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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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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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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Where to Buy Ethical, Sustainable, & Fair Trade Furniture?

As most of you know this guide to purchasing ethical furniture is long over due! I kept waiting until our apartment was “put together” but honestly moving is an expensive process and our place probably won’t be fully put together for a while because we’re spacing out our purchases and choosing responsibly. BUT we do have most of our furniture in! And hunting for ethical, sustainable, & fair trade furniture was tricky! But here are a few places I found! And if you’re interested in watching my apartment tour video to see the specific furniture we purchased click here.

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Ethically Made & Fair Trade Furniture

I wanted to take the time to research ethically made & fair trade furniture, so that we could invest in quality pieces that would last us and feel confident in making these large purchases knowing our furniture way ethically made. Shopping for fair trade furniture can be a big investment we took our time, took advantage of seasonal sales, and learned that some furniture brands have payment plans which allowed us pay through monthly payments. Here's what I discovered and some of the ethical furniture brands we purchased from.

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Ethical Clothing Brand Alternatives to Your Mall Favorites

Jumping into ethical fashion can be intimidating….where do you start? Here is an ethical fashion guide to help consumers transition their shopping habits based on the clothing brands they already know and love. I’ve provided some ethical clothing brands as alternatives that have similar styles to these well known brands.

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35 Ethical Jewelry & Accessory Brands

Ethical jewelry and accessories are a great starting point for joining the conscious consumerism movement. Check out these inspirational jewelry brands using their accessories to empower others and create social change.

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6 Easy, Affordable Fair Trade Pantry Swaps

If you’re looking for an easy way to incorporate fair trade into your lifestyle starting with pantry swaps and food items is an easy starting point! Consider swapping these items you purchase regularly for fair trade brands. Your simple swap will make a huge difference in the lives of farmers and the environment.

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Reminders & Reflections from the 2018 Fair Trade Fashion Show

Back in November I had the honor of attending the Fair Trade Fashion Show in Los Angeles. It took me about a month, but I’m finally sitting down and reflecting. The Fair Trade Fashion Show was a magical event. It was wonderful to see so many fashion activists, change-makers, and creatives in one place. f

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Looking Beyond Fair Trade Certified

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about Fair Trade Certified products. I buy certified products all the time. I think it’s great that there are third parties that can verify the ethics of a brand. And I believe they should be compensated for their time. I think their stamp of approval on products is helpful to consumers because it makes it easy for shoppers to identify products that are positively impacting the world.

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Acacia Creations: Connecting Consumers & Makers Through Fair Trade Jewelry

Acacia Creations creates sustainable employment opportunities in developing communities through empowerment and the creation of fair trade jewelry.

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My New Favorite Tony's Chocolonely Chocolate Bar

My friends at Tony's Chocoloney were so kind to send me some of their newly released flavors and a few of their traditional chocolate bars! Tony's Chocoloney crafts sweet, slave-free chocolate bars! Their chocolate bars come in a variety of unique flavors and can be found online or in certain stores. 

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Ethical Style Living Out of a Carry On for 3 Weeks: Clothes to Pack

Jake & I decided to pack lite for our trip because we didn't want to be hauling around massive suitcases through the train stations and airports. So this meant packing three weeks worth of clothes into one tiny suitcase. So what do you bring?

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Liz Alig: Fair Trade & Fashion Forward

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. 

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The Documentary You NEED To Watch

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.

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Slave Free & Sweet: Tony's Chocolonely

With Valentine's Day coming up chocolate sales are on the rise. Thankfully our friends at Tony's Chocolonely are giving the chocolate industry some much needed love. Child labor and human trafficking are major issues in the chocolate industry. It is estimated that in Ghana and the Ivory Coast 2.3 million children work on cocoa farms, 90% of which are under illegal conditions. 

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Fair Trade Fashion Show

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.

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