I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. And internet hunting. And more thinking. And I have happened upon a new passion/cause I am interested in. It’s the segment of the fashion world that involves fair trade, sustainable and ethically conscious clothing. We have spent a lot of time in this country (America) feeding ourselves the lie of consumerism. It whispers I need more, more and more. No, you do not, and you are weighing yourself down with so many possessions. I’ve been learning more about socially conscious shoes, handmade goods and garments that have a more positive story than a factory with terrible working conditions in a developing country. As someone who currently works in an HR role, I have come to understand a little bit more about the importance of worker’s rights and wages. I am encouraged by the good in companies I have seen lately. Therefore, I decided to compile a list of some of my findings and another blog that gives a list of ethical companies out there. There are a chunk of them overseas, but American also has a hat in the ring as well.
Here are some companies I have found. This is not a complete and full list by any means, but please check them out!
One of my favorites in the clothing styles so far!
Red Earth Trading Company
Good and Fair
Shift On Nature
There are Eileen Fisher stores in Green Hills Mall in Nashville
Seamy- Denver-based awesome company
Hackwith Design House
High end fashion/ more couture
Mina and Olya
Nisolo- Peruvian made leather shoes based in Nashville
The root collective
Accessories and scarves
A peace treay
Mitscoots- socks, etc.
No 41 (a non-profit close to my heart, since I am friends with their founder)
Freedom of Animals- bags, etc
For more clothing companies,check out this blog list:
Feel free to share any more in the comment section, and let me know what you find in your own research! Happy ethical shopping 🙂