Ever since my No Shopping Challenge, my buying habits have changed. I have never been especially ‘trendy,’ but I enjoy knowing that the trends are. But that doesn’t always mix with wanting to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The constantly updating fashion industry and seasons is hard to keep up with and has quite an impact on our earth. So instead of a trend round up like I used to share, I wanted to round up my ethical style picks today. To me, each item feels like it will ‘live’ longer than one fast fashion cycle — all while being ethically made!Continue reading “My Ethical Style Picks for Spring 2020”
Have you been enjoying the sustainable style posts I’ve been sharing lately?? I hope so! Today, we’re going below the belt and talking underwear and lingerie! I know that this might come off as a weird topic, but underwear is a manufactured piece of clothing like everything else, so I thought it was worth a deep dive. Plus, have you ever stopped and really put thought into where your underwear comes from? I mean, it touches the most intimate parts of the body, so I’d like to know what goes into making it. During my last closet purge, I decided that from then on I would only purchase sustainable and ethical lingerie. Here are some great brands to inspire you to update your underwear drawer!Continue reading “8 Sustainable & Ethical Lingerie Brands to Know About”
Have you been enjoying my sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly shopping series so far?? If you’re new to the series, check out my previous posts about jewelry, denim, handbags, and shoes. I began this series because I was truly curious about what brands are out there that are fighting the good fight for the planet. Not gonna lie, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly apparel, shoes, and handbags (even underwear!) are becoming more and more accessible. I hope this series has helped to realize that as well. Today’s round up is all about eco-friendly activewear — and there are some GREAT options. I shouldn’t even be surprised at this point, to be honest, because there are some amazing brands out there.Continue reading “6 Eco-Friendly Activewear Brands To Shop Right Now”
If you’ve made the resolution to be more sustainable with your shopping habits in 2020, this is the post for you! Today I’m back with another post all about shopping sustainably, ethically and eco-friendly. This time it’s all about sustainable jewelry brands! I’ve already talked about shoes, handbags and which brands, in general, put a heavy focus on these things. Now that the holidays are behind us, I want to keep this conversation going because over the last few years, shopping this way has become really important to me. I want to be more aware and intentional about not only where I’m spending my money, but where I’m influencing YOU to spend your money.Continue reading “5 Sustainable Jewelry Brands + Tips for Buying Ethical Pieces”
There’s nothing quite like buying a new pair of jeans, putting them on for the first time, and having them fit like a glove. But have you ever stopped to ask yourself what had to happen for those jeans to be made and then shipped to your front door? Well, today I’m continuing on with my series of finding eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable fashion brands and the focus of this installment is — you guessed it — denim. Denim has a bad rap for using tons of water and energy to create a single pair, as well as being made by people who do not get paid a living wage. All of this plays a role in living an eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical lifestyle. So without further ado, here are some of my favorite ethically made denim brands!
Image source: Fawcett jeans from Reformation.Continue reading “6 Ethically Made Denim Brands You Need to Know About”
New shoes are one of my favorite things in this world. As a fashion blogger, I’m faced with the unique challenge of encouraging people to purchase new accessories, which gives me a lot of power to influence behavior away from mass consumption and fast fashion to ethical brands and investment pieces. Style isn’t the ability to buy, but the privilege of choosing what you want. We all have the power to lessen our impact on the environment with every dollar we spend. Buying from sustainable brands is one of the most important tools you have as a consumer.
When it comes to new shoes, it’s important to shop carefully. From sweatshop scandals to carbon pollution, many mainstream consumer brands aren’t exactly ethical. Luckily, there is a growing number of brands that create fashion-forward designs that are good for your soul and your soles.
Image source: EverlaneContinue reading “7 Ethical, Eco-Friendly, and Sustainable Shoe Brands”
Wanna know a fun fact about Joanna? She loves handbags. Early in our friendship, we bonded over her incredible emerald Gucci Dionysus bag. When she approached me to write about handbags, we immediately agreed that the focus should be on ethics and sustainability.
Ever since I watched The True Cost documentary about fast fashion, I’ve been obsessed about knowing whether the people that make our clothes and accessories have fair wages and environmentally safe working conditions. When I’m researching a new bag to buy, I want to make sure the brand thinks about their products and how they are created: ideally, I’d like a bag that’s stylish, and ethically made with as little waste as possible. I also think about cost-per-wear; I’m a big fan of investing in high-quality, ethically made pieces that I can keep forever instead of fast fashion.
The ethical fashion brands on this list make it easier to fill your closet with things that will make you look and feel good.