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Top 15 Ethical and Sustainable Brands for Fall

Top 15 Ethical and Sustainable Brands for Fall Ah, fall vibes. As cheugy as it may be, fall holds an enchanting combination of possibility and nostalgia. I can’t help but enjoy thinking about crunchy leaves and crisp air, even though it means winter is on the horizon. With that in mind, I wanted to share …

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Sustainable Office Clothes for Women: 17 Thoughtful Brands

Sustainable Office Clothes for Women Ah, office clothes. For some reason, the U.S. has decided that the key to looking “professional” is shrouding ourselves in polyester blends and calling it a day. The kind of work clothes we associate with the corporate world were historically made with natural fibers. Think materials like cotton, silk, and …

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Plus Size Sustainable Brands: 19 Size Inclusive Options

Plus Size Sustainable Brands Over the past several years, body positive and body neutral activists have rightly pointed out that ethical and sustainable fashion cannot be rightly called these things without better accessibility. Plus size sustainable brands are better able to live into the values of ethics in the fashion industry. Because they account for …

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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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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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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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Sustainable and Ethical Shorts: 12 Better Brands

Sustainable and Ethical Shorts It’s cut-off season. I don’t wear shorts to work, but having a couple sturdy and sporty pairs to wear on hikes, lazy weekends, and summer retreats makes the summer run smoother. We’ve been experiencing a heat wave in New Haven, so I’ve already had a chance to take my shorts for …

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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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