Anyone can be an ethical fashionista. Yes, it does take time and work. From my experience, it’s a journey – not an overnight success. To get started on your journey, follow my simplified plan.
It’s not always easy to see what’s wrong with the fashion industry during the excitement of holiday season. Sometimes the decorated stores, commercial jingles and online shopping sales make us forget to ask questions and to be conscious consumers. So here’s a brief look behind the curtain of the conventional fashion industry.
It’s always exciting to discover more ethical fashion brands that sell shoes. There are many ethical shoe brands internationally but I’ve been looking for brands that deliver to the United States. Here are my favorites that I had to share with you.
I don’t support the traditional Black Friday mayhem. However, I do support small shops, green [i.e. non-toxic & natural] beauty companies and ethical, sustainable companies that are having sales this cyber weekend. I would like to share their sales in the efforts of giving them more exposure to the traditional Black Friday shopper. Shop more consciously through these already amazing companies and get rewarded with a discount and/or free shipping. Perhaps these stores will become your favorites year round.
It’s been 6 months since I started to shop from ethical, sustainable fashion brands. I wanted to make a fun printable to celebrate being a ethical fashionista & encourage others to be more mindful of their purchases. Share the love.
Nothing says fall or winter like bringing out your cozy, warm socks. Sometimes we easily overlook buying the essentials like socks from fair trade or ethical brands. So I compiled a list of my favorite ethical brands (mostly American companies) that sell cool socks to help you make your season purchases a little easier.
It’s no secret that rules & policies have to be bent to give you, the consumer, those cheap prices you find at fashion retailers like Forever 21 and H&M. But what does that mean? Well it can be one or a combination of the following: Someone is not getting paid enough. Working conditions are below standard. Non-sustainable material is being used. Ownership of textiles or designs are not being credited. And the list goes on. Unfortunately, when you don’t grow up with a lot of money, as I did, this is not the first thought that comes to mind when making a purchase at the mall. Discovering ethical fashion has given me the language and perspective to analyze my experience with fashion.