Clothes play a vital role in our lives whether it protects us from the extreme heat and torrential down pour, builds self-image and confidence, or nurtures our inner creativity and expressions (let’s not forget the much needed therapy it can bring).
Many people tell me that they want to be conscious consumers but have no idea where to shop.
Well, here is a list Ethical Fashion Academy put together just for you compiled with our favorite eco-shops and designers of the year:
I’ve also picked some of my favorite items below!
From Study New York, this plaid jacket plays the part when it comes to utilitarian grunge (a popular trend this past Summer and Fall) yet also perform chic enough for a girl’s night out paired with your little black dress and classic pumps. The lines in this jacket perfectly intersect with its philosophy: connecting ethical sourced products with innovation and of course, giving back to the community. A jacket that would warm the hearts of Alexander McQueen fans all the way to Anna Wintour herself.
At AwaveAwake, the realm of whimsical fashion becomes reality. In a world where 1930s romance swirls with 1970s nonconformity, this silhouette marries elegance and cognizance—creating garments with the greatest degree of social responsibility. You can wear this beautiful neutral clay pot color for a slow fashion wardrobe year round by mixing and matching the two pieces. The top would go perfectly with my favorite leggings for a casual night out in the Fall. The skirt would bloom beautifully with my favorite tank and oversized hat during Spring (I’m a sucker for two pieces). Check out their yellow goddess dress and black lace romper, too!
For basics, you can find refuge at STATE, your safe choice for panties and bras. A company that stands by a “farm-to-hanger” ethos, the designs are as simple and charming as they come. The bralette and undies set is made of organic cotton and comes in two colors: black and tan. If you’re like me and have difficulty finding comfortable intimates with an unfortunate tendency to have sensitive skin, this is a great alternative for you. All items are made delicately by hand and made of sustainable, recycled and reclaimed materials.
These shoes by BHAVA are exquisite. Skip the dilemma of trying to find comfortable, chic shoes to complete your outfit and slip into these 'Harper' loafers. The classic black and tan duo will match virtually anything. Going shopping? Throw on your boyfriend jeans, tee and green trench coat. Date night? Black jeans, blouse and your favorite faux leather jacket will keep you confident and comfortable all night. For me, I can't wait to wear these all summer with as many black and white ensembles as possible (tan black and white are my favorite combo). Best part? This all season shoe is lined with organic cotton and quality assured to last.
I hope you get to enjoy some of these amazing items and a Happy New Year from the Ethical Fashion Academy!
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