners, Matt and Jessica Greget are focused on offering unique products to customers while educating shoppers about the importance of global responsibility. 
November 08, 2018 by Paige Glovinsky
What celebrating Labor Day means to us

What celebrating Labor Day means to us

As North Americans look forward to a long weekend of shopping and barbecuing – many forget the reason this holiday was founded. At tonlé – we support and uphold the principals of labor day both for American workers and those abroad as well.
August 30, 2018 by Rachel Faller
How trash becomes treasure: The origins of tonlé's zero waste garments

How trash becomes treasure: The origins of tonlé's zero waste garments

To tell the story of where tonlé's remnant fabrics come from, we wanted to do an editorial photoshoot showcasing the beauty of tonlé products against the backdrop of the fashion industry waste from which they originate. Many people see this completely usable fabric as trash, but we see things differently.
June 18, 2018 by Rachel Faller
4 ways to make your closet more earth friendly

4 ways to make your closet more earth friendly

There are important steps that each individual can take to set a standard for how the fashion industry should operate, and make a difference on our collective carbon footprint. So, in honor of earth day – here are 4 big ways that you can set the sustainability bar a little higher in your closet.
April 22, 2018 by Rachel Faller
How to care for your indigo dyed garments

How to care for your indigo dyed garments

You might have noticed that we've been a little obsessed with natural indigo this season at tonlé. Historically, people around the world have turned to indigo as one of the only natural sources of this coveted color. 
April 05, 2018 by Rachel Faller
We're hiring a technical designer!

We're hiring a technical designer!

tonlé is hiring a technical designer to join our team in Cambodia! Learn more about the role and what it entails here
January 16, 2018 by Rachel Faller
The Sunset

The Sunset

Last month we had the pleasure of collaborating on a shoot with the gorgeous and ever-so-kind Laura Madden, before she whisked off to Arizona. We chose to shoot in San Francisco's Sunset neighborhood, where sea meets city and and cheery colors abound. We see tonlé's signature style as a quirky union of beach clothes that you can wear to the office, and the Sunset as the neighborhood that boldly embodies that style. 
January 04, 2018 by Rachel Faller