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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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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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Sustainable and Ethical Basics for Everyday

Sustainable and Ethical Basics The terms ethical and artisan made are often synonymous with “novelty.” And that’s not a bad thing. It’s nice to own a one-of-a-kind embroidered dress, a bag made from leather off-cuts, and handwoven shoes. But unless you’ve really embraced your eclectic side, it’s not particularly practical to outfit yourself exclusively in patterned and patch-worked goods. …

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Sustainable Jeans for Curvy and Plus Sizes

Sustainable Jeans for Curvy and Plus Sizes Pear-proportioned people – often labeled “curvy” in today’s denim fits – have more than a 10″ difference between our waist and hip/butt measurements. It’s not about clothing size – you can be considered curvy whether you’re a size 4 or 34. Of course, even within today’s more accommodating …

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Sustainable Long Sleeve T-Shirts For Layering

Sustainable Long Sleeve T-Shirts If you’re anything like me, you have a regular rotation of long sleeve shirts to wear under sweaters during the fall and winter months. Long sleeve shirts are a helpful alternative to layering your short sleeve tees for a number of reasons: Added warmth if you live in a climate that …

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Ethical Alternatives to Old Navy: 15 Better Brands

Ethical Alternatives to Old Navy When I started to make the switch to more ethical clothing, I was under the impression that Old Navy and GAP products were made with high labor standards due to their Corporate Social Responsibility statement. But then I learned that these statements don’t guarantee enforcement. Thus, the need for ethical …

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Sweater Weather: Where to Buy Cozy, Slow Fashion Sweaters

Slow Fashion Sweaters: It’s Sweater Weather Here in southern New England, temperatures dipped into the 40s last night. My wardrobe is still packed with t-shirts and lightweight denim, but I woke up this morning determined to begin the great fall transition, unpacking sweaters and long sleeve shirts from under-bed storage in preparation for the cooling …

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