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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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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. Initially creating quite a bit of buzz in the sustainable and ethical fashion realm when it launched in 2010, the line seemed to signify one …

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Sustainable Patterned Clothing for Spring

This post was sponsored by Passion Lilie and contains affiliate links. Sustainable Patterned Clothing Try as I might, I can never begin a spring patterns post without first quoting Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada: The quote is funny precisely because it gets at a universal truth: designers and consumers alike cannot resist festive …

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I Quit Thrift Shopping & My Closet is Better for It

I Quit Thrift Shopping Admittedly, this title is a bit click-baity. In 2020, I did quit thrift shopping, but not because I wanted to. It’s because Covid-19 made it considerably less safe to mosey about a secondhand store for hours. I did venture into my local Savers once this fall, but not being able to …

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Is Tradlands Ethical and Sustainable?

Is Tradlands ethical and sustainable? Several months ago, a reader reached out to ask what makes Tradlands ethical and sustainable. A favorite among Instagram influencers and ethical bloggers, Tradlands is known for tailored separates, luxurious cotton sweaters, and minimalist dresses and jumpsuits. I have featured them frequently in my Ethical Alternatives series because I find …

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Ethical and Sustainable Shoe Brands Worth the Investment

Ethical and Sustainable Shoe Brands Worth the Investment While I always try to prioritize ethical and sustainable business practices, this has proved especially useful when it comes to shoes. Before I started considering the ethics of what I consume, I was someone who would buy a half a dozen cheap shoes every season. They were …

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