Personally, I think it is so important to wear your values. Fashion makes a statement about who we are through our style choices. I want my statement to have a positive impact on the world and take into consideration the people and the planet! Learn about these amazing brands leading the fashion revolution!
Given recent trends such as minimalism, slow fashion, and an emphasis on shopping local, we're seeing that cheap isn't cool anymore. People want more than just a low price. People want quality. People want to support brands that are doing good. People want transparent supply chains. People want more than just an item...they want a story and a connection. And that IS cool. Caring is cool!
Liz Alig strives to create functional, fair-trade fashion for the modern woman. Liz Alig's purposeful fashion is crafted with a transparent supply chain, socially responsible materials, and positive impact for growing communities.
Basic tanks & tees are a great first step to transitioning your wardrobe to being socially responsible. Typically you can find pretty affordable tees that are ethically made and eco-friendly. Here are seven awesome brands that sell great tees at decent prices! Comfy tanks and tees that are perfect for summer time!
Heading to the beach this summer? Make sure you have all the essentials for a relaxing time! There are some awesome socially responsible brands who have a verity of summer goods perfect for your beach getaway!
Shopping ethically can be incredibly overwhelming and intimidating. Sometimes it can be tricky to know where to start and how to integrate ethical shopping into our fast paced life style. Chances are you're not going to transform your entire wardrobe into ethical fashion overnight. It's a process of being more conscious and reflecting before you buy.
Thankfully there are a few easy tech tools you can download on your phone to help get the process going. These tools make it super easy, whether you're in the mall or shopping online, to learn a bit more about where and how the clothes were made, along with the ethics behind the brand.
Stay cool & stylish this summer in an organic cotton sundress! Here are a few awesome brands that won't break the bank! And scroll all the way down to the bottom for an exclusive discount code, woohoo!
Faire.Shop is a unique one-stop shop of ethical goods, partnering with artisans from around the world and connecting consumers to a variety of ethically crafted goods.
Gearing up for your summer travels? Make sure you have luggage that will last! These three awesome brands are ethically crafting products essential for your summer travel. Check out how they empower others!
Terra Thread Lupa Tote is my personal favorite beach bag! This roomy bag can fit towels, snacks, and so much more. Terra Thread's Duffel Bag is great for weekend trips too!
Out with the old & in with the new! The fresh air tends to inspire us to clean. This may include the good ole closet clean out. If so, I wanted to pass a few tips on from my conscious closet to yours.
With another Fashion Revolution Week in the books, I just wanted to encourage everyone to educate themselves. A few weeks ago was the 5th anniversary of Rana Plaza. Basically, Rana Plaza was a garment factory that collapsed in 2013 killing over 1,000 workers in the Bangladesh factory. This factory made clothes for many popular fast fashion brands sold in the United States. And get this.... despite the tragedy, according to The True Cost, that was the fast fashion industry's most profitable year.
With over 25 years of experience, People Tree has been at the forefront of the ethical fashion movement. People Tree places an emphasis on the well being of the individuals involved in crafting their garments & values the planet through their transparent supply chain.
Another Fashion Revolution Week has come and gone, but just because the week long celebration is over, doesn't mean the fight against fast fashion is. Here are a few things you can do to continue raising awareness of fast fashion.
Terra Thread creates fair trade organic bags through partnerships in India, providing employment to many. Terra Thread strives to keep their products affordable to encourage all consumers to take part in conscious consumerism.
Today’s the 5th anniversary of Rana Plaza where over 1,000 lives were lost in a fast fashion garment factory. Please, please ask the tough questions like who made your clothes. Demand transparency. Value people.
This week is an incredibly important week! It's Fashion Revolution Week. Unfortunately, this is probably not something you'll see in the news or mainstream media here in the U.S., but it is a week that should be celebrated. Each year Fashion Revolution week takes place in order to remember the tragedy of Rana Plaza and raise awareness for the change we can create in the fashion industry. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse. Rana Plaza was a garment factory in Bangladesh that collapsed in 2013, killing over 1100 workers.
The Fabric Social works through collaborative partnerships in India & Myanmar turning unique fabrics into fashionable garments. By partnering and providing business for existing women run co-ops, The Fabric Social is able to help co-ops expand, offering safe working conditions and fair payment to more women in these communities.
While working and living in India, The Fabric Social co-founders, Fiona and Sharna were inspired by the beautiful fabrics they encountered. As they learned more about the labor intensive process to make the stunning fabrics, they wanted to support the dedicated women in this trade.
Dynamikos creates bold, thoughtfully designed eyewear and uses 20% of net profits to invest in humanitarian and environmental conservation efforts through their non-profit partnerships.
ShareHope is a people oriented activewear brand empowering garment workers in Haiti. Profits from their ethically made leggings are reinvested into educational and health focused social programs, furthering the growth of garment workers and creating bright futures for Haitian workers.
After living in Nashville for four years and running The Honest Consumer for two, I've learned about so many wonderful businesses that have a positive impact on this city and beyond. If you live in Nashville or are traveling to Nashville, I encourage you to check out some of these amazing places.
Founded in 2015, The Fair Trade Fashion Show is a nonprofit striving to educate consumers, shine a light on ethical fashion, and raise awareness of certain social issues. Fair Trade Fashion Shows are hosted in the Los Angeles area featuring a variety of fair trade brands, while raising money for anti-trafficking organizations.
Whether you're planning to celebrate Valentine's Day with your closest friends or with a special someone, you know you want to look your best. Check out these fabulous ethical looks that are perfect for the occasion.
Get your holiday glam on with Love Justly! Love Justly is making ethical fashion available at discounted rates allowing consumers to find their ideal ethical style without breaking the bank. Through this innovative business model Love Justly has created an online market place exposing consumers on a budget to socially responsible goods. If you missed the feature be sure to check it out here.
This holiday season give a gift that shares a story and empowers others. This year I've curated a selection of goods from The Honest Consumer community based on characteristics & personality type in order to make your holiday shopping more fun and interactive. Shop by personality characteristics that match your loved one in order to find the perfect gift! There are goods catering to a variety of price points and giving back to a range of causes.
My go-to earrings this fall are the Gold Vista Earrings from Purpose Jewelry's new Premier Collection. These beauties take on a unique shape and reflect the light just right in order to compliment any fall colors you are wearing. I love the light weight of these earrings and the sleek design.