Shop with Purpose

Over the past couple of years, I have really become more and more aware of the tragedy that is fashion in the world and what a negative impact it has on both the environment and on the people that create it.  I have really tried to seek out socially conscious, ethical brands that are taking a stand and are trying to change the fashion industry as a whole.  Does that mean that I only shop with socially conscious brands? No, I don’t, but I am trying to do better by doing my research and buying better.   Sometimes that means that I have to spend more than I like to, but it makes me proud knowing that I am shopping with a purpose. Whether that is through fair trade, through brands that think about the environmental footprint their products leave, or even brands that give back, I want to do better. Below are some of my favorite ethical/sustainable fashion brands.  I encourage you to think about what you are buying and do your research about brands to see which ones are making a real difference.    

SAVE LANDS

Save Lands is a socially conscious brand that plants 12 trees for every item they sell to help fight pollution and preserve the environment.   

Better World Long Sleeve Tee/Let It Be Hoodie/Bee Happy Cotton Candy Tie Dye Hoodie

REFORMATION

Reformation’s design mission is to make effortless silhouettes that celebrate the feminine figure by sourcing the beautiful, sustainable fabrics to bring those designs to life quickly. 

Marla Zip Sweatshirt/High & Skinny Jean

EVERLANE

The Organic Cotton Crewneck Sweater/The Organic Cotton Long-Sleeve Crew/The Texture Cotton Cardigan/The Modern Breton Tee/The Forever Sneaker

PASSION LILIE

Passion Lilie is a fair trade and eco-friendly apparel brand with a mission to empower artisans in India by creating dignified employment opportunities. They are also committed to using eco-friendly materials throughout the supply chain and preserving the artistic and cultural talents of their artisans.

Navy Stars Midi Skirt/Odin Midi Skirt

THE MUSTARD SEED MARKETPLACE

The Mustard Seed Marketplace is a new store that I found and love.  They believe that your purchases can make an impact on the world. They are committed to fight against human trafficking, keep families together, and help artisans around the world to thrive. 

Empire Dress-Navy/Long Sleeve Tee-Cayenne/Open Cardi-Riverside/World Changer Tee/Peplum Top-Checkmate

ABLE

Able is an ethical fashion brand that is challenging the culture of the fashion industry by creating transformative opportunities for women to rise up out of poverty. They invest in and educate women so they can earn a sustainable income.  

Renuka Puff Sleeve Tee/Srishti Knot Front Dress/Sangeeta Mock Neck Dress/The Aracelly Skinny Jean

Next time you go to purchase something, think about who made it and under what conditions it was made. Think about the impact you are making on the Earth and on the humans who are working to create the things you wear. Can you proudly stand behind it? Choose to shop with a purpose!

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Friday Favorites: CAUSEBOX Spring 2020

My new subscription box came yesterday, and I was so excited to open it.  I have been stalking my front porch for days in anticipation of my box arriving.  Of course, shipping was a little slower than normal due to COVID-19. This is the second CAUSEBOX that I have received.  For those of you that don’t know, CAUSEBOX is a quarterly subscription box that is different than the ones you normally see all over social media. Everything that comes in a CAUSEBOX is a socially conscious brand and/or fair trade. They support artisan groups in other countries and support a number of charitable causes.  I am in love with this company and all that they are doing.  

My second CAUSEBOX did not disappoint! I absolutely loved everything that came in my first box, and I am so excited about all the things in my new box. I did have some options for customization of my box, which I really like. Check out all the things I got this time. 

Fosterie Layered Gem Necklace-designed exclusively for CAUSEBOX and ethically handmade in Columbia

Bentgo Stackable Bento Box-a to-go container with two compartments and built-in utensils that offers a sustainable replacement to single-use plastic and donates to Feed the Children

Artisan Direct Sustainable Grocery Starter Kit-set of 5 mesh and muslin bags to replace single use produce and grain bags; made by artisans in Jaipur, India 

Earth Harbor Reparative Eye Cream-a smoothing and firming, all-natural, iridescent eye-cream made of seaweed collagen, blue tansy, and plant oils to help restore the skin around the eyes

Cardea Auset CALM Mood Mist-an all-natural, aromatherapeutic mood mist that can be used to help with focus and sleep or simply as a body spray

Jenni Earle Wild + Free Bandana-a beautiful bandana designed to serve as a talisman for courage and adventure; ethically made by artisans in Jaipur, India

Pixie Mood Zoe Crossbody in Honey-an everyday crossbody with detachable and adjustable strap made from vegan leather, with the inside made from recycled plastic

I could not be more pleased with my decision to join CAUSEBOX.  I truly love what they stand for and the quality of the products I have received so far.  I am totally in love with the crossbody from this box and cannot wait to use it.  If you have been thinking about joining a subscription box, I highly recommend CAUSEBOX. You can be assured that your purchase will be making a difference in the world, and you are getting quality products that are ethically and sustainably made. To get $10 off a new subscription, click here

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