I think one of the best ways to introduce shoppers to conscious consumerism is by meeting them where they are already shopping. Ethical fashion options at the mall tend to be pretty limited, however, Nordstrom does carry a few ethical clothing brands. Although at a higher price point, this allows consumers the opportunity to try-on and fall in love with ethical and sustainable fashion.
Pro-tip-check Nordstrom Rack...I've been able to find some great deals on Eileen Fisher there.
Reformation: Sustainable Style ($$$)
Reformation focuses on bold, sustainable fashion by investing in eco-friendly practices and valuing the people who craft their apparel. Reformation garments are consciously crafted using linen, deadstock material, viscose, and other sustainable materials. Through Reformation's eco-friendly practices this innovative clothing company is working to reduce the carbon footprint of the fashion industry.
Amour Vert: Effortless Style ($$-$$$)
Amour Vert focuses on sustainability and effortless style. Amour Vert apparel is ethically crafted in California using materials such as organic cotton, mulberry silk, & beechwood fabric. Amour Vert goes the extra mile and plants a tree in North America for every purchase made through their partnership with American Forest.
Siempre Viva: Vibrant Textiles Empowering Women ($$)
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.
Eileen Fisher: High End Ethical Fashion for the Modern Woman ($$$)
Eileen Fisher started her line with $350 and an eye for minimalistic style. Today, Eileen Fisher clothes, shoes, and accessories are loved worldwide due to the clean lines, effortless style and luxurious, high-quality materials, and ethical business practices. Eileen Fisher's incredibly transparent supply chain uses practices such as Fair Trade, American Made, responsible fibers, organic materials, & so much more.
Alternative Apparel: Comfy, Conscious Style ($$)
Alternative Apparel focuses on transparency through fair wages, sustainable materials, & comfortable clothing. This brand presents casual, ethical clothing options for both men and women. Alternative Apparel's integrates sustainable practices through the use of materials such as Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester, Organic Cotton, Eco-friendly Dyes, & more.
Patagonia: Sustainable Clothing for the Entire Family
Patagonia focuses on environmental and social responsibility. Patagonia works to reduce their own carbon foot print and make sure their garments are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain. Patagonia has a range of apparel including women's apparel, men's apparel, & children's clothing..
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