Solidarity with Standing Rock, and small business as social change

Morph Knitwear has been both my professional life as well as my own personal passion project for the last four or so years, and, as such, it's been impossible to divorce my convictions from my business. As a one woman operation focusing on ethical, local clothing production there has always been an element of radical social change embedded in Morph Knitwear - and as the political climate has shifted over this last year I've found it more and more important to use this platform as one that does not shy away from addressing political, social, humanitarian, and environmental issues.

In November 2016 I committed to donating a percentage of each sale to the water protectors at Standing Rock. Native peoples in the US have been systematically oppressed and silenced for as long as the US has been an institution, and I feel passionately about adding my voice to those in support of the immensely powerful and important work being done by indigenous peoples in North Dakota (and across the US) to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thanks to you (my amazing, supportive, incredible community of customers) I was able to donate over $500 to both the legal fund and medical fund at Standing Rock.

For more information about the DAPL, the resistance movement against it, or to donate directly visit:

http://standwithstandingrock.net/

http://standingrock.org/

http://www.nodapl.life/

Angela ThorntonComment