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Ethical and Environmental Fashion Certifications: A Guide

Ethical and Environmental Fashion Certifications While I don’t subscribe to a consumption practice that demands certifications from every brand I support, there is no question in my mind that ethical and environmental certifications are good for the garment and consumer goods industries. That’s because certifying agencies set a minimum standard for a particular ethos, such …

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Ethical Alternatives to J Crew: 12 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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How Ethical is Your Tech? Sustainable Tech Alternatives

How Ethical is Your Tech? While the fashion industry has made significant inroads when it comes to supply chain transparency, the same cannot be said about the tech industry. So, how ethical is your tech, really? I think that it can be easy to ignore the ethics of consumer technology because we see it as …

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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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A Week of Thoughtful Outfits: Early Summer Roundup

Thoughtful Summer Outfits Roundup Since I haven’t done an outfit post in what feels like forever, I decided to do a roundup of a week’s worth of outfits. As I talked about a couple weeks ago, I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed by clothing choices as a result of the aesthetic whiplash we’re experiencing right …

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Fair Trade Brands That Support High Risk Artisans

Fair Trade Brands That Support Artisans in India, Palestine, & More Sometimes it feels like fair trade is dead. I don’t mean that literally, as you’ll see from the recommendations in this post. But from a trend and keyword perspective, people are now much more likely to look for the term, sustainable, rather than ethical …

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Is Recycled Plastic Clothing Sustainable?

This post was originally published in August 2019 and was republished with updates in May 2021. This post contains affiliate links. Is Recycled Plastic Clothing Sustainable? The “sustainable” fashion world is having a moment with recycled textiles, namely those made of plastic. Bonus points if it’s “ocean plastic.” Especially this year, I’m seeing dozens of …

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Ethical Alternatives to H&M: 13 Better Brands

Is H&M Ethical? This post contains affiliate links H&M was one of the first mainstream fashion brands to release a “more sustainable” collection, which they term the H&M Conscious Collection. But is H&M really ethical? Initially creating quite a bit of buzz in the sustainable and ethical fashion realm when it launched in 2010, the …

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