Maven Women Professional, Ethical Dresses
Maven Women, founded by my friend Rebecca Ballard, is an ethical and sustainable clothing line intended to fill a gap in the ethical marketplace.
Focusing on women’s and femme professional wear, Maven Women offers a range of tops, skirts, and dresses made with GOTS certified materials.
Ballard started Maven Women out of her own context as a lawyer working on human rights and labor issues. She needed industry-appropriate workwear that was tailored to suit women’s bodies and was made with ethical labor.
Product development and production takes place at Lefty Production, an LA-based, women-owned factory that pays a living wage to their employees.
Sale on the Global Artisan Collection
Two of their styles from their Global Artisan collection have been deeply discounted. These already-reduced styles are now buy one, get one free, making them $50 each (down from $200 each).
The Global Artisan collection features a block-printed lining.
The Amira Dress
The ultimate wardrobe staple, the Amira transitions beautifully from season to season and is perfect for layering. This comfortable shift-style dress has a slight flare which flatters a woman’s natural figure.
The Sarah Dress
The Sarah is a classic, feminine garment beautifully tailored to enhance your frame. Its versatile design makes for a flattering look with or without a blazer or even a belt. This is sure to be your go to pick on a weekly basis.
Fit Notes: Go with the size that accommodates your largest measurement. The Amira and Sarah are made with non-stretch woven cotton, so a good fit is essential. I wear a Large in the Amira.
Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.