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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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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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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Dazey LA: Allies of All Sizes Campaign

Have you all shopped with Dazey LA before? I love what they stand for! Their social justice tees, retro-inspired style, and support for women owned businesses make this a great ethical clothing brand to support. Their clothes are ethically made to-order in LA using 100% certified organic cotton.

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5 Transitional Pieces for Spring

Happy second day of spring! The transition into spring can mean some unpredictable weather….Chilly in the mornings, yet hot and sunny in the afternoon. During this time of year I think it’s important to focus on the transitional pieces we have in our closet. What are good clothing items that can be worn in the transitional period to spring? Clothes that can function between multiple seasons are GREAT and practical. Here are five transitional spring pieces I have in my closet and have been wearing the past week.

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Just Ethical Goods: Connecting Consumers to Ethical Brands

Just Ethical Goods is a thoughtfully curated marketplace encouraging consumers to discover & shop socially responsible brands. The beautiful website is user friendly allowing consumers to shop their values and easily sort goods by fair trade, organic, made in the USA, and recycled materials.

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Everlane: Essentials for The Minimalist's Wardrobe

One of the many things I love about Everlane is the sleek, modern style represented in their ethical clothing. Most of their pieces are very versatile and can be dressed up, dressed down, and styled in a variety of ways which is a key aspect of building a conscious closet. 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. Recently I tried out two of Everlane’s pieces that have been great additions to my wardrobe. I even took them on our recent trip to Dublin because they were great travel pieces.

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Trendy Necklace Layering With Kind Karma

Add some sparkle and shine to 2019 with Kind Karma jewelry! Kind Karma is a meaningful, minimalist jewelry line empowering at-risk and transitioning homeless youth in Toronto . Their unique jewelry is great for adding a touch of shine to any outfit while adding a bit of social impact to your accessory collection. If you missed their full feature, check it out here!

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Kind Karma: Meaningful, Minimalistic Jewelry Impacting Youth

Kind Karma is a meaningful, minimalist jewelry line empowering at-risk and transitioning homeless youth in Toronto . Their unique jewelry is great for adding a touch of shine to any outfit and while adding a bit of social impact to your accessory collection.

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Passion Lilie: Bold Empowering Fashion

Passion Lilie’s bold style empowers consumers wearing their apparel and the artisans who craft these beautiful goods.  Passion Lilie provides sustainable employment opportunities to artisans in India through the crafting of eco-friendly clothing and accessories.

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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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6 Ethical Denim Brands for Fall

It’s that time of year when the air is turning crisp and we’re breaking out the jeans. Searching for ethical denim can be a challenge, but here are six brands working to change that! Check it out and support their efforts!

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Flood Clothing: One of a Kind Apparel Crafted from 100% Recycled Materials

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.

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5 Leather Brands Creating Sustainable Employment Opportunities in Developing Countries

Leather products provide a lot of employment opportunities in developing countries. Here are five brands that are I encourage you to support as their missions help provide steady jobs in various developing communities.

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50 Ethical Clothing Brands

Ethical clothing can be tricky to find, but don’t worry! Here is a list of 50 ethical clothing brands and price guide! Find affordable ethical clothing brands and high end ethical brands. Fair trade fashion, sustainable style, and conscious consumerism are aspects of these brands. Use this ethical clothing brand guide to easily shop your values and be part of the fashion revolution.

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Self Love Shoes by Z Shoes Organic

Often times today’s market makes customers feel that they need to buy more to be happy instead of reminding them that they are enough. Many brands pressure consumers into believing they are not good enough and, in a sense, are against self love. Z Shoes Organic is defying this by crafting a shoe that represents positive values all around.

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So Much Good in One Damn Tee

The Give a Damn tees are ethically made in Haiti, providing sustainable employment opportunities to local Haitians. Through these employment opportunities our t-shirt supplier is fighting generational poverty in Haiti encouraging parents to lift their families out of poverty.

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6 Ethical Clothing Brands You Can Buy at Nordstrom

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 fashion.

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SURPRISE: Next Week I'm Launching an Online Shop-Give a Damn Goods

SURPRISE! Big announcement! One week from today I'll be launching an online shop carrying a variety social impact products! I'm SO excited for you all to see what we have in store! :) I think you will LOVE the brands I'm partnering with. The online shop is going to be called Give a Damn Goods. Give a Damn Goods is proud to carry products for people who care.

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