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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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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The Fight Against Fast Fashion is Far From Over: 4 Steps You Can Take

It’s 2019 and another Fashion Revolution Week has come and gone. While it’s always good to see the community coming together for fair fashion, it’s unfortunate that we are still having to fight for the respect of garment workers. Just because Fashion Revolution Week is over, doesn't mean the fight against fast fashion is. Sadly, it’s far from over and we need to continue taking action! Here are a few things you can do to continue raising awareness of fast fashion.

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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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22 Eco-Conscious Brands Worth Checking Out On Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd check out these 22 eco-conscious brands. Consumerism has been taking a toll on the planet due to excessive use of materials and harmful materials used in the creation of goods. These brands are taking the initiative to educate consumers, seek out impactful materials, and encourage shoppers to have a positive impact on the planet through their purchase power.

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PACT: Affordable Organic Fair Trade Apparel

When I first started my ethical fashion journey as a sophomore in college, PACT was one of the first brands I purchased from. As a college student I loved their affordable prices, organic materials, and fair trade principles. Four years later and I’m still in love with the quality of PACT’s organic clothing. If you’re not familiar with PACT, it is a great time to learn about this sustainable brand because they’re having a huge Earth week sale with 30% off site wide!

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Jackalo: Sustainable Kids Clothing Crafted to Last

Jackalo is a sustainable brand of children’s clothing that is ethically made and crafted to last. This kid’s clothing brand encourages parents to invest in high quality products for their children & take part in circular fashion. Great lessons to start teaching kids at a young age!

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Mother's Day Gift Guide: Ethical & Eco-friendly Gift Ideas

The ultimate guide for ethical and eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts is here! Who is your mom? The Green Mom, Fueled by Coffee, Bad Ass Mom, The Fashionista? Whatever her lovely character is, we’ve got you covered with socially responsible gifts that give back! Thank your mom for everything she does with a meaningful gift that shares a story.

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Brides for a Cause: Selling Wedding Dresses for Charity

Brides for a Cause is a non-profit bridal boutique that sells wedding dresses for charity. This unique bridal shop focuses on collecting & reselling wedding dresses while empowering women. The proceeds from wedding dresses sold are donated to woman focused charities. Since opening in 2012, Brides for a Cause has collected over 10,000 wedding dresses and donated over $700,000 to their charity partners.

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