What Ethical Brands Can Learn from Fast Fashion

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com What I Learned When I Went Back to Fast Fashion Discovering Ethical Fashion I've beat my story into the ground by now, but just in case you're entering it via this post, let me recap: I stopped buying the worst offenders of fast fashion (think Forever 21) in 2013…

Ethical Alternatives to Free People: 9 Better Brands

This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated in September 2020. Is Free People ethical? Though ideologically I'm probably more like a hippie than I realize, I've never fully embraced boho style. But I've always admired the cool girls and women who pull it off well. Layers, mixed prints, embroidery, and drapey silhouettes…

An Ethical Rule of 3 Slow Fashion Fall Capsule

An Ethical Rule of 3 Fall Capsule After introducing my Rule of 3 on Sunday, I wanted to actually see where it worked for my wardrobe, and where it didn't. Since I mentioned that a big part of ethical fashion is actually slow fashion, I decided I would create a loose capsule for fall. The…

My “Rule of 3” for Ethical Fashion: A New Rubric

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com Thinking Differently About Ethical Fashion If you read my 1,500 word post on Destroying the False Idol of Ethical fashion, in which I conclude: So I’m just going to be over here trying to radically reconsider what ethical fashion could mean moving forward, sitting in the silence for a…

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Is Thrift Shopping Sustainable or Ethical? Notes from an Industry Insider

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com Is Thrift Shopping Sustainable or Ethical? A few years ago, the ever thoughtful Kamea of the Green Dreamer Podcast interviewed me on the subject of how to thrift like a pro and support the second-hand economy to grow.  I love when people engage in conversation with me on this…

Ethical Alternatives to Everlane: 15 Better Brands

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Ethical Alternatives to Everlane My top picks for sustainable, ethical, and transparent brands that have similar vibes to Everlane. This post contains affiliate links. If you're curious why I've created this guide, scroll all the way down for more information on what's been going on at Everlane recently. Clothes 1…