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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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Ethical Alternatives to Free People: 12 Better Brands

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 feel easy while offering tons of visual interest. The boho/hippie style is typified …

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: Sustainable Brands

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: Sustainable Brands As far as conventional retailers are concerned, Nordstrom has a surprisingly large selection of ethical and sustainable brands. Whether you’re shopping a seasonal sale, like the Half-Yearly Sale, or throughout the year, there are a few ways to find ethical and sustainable options, which I’ve outlined below, Nordstrom has become …

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6 Sustainable Brands Like Elizabeth Suzann

Elizabeth Suzann Closes With the shuttering of ethical label, Elizabeth Suzann, earlier this year, the brand’s hundreds of thousands of devoted followers, customers, and fans may be yearning to fill the ES-shaped hole in their line-up of trusted companies. ES was, and is still, known for their commitment to pricing and wage transparency, quality fabrics, …

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