How It All Started / In 2008, a conference speaker said that you do not have to choose between your passions. If you want to combine them, you should. If you want to work for a company that replants trees in the rainforest, but you also love chocolate, find a chocolate maker that supports the rainforest. A lightbulb went on. Crazily enough, this was the first time I had ever thought I could do all of the things that I really am excited about. I immediately began thinking about ways to support the environment, promote fair labor practices, and spend my days looking at (and wearing) beautiful clothes. Two years later, Future:Standard, was created!