This week I’ve been pulling out my spring and summer clothes. It’s always so fun to see pieces from the past with the fresh eyes of a new year, and it definitely helps to inspire fun new outfit combinations. As I’ve been assessing what I have currently, I’ve also been taking note of what I would like to add to my closet for the spring season. These items range from updates of old favorites to more trend led items, and I have to confess; as much as I love a streamlined wardrobe, shopping for a new season is pretty darn fun.
Often times when I’ve brought up the topic of ethical and sustainable fashion, friends respond by saying something to effect of “that’s nice, but there’s no way I could afford that.” That was my mindset when I first started to look into alternative brands as well, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the affordable, but still fair, options that are on the market today. I’ve been able to find many brands that are comparable in price or even less expensive than fast fashion brands, and while affordability is a relative term, I hope there will be something for everyone among the brands I share. Today I’d like to start with knit basics such as tees, leggings, and tanks.
Move over fast fashion, we’ve got better alternatives!
My intention in writing about fashion ethics is never to make you feel guilty somehow about where you shop or what you buy, but rather to provide you with amazing alternative resources to traditional brands in case you are interested in them! I’m new to this journey, and I want to share this part of my life here on my blog. In the spirit of this intention, today I’m sharing a list of things that look beautiful and amazing to me, and that also just so happen to be ethically produced or accessible. It’s a win-win, am I right?