Gucci Says No to Fur

PC: Gucci Joining the likes of Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfinger, and Armani, Gucci announced earlier this month that it will no longer use fur in any of its collections. This is a bold step for the luxury brand and an important one for the ethical fashion movement. When a brand of this caliber... Continue Reading →

A Halloween Story

Boo! Did I scare you? Probably not. But once you hear about the environmental and human impact of the typical Halloween costume, you’ll be horrified. According to the National Retail Federation, 179 million Americans will participate in Halloween activities this year. That said, consumers are expected to spend around $3.4 billion on costumes alone. And,... Continue Reading →

Reformation

PC: Reformation Its name explains itself. Reformation, a Los Angeles-based clothing brand, aims to reform the fashion industry to be more sustainable, ethical and positively impactful. They start by sourcing sustainable fabrics and vintage garments. More than half of their clothing is made from recycled materials and turned into fabrics like Tencel and Viscose. Another... Continue Reading →

FASHIONABLE: Local + Global

PC: FASHIONABLE “We believe that serious, long-term solutions to poverty lie in creating jobs, not in giving more away.” Nashville-based brand FASHIONABLE was founded on the idea of providing women with sustainable job opportunities and meaningful ways to earn a living after Rachel and Barret Ward took a trip to Ethiopia. By employing poor women... Continue Reading →

Everlane: Radical Transparency

PC: Everlane It’s time for brand highlight number two! Today I’m focusing on the always chic and always ethical Everlane. First, let’s take a look at their powerful mission statement: “At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with the best, ethical... Continue Reading →

BRANDED Collective

PC: BRANDED Collective | Susan Hudson We’ve talked a lot in this blog about clothing because the garment industry needs so much work to become more ethical and sustainable. However, making, buying, and supporting ethically made jewelry and accessories are just as important. Today marks the beginning of a series of brand highlights with a... Continue Reading →

The Leather Dilemma

PC: Issara Can an item made of leather ever be considered ethical fashion? In sum, it depends on how you define ethical fashion. As far as labor goes, leather can be made ethically if the workers are paid fairly and given a safe environment in which to work. However, if you look at where leather comes... Continue Reading →

Rent Your Style, Save the Planet

PC: Le Tote Wait…you can rent your wardrobe? It’s true. Not only has the Internet brought us the wonder that is online shopping, but also online renting (which in my opinion is so much better). Sites like Le Tote, Rent the Runway, Gwynnie Bee, Armoire, and many more now allow you to have an upscale,... Continue Reading →

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