Common Threads

Common Threads

Common threads helps orphans in Africa to help themselves through their schooling. The children design a picture, it gets printed onto a shirt, you buy it, then it feeds an orphan for 1 month… plus each orphan artist (in addition to being fed) receives a school uniform, clothes, and school supplies for the year…Brilliant!

Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at

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