“Every single day we do two things, we get dressed and we eat.” – Livia Firth
Each morning you get dressed for work, why not make it an ethical and conscious choice? We’ve complied a list of our current 5 favorite ethical brands you should be shopping with.
For over 20 years People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade artisans and farmers in developing countries to produce ethical and eco-conscious fashion collections. What I love about People Tree is not only their dedication to ethically derived collections, I sincerely adore their clothes! Each piece is simple, yet unique. They thrive on the simplicity in design so you can get more wears out of something, but they also included trendy and practical prints to work into your wardrobe.
This brand started in the mid 1990s as a simple t-shirt line. Skunkfunk is a very transparent brand, they have an entire section dedicated to showing their sustainability commitments and a report on their carbon footprint. This brand does a great job of bringing you trendy pieces while staying committed to sustainability and value in the supply chain.
One of the coolest concepts I have seen for fashion! This specialty denim brand thrives on recycling and upcycling. Worn out jeans are shredded, cut into pieces, and blended with virgin cotton. Returned jeans are upcycled and sold as unique vintage pairs and named after the former user…how cool is that!? This brand actually wants to return the jeans once you’re done wearing them so they can make a new pair! You can also lease a jeans and become a member of the MUD community.
This lifestyle online retailer sells ethical, sustainable women’s clothing, men’s clothing, beauty + grooming, home, and jewelry. Talk about a win-win situation. Zady has created what’s known as The New Standard. Zady understands the systematic failure of low-quality, fast-fashion goods and how this industry hides the outrageously high environmental and social costs of its production. The New Standard is about reworking the current business model to reflect one with a higher standard for overall global health.
It is so difficult to find relaxed, chic styles. It sounds so easy to find, but when it comes down to it…its dang right, hard! Luckily, my research has prevailed the ultimate company that just speaks to my style. Everlane is known for its drapey tees and effortless-Vogue style. They have an awesome range of prices to meet every consumer. They even have a travel section that I may just need to order from for my upcoming trip to Florida for my birthday (stay tuned for that post)! What they call their, “Radical Transparency” is what makes this brand ethical. Everlane reveals their true costs, including their mark-up (it can’t get more transparent than that!). The team works diligently to ensure their products come from the best factories and they building a trusting relationship with their vendor.
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