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.
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.