has been on the ethical fashion scene for several years and had a wildly popular (well, wildly popular in my mind, at least) dress made out of flour sacks, which they still produce
. This season’s line offers lots of versatile options in recycled cotton sourced from old t-shirts. Liz Alig sent me the Ada skirt
to review today.
Liz Alig products are designed in Indianapolis, Indiana (woot woot! I was born in nearby Anderson) with 100% recycled or organic fabrics and fair labor standards. They also incorporate traditional textile and weaving work done by artisans around the world. The Ada skirt was made in partnership with a fair trade organization in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Learn more about their mission here
Ethical Details: Top – thrifted; Skirt – c/o Liz Alig; Necklace: handmade via (of)matter on etsy; Sandals – Sseko Designs
The coolest thing about this skirt is that all of the fabric is sourced from old t-shirts, but that also means that you can’t select an exact color. I think I would have been happy with anything, but I can’t resist heather gray, so I’m happy with the one I received.
I like the zig zag hem and the foldover top. It’s a great skirt for weekend wear. I wore this outfit for a belated anniversary dinner at a new-ish Neapolitan pizza joint in town. I do want to mention, however, that though the skirt is advertised as a versatile dress/skirt combo, the seam edge is unfinished on the foldover portion that can be pulled up into a tube top, so it will be a bit obvious you’re wearing a multi-use item. Also, an important note on fit: there is no elastic in the waistband and I had to pull this one over my head since it wouldn’t go over my hips. This could pose a problem for people with different body proportions.
Stay tuned for another product review and a giveaway coming later this week!
RIP beautiful overgrown backyard bush. My landlady had it cut down last week. 🙁