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Ethical and Sustainable Alternatives to ModCloth

Is ModCloth ethical? In the years since this post was originally published, ModCloth has changed owners several times. In 2017, they were sold to WalMart. Then, to a company called Go Global Retail. As of 2021, they are owned by a tech company called Nogin. When they were a WalMart subsidiary, it seemed that there …

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Ethical Alternatives to Madewell: 15 Better Brands

Ethical Brands That Are Better Than Madewell While Madewell has made vast improvements to their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) document and their supply chain, the majority of their products do not strictly adhere to ethical or sustainable standards. One exception is their collection of fair trade certified denim. I’ve compiled this list to help you …

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Alternatives to Babaa Sweaters (That are Still Sustainable)

Alternatives to Babaa Sweaters I have not personally tried a Babaa sweater, so I can’t verify if the quality warrants the amount of influencer buzz surrounding this sweater brand. I do know that the vast majority of good reviews seem to be from people who have received one of Babaa’s nearly $300 sweaters for free …

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Sustainable School Supplies: 12 Places to Find Eco-Friendly Products

Sustainable School Supplies In all my years of blogging, I have not managed to write a post on sustainable school supplies. Part of the reason is that I tend to focus on fashion. But it’s also the case that school supplies can seem like the sorts of everyday essentials that must be purchased whether an …

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ABLE Cheers to You Sale Picks

ABLE Cheers to You Sale ABLE is one of my very favorite ethical and sustainable brands. Through today, they’re offering an additional 30% off sale items in their Cheers to You Sale. To get the extra discount, use code, CHEERS. I like ABLE because their items are: Well-constructed Made of high quality, natural materials Fashion-forward, …

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Sustainable Kids’ Clothes: How and Where to Shop

My life is more and more kid-adjacent these days. I have a new niece and most of my friends have young children now. But without kids of my own, I don’t always pay a lot of attention to what’s happening in the kids’ product market. That’s why I haven’t written a dedicated post on sustainable …

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Ethical Alternatives to J Crew: 13 Better Brands

Is J Crew ethical? J. Crew has long been a staple for people who work in offices, schools, and other settings that enforce a slightly more composed dress code. The brand projects a sophistication and attention-to-detail that could fool anyone into thinking their clothes are thoughtfully made. But the reality is they’re not as buttoned-up …

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Ethical Alternatives to Urban Outfitters

Post contains affiliate links Is Urban Outfitters ethical? While Urban Outfitters has a vintage and secondhand feel, a majority of their in-house brands were produced in unregulated factories, with sweatshop violations even within the US. They’ve also been accused of copying the designs of independent artists (there are so many articles relevant to this problem …

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Ethical and Sustainable Memorial Day Sales (2021 Update)

A handful of ethical and sustainable brands are doing Memorial Day Sales this year. Seasonal sales are a good opportunity to get some high quality goods at a more attainable price. I always recommend Nisolo and ABLE in particular, as they have excellent ethics, a transparent wage structure, and beautiful items. But there are lots …

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