As promised, I am excited to share with you some wonderful companies and lines of clothing that I’ve discovered on this journey of converting to an ethical wardrobe. If you’re curious why anyone would switch to ethically-made clothing Leah wrote a compelling piece a few weeks ago for Seasons + Salt. And if you’re just getting started on this journey, read my about my first three baby steps here.
Many of these brands are homegrown and most pieces are made in the U.S. This is not a sponsored post or a collaboration, just one girl sharing with some other girls about the cool and ethically made clothes she’s found. :)
>>>> 1. It’s no secret I am lusting after leather jackets. But where to find one that fits my personal criteria for ethically made had really stumped me until I saw this one from Reformation. Just enough moto, just enough classic. Made in L.A. from surplus leather.
>>>> 2. Window pane, window pane, how I adore thee. I can’t get enough of grid prints lately. This company is extra special to me because they make, cut and sew all of their clothing right here in Portland, Oregon! I have laid eyes and hands on some of their lovely pieces at a local shop, but none have come home with me… yet. This print also comes in a sweatshirt.
>>>> 3. This look is super chic, and I am willing to bet it feels like wearing pajamas. This should be considered cheating when getting dressed, easy, effortless, pajama-like. Jumpsuits feel ultra modern to me, and I love that this one is cut and sewn in Denver, Colorado! The piece also looks super amazing when worn as harem pants!
>>>> 4. I bought a swing dress last fall from Urban Outfitters, wore it a few times and promptly sold it. THIS is the dress I wish I would have bought, the grown up, chic-girl version. It’s long enough to be worn as a dress, or over jeans/leggings/culottes. Made from fair trade organic cotton in India. Read about Kowtow’s factory practices here. Also comes in stripes!
>>>> 5. Probably the most fashionably-risky piece here, but I absolutely LOVE these pants. Sadly they are sold out, but I love them so much I still wanted to share them. I love the high waist and loose fit. As written on the website, these could be worn in the garden, out hiking, or dressed up with heels and a silk top, earning the name Clyde Work Pant. Hopefully they will come back in stock! Handmade in Nashville, Tennessee.
I am still working on other aspects of my wardrobe, read: socks and underwear. No clue where to go about getting that stuff yet. Usually if I am stumped I turn to thrifting, but ahem, yeah, not in this area. Have you found any ethical brands you love? If so, please share the wealth!