Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great week and that you are finding some way to stay cool in this heat! People were not lying about NY Summers, and we haven’t even hit the worst months! Whew.
Last week we talked about some of the most harmful effects of Fast Fashion, and as promised, this week I will talk about some of the best places to shop to remain chic, ethical, and overall pretty affordable!
There are a ton of ethical and sustainable style brands out there, but honestly a lot of them tend to be a bit pricy. They also tend to look more like a basics line. For these reasons, I tend to focus on the sustainability aspect of shopping rather that ethical. Don’t get me wrong, I still type in designers and brands into Project Just all the time so I know what’s going on, but it’s a lot easier to shop at consignment stores or discount stores like Nordstrom Rack, Saks Off 5th, Neiman Marcus Last Call..etc. Yes you will find designers at these stores that may not have the most ethical practices, but you are really saving those clothes from piling up in a landfill somewhere, which you read in my last post, can be extremely harmful to the Environment. If you can afford it there are a lot of emerging designers that are beginning to put an emphasis on quality materials and sourcing those materials properly. There is a new fashion industry wave that is really centered around being “green”. Some higher end designers that we all already know and love have also made the decision to be a part of this movement. Stella McCartney, Manolo Blahnik X M. Patmos, Viktor & Rolf, and Brother Vellies are ones that we have all probably heard before. They are also all on lists of the best sustainable designers from publications and blogs like Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Manrepeller.
Oh and incase you don’t know, or need a reminder about how AMAZING those major designers listed above are, here is just a sneak peek of some of the guilt-free fashion they create.