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.

Krochet Kids & Known Supply: Affordable Ethical Clothing

Krochet Kids and Known Supply are great ethical clothing brands for conscious consumer starting out due to the affordable nature of their ethical fashion. These sister-brands are humanizing apparel by showing consumers the faces behind their clothing and sharing stories of the makers. Ethical clothing items featuring in the video include the Sasha Top & Polka Dot Dress. The Polka Dot Dress is from a few years back and no longer sold, but you will be able to find similar styles on their website.

everlane jumpsuit

Everlane: Sleek Style with Bold Colors

Everlane’s sleek style is a great ethical alternative for those J. Crew lovers! While Everlane tends to focus on minimalistic style, they do incorporate some bold colors which I love! Such as the featured The Women’s Japanese GoWeave Essential Jumpsuit in dusty blue. This stunning jumpsuit is ethically made in China using Everlane’s drapey, wrinkle-resistant Japanese GoWeave fabric.

Thought: Floral Love for Summer Style

Thought uses sustainable materials and ethical practices to create eclectic style. The beautiful patterns and bold colors are sure to add some sustainable flare to your wardrobe. The floral top featured in the video was from a few years back and is no longer available on their site, but they do have quite a few new floral styles worth checking out!

Round + Square: Ethical Clothing Empowering Women

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. The Girl Power Boxy Cut Powder tee was featured in the video and serves as a great conversation starter. This comfy tee is ethically made using 100% organic cotton!

Flood Clothing: 100% Recycled Clothing

Flood Clothing creates unique, one of a kind apparel made out of 100% recycled clothing. The crafting of each garment prevents textiles from ending up in the landfills. Flood Clothing is designed and hand sewn in Portland Oregon. The Honest Em Light Speed hoodie is featured in this video! Yes, it’s named after me…how fun!!!! It’s light weight and perfect for transitional seasons or beach getaways when you need a light weight hoodie!

Symbology: Fun, Fair, & Stylish

Symbology is making fair trade sexy with their bohemian style and fun prints. Symbology merges artisanal fabric techniques with fashion forward designs to create one-of-a-kind items connecting women in a global community. Symbology strives to be a body positive brand by choosing fabrics and styles that are flattering on a wide range of body types. The featured Zebra Print Top is no longer available on the Symbology site, but you can find the exact top with NEW fun prints featuring cacti, leaves, & more. Pro-Tip: you can find the Zebra Top on Love Justly for a discounted price!

Mata Traders: Vintage Inspired Fair Trade Fashion

Mata Trader’s newly released spring/summer collection has fun prints including lemons & bicycles! I’m all about keeping ethical fashion quirky and unique so I’m loving it! This ethical clothing brand is working to make fair trade fashion readily available to consumers through vintage inspired designs and affordable prices. Mata Traders works with artisan groups in India and Nepal providing fair wages, a safe space, and the tools needed to rise above poverty. Featured in the video was the Sydney Bike Dress.

People Tree

People Tree uses organic cotton and ethically sourced materials to produce fair trade apparel. As part of the World Fair Trade organization, People Tree provides their Indian artisans and employees with fair wages and a positive work environment. Use the code HONEST10 to receive 10% off

Eileen Fisher: High End Ethical Fashion

Eileen Fisher’s high end ethical fashion is typically more of a minimalistic style. However, Eileen Fisher does incorporate some bold colors into their designs. Eileen Fisher's incredibly transparent supply chain uses practices such as Fair Trade, American Made, responsible fibers, organic materials, & so much more. Since Eileen Fisher is a high price point, I try to shop Eileen Fisher at Nordstrom Rack for more budget friendly options. The sweater featured in Emily’s ethical closet video is from a few years back and is no longer available, but you can find similar styles on Nordstrom Rack.

PACT: Affordable Organic Fair Trade Clothing

PACT’s budget friendly, organic clothing and basics make it easy for consumers to start building their eco-friendly wardrobe. PACT uses 100% Certified Organic Cotton grown in India to ensure high quality garments, clean materials on their customer’s skin, and because of the environmental impact. The organic cotton dress featured in Emily’s ethical closet video is the Button Back Tank Dress.

Siempre Viva: Mexican Culture & Modern Style

Siempre Viva’s vibrant textiles combine Mexican culture with modern style. The socially responsible clothing line creates economic opportunity by empowering women through employment and preserving ancient traditions. Siempre Viva works with artisans from various indigenous areas in such as Suchitlan, Colima, and San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapa. The hardworking women have weaving and sewing skills that have been passed down for generations, making the garments unique. The top featured in Emily’s ethical closet video was the Traditional Embroidered Top in Black.

Wearing PACT Button Tank Dress + Dynamikos sunglasses + Lazarus Artisan Goods Tote

Wearing PACT Button Tank Dress + Dynamikos sunglasses + Lazarus Artisan Goods Tote

United by Blue: Nature Inspired Prints

United By Blue celebrates sustainability with their nature inspired prints! United By Blue is on a mission to show our oceans & waterways some love by removing trash all over the country. For each product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through organized community clean-ups. In this video the Button Down Shirt Dress was featured although the print featured in the video is no longer sold, check out the link for similar styles!

Give a Damn Goods: Bold Graphic Tees

Give a Damn Goods focuses on fun, ethically made products while staying in an affordable price range. Give a Damn Goods partners with eco-friendly, conscious printing studios to print our designs on high quality, ethically made products. Give a Damn Goods’s Star of the Shit Show tee & sweatshirt are designed to encourage consumers to embrace the messiness in life.

shit show shirt

Tonlé: Zero Waste Clothing

Tonlé is one of the world’s first zero-waste fashion brands. Using remnants and offcuts discarded by large manufacturers, we produce beautiful, comfortable garments in our ethical Cambodian workshops, and don’t waste a single scrap in the process. Tonlé’s Nearady Top in Dusty Blue was showcased in my closet.

Monkee Genes: Bold Banana Shirt

Based in the UK, Monkee Genes will add a unique flare to your fall denim. Monkee Genes ethically crafts their jeans and uses eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton. Monkee Genes offers a wide variety of colors and styles for both men and women. Monkee Genes has limited lines of fun graphic tees like the banana tee featured in the video.

banana shirt

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