Ethical Style with Emily: What I'm Wearing This Summer

Looking for some inspiration on how to channel your inner ethical fashionista this summer? Check out how I’ve styled some of my ethical clothing and accessories for this toasty time of year! As always I’m keeping my ethical style fun and fresh with patterns + bright colors!

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3 Zero Waste Clothing Brands for Eco-Conscious Consumers

On the hunt for zero waste clothing brands? They can be tricky to find! These are three zero waste clothing companies that I have tried and been pleased with their products! They are making the most of the resource they have and keeping materials out of landfills!

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5 Ethical Clothing Brands Celebrating Fair Fashion & Feminism

When you choose to purchase ethically made and fair trade clothing, you’re voting for feminism and the fair treatment of women. It is estimated that 80% of the garment industry is made up of women. Unfortunately there is a lot of abuse within traditional fast fashion garment factories and this abuse directly impacts women due to the large percentage of workers. Your purchase to support brands who use ethical and fair trade practices empowers women around the world.

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Our Top 10 Ethical Fashion Guides

When first starting out as a conscious consumer, it can be nice to have some easy go-to guides! Our Guide & List page has lots of great resources. This post highlights our most popular ethical fashion guides & round-ups making it easy for consumer to discover new ethical clothing brands and accessories! We have guides highlighting ethical clothing for men, size inclusive brands, affordable ethical brands, & more.

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Ethical Clothing in Emily's Closet: Fun Patterns & Colors for Summer

In response to all the love for 9 Ethical Clothing Brands Embracing Fun Prints & Bold Colors, I wanted to take the time to showcase some fun ethical clothing items in my closet. Often times ethical fashion can be associated with neutrals and minimalism, but I like to keep my closet full of fun patterns & unique items! Ethical fashion CAN be fun! Check out the video showcasing some items in my closet. Listed below are the items and brands shown in the video.

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20+ Budget Friendly Ethical Summer Sundresses

Stay cool and stylish this summer with ethically made & sustainable sundresses! These ethical dress brands are affordable and fun! All dresses in this guide are under $100, feature organic cotton dresses, sundresses made from recycled materials, and more!

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20+ Fair Trade Clothing Brands to Love

Fair trade clothing companies are fighting against fast fashion by offering their garment workers livable wages, respectable working conditions, and empowering the people through out their supply chain. Wear your values with these fair trade clothing brands changing the world! This list of fair trade clothing brands even has a pricing guide to accommodate various budgets. While not all of these brands are officially fair trade certified, they all use fair trade principles through out their supply chain. Clothing companies certified by a third party fair trade organization are specified below.

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ROUND + SQUARE: Ethical Clothing Supporting Equal Rights

ROUND + SQUARE’s ethical clothing supports equal rights, sustainability, and transparent supply chains. ROUND + SQUARE clothing is crafted using organic cotton and donates 10% of profits to Equality Now, a non-profit fighting for legal rights for women and girls around the world.

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12 Memorial Day Weekend Sales for Conscious Consumers

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! If you’re planning to shop the sales, please shop socially responsible brands! Sales like these are a great opportunity to kick start your conscious closet with more affordable ethical clothing, home goods, and accessories! Check out these ethical brands having sales and support their conscious values. I’ve listed discount codes and all.

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What's The Deal With Microplastics in Clothing?

Microplastics seem to be a topic of growing conversation in regards to clothing. So what are microplastics? Why are microplastics in our clothes? And how are microplastics harming the environment? Let’s discuss & see how we, as conscious consumers, can take action!

Basically microplastics are what they sound like…tiny pieces of plastic. Clothing made with synthetic fibers such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic have plastic in them. Microplastics are typically released when washing garments made from these synthetic fibers. A lot of our athleisure wear such as leggings are crafted using these synthetic fibers.

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100+ Socially Responsible Brands to Shop

Looking for socially responsible brands to shop? I’ve got you covered! There are so many brand making a positive impact through ethical craftsmanship, sustainable initiatives, and giving back! Taking part in a socially responsible lifestyle can be as easy as supporting socially responsible brands! Here are 100+ socially responsible brands to LOVE! This list has socially responsible clothing brands, accessories, home goods, wines, and more!

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5 Reasons I Still Won't Shop at H&M During Their Sustainability Push

Well if you haven’t heard by now H&M is moving towards sustainability. I’m not writing this to hate on H&M, but to simply explain why I prefer not to shop with them. I’ve procrastinated writing about H&M’s sustainability push for a few reasons.

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30 Brands That Give Back When You Shop

Love making an impact with your purchase? Check out this list of brands that give back featuring over 30+ socially responsible brands giving back to different causes.

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The Basics of Repairing Clothes: 3 YouTube Tutorials

We all know the feeling of getting a hole in our favorite t-shirt…or a button popping off our pants! Unfortunately, so many people throw their clothing away when garments begin to show wear. But you can mend your clothes instead of sending them to the landfill. Check out these helpful tutorials on mending clothes! Save your wardrobe and save the planet by mending what you have!

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It's World Fair Trade Day! Why is Today Important?

Everyday should be a day to celebrate fair trade! Today is World Fair Trade Day a day of heightened awareness and education surrounding fair trade. So I’m going to chat fair trade for a bit and answer some common questions!

To quote the source directly, “World Fair Trade Day is an initiative of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) that takes place on the second Saturday of May each year. It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to sustainable development, especially the economic empowerment of small producers, gender equality in workplaces and responsible production practices.” -WFTO

What does fair trade mean?

To put it simply, fair trades values people, economic empowerment, and the environment.

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9 Ethical Clothing Brands Embracing Fun Prints & Bold Colors

Sometimes there are misconceptions that ethical clothing has to be minimalistic and all about the neutrals. I personally LOVE fun prints and bold colors. They keep my closet exciting! Here are some ethical clothing brands that I love because of their bold style and eye-catching looks that keep ethical fashion exciting and different! Keep your closet conscious & exciting with these fabulous ethical clothing brands!

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MOM&I by EK: Slow Fashion Statement Necklaces Sharing Stories

MOM&I by EK creates detailed statement necklaces that empower women in Turkey. The limited edition necklaces are crafted with love and serve as a great conversation starter. Through MOM&I by EK’s beaded crochet necklaces, this brand is encouraging consumers to invest in high quality, slow fashion accessories that can be worn for many years.

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5028: Small Batch Artisan Shoes Crafted with Upcycled Materials

5028 is a small-batch artisan shoe company focused on the art of crafting shoes through ethical practices and upcycled materials. Their limited edition shoes are crafted with deadstock materials making their shoes extra special due to only producing up to 250 pairs of a particular style/color. 5028 furthers their social impact by donating $5 from each pair sold to mental health support groups.

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What is Fashion Revolution Week & Rana Plaza?

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 needs to be celebrated. This week we are asking #whomademyclothes, demanding transparency from brands, and remembering the victims of Rana Plaza.

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