Ethically Styled for Summer in Everlane

Back in July I got to try out some ethically made summer clothes from Everlane. I’ve posted some of the styled outfits, but am just now getting around to actually reviewing the items. Everlane partners with ethical factories around the world to ensure their clothes are crafted to last. Through their ethical practices and emphasis on quality materials Everlane fights for radical transparency in the apparel industry.

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Sustainable Packaging Solutions with noissue

Noissue is leading the way with sustainable packaging solutions for small businesses. I’ve been using noissue compostable mailers to ship out t-shirts for Give a Damn Goods and I’m obsessed! Their compostable mailers are sturdy, durable, and have a positive impact on the planet. 

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Dear America, It's Time to Listen

The level of hate in our country is unacceptable. Absolutely disgraceful. We all have an extraordinary opportunity to learn from people who are different that us. There is power and knowledge in listening to the stories of others. People different than you….different political opinions, different colors of skin, different backgrounds, different social classes, different sexual orientations. There is a lot I will never fully understand, but over the years I’ve at least made an effort to try and learn from the experiences of people different than me by getting out of my bubble. I don’t claim to be an expert of these matters, but I’ve seen my views on the world (especially America) shift.

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The Power of Clothing & Confidence

As consumers we often think about how our favorite outfit makes us feel while wearing it….but what about on the other end of things? How did the people feel while making it? Did they feel safe in their work environment? Confident in their work? Were they treated with dignity and respect? Paid fairly?

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MYTH BUSTED: Do What You Love & You'll Never Work a Day in Your Life

We’ve all heard the saying….”do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Let’s break it down because this is a MYTH. I absolutely LOVE running The Honest Consumer & Give a Damn Goods. I have creative freedoms, get to manage my own schedule, partner with some cool brands, BUT there will always be things that I don’t want to do that have to get done. And this past week has tested me to the max…..

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3 Ethical, Sustainable, & Size Inclusive Swimsuit Brands

Ethical & sustainable swimwear can be a challenge to find…especially size inclusive swimwear brands! Check out these three ethical & sustainable swimwear brands, find a style to rock, and get in the water this summer!

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Find Your Freedom by Loving Yourself

A lot of times when I write about my struggles or embracing my flaws I get messages from people saying things like how they “admire my courage” or that I’m “wise beyond my years.” But I honestly can’t imagine living any other way….why be someone you’re not? My close friends will tell you….I’m a terrible liar…I laugh every time so I can’t even attempt to go down that path. I have transparent facial expressions, so I suck at hiding my emotions. I can’t stand fake people or small talk…let’s get to the meaningful conversations. Now, I’ll admit back in high school I definitely tried to fit in, but I got over that real quick. I found that I’d rather be who I truly am and surrounded by people who love the real me rather than constantly trying to act like someone I’m not. There is freedom in embracing your flaws, not fearing your struggles, and loving your true self. I’m lucky to have found that freedom early on in life.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Ethical & Sustainable Clothing Brands to Look For

If you plan to take part in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale try searching for these ethical and sustainable clothing brands. Nordstrom actually has a decent variety of socially responsible clothing brands focusing on sustainable practices and ethical fashion.

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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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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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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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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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Father's Day Gift Guide: Gifts That Give Back

Looking for a meaningful Father’s Day gift? Check out these ethical gifts for dad that have a positive impact. All of these ethical brands are encouraging consumers to share a story and care about the greater good! Dad is sure to love these goods!

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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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27 Meaningful Graduation Gifts That Give Back

Give your grad a meaningful gift that shares a story! We’ve got plenty of ideas organized in a personality based gift guide! Who is your grad? The Go-getter, The “I Only Went to College for the Parties,” The Creative, The I Need a Break from Everything?

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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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Hello Again from the Overcommitted Entrepreneur

After a busy week filled with travel & three vendor fairs for Give a Damn Goods….I’m back…and exhausted. You may have noticed I was offline for a few days partly because I was incredibly busy and partly because I needed a break from the online world. Running online based businesses can consume you in the internet life, so it was nice to step away and really connect with Give a Damn Goods customers in person. However, while doing this I definitely overcommitted….three vendor fairs in one week was too much.

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