This is part 2 in a series of ethical holiday gift guides – let me know if there’s an ethical brand you’d like featured! Click on the images for links to the products shown – and all photos are credited to Everlane. I did not take any of them.
Everlane has been doing what they call Radical Transparency since 2010, and they’ve made waves in the fashion industry for doing so, since it’s been a radical success.
The company is open about how much it costs to make each item of clothing, as well as how much of the price goes back to the company and the factory. They label each item with the factory it was made in, and have profiles of the factories they work with around the world – so you can see that the people making your clothes are working in safe, well-paid environments.
This boxy take on a traditional puffy coat is my favorite thing to come out of Everlane this winter. They have a longer version as well, and a short, lighter down version for warmer days in a fun blush pink.
Originally, Everlane came onto the scene as the maker of ethical, affordable basics you could feel good about buying – and that would last longer than your Forever 21 shirts. Now, they’re selling out of limited run lines quickly, and debuting more and more products every season.
This oxblood color would wear so well into the fall and winter months.
I think pastels should be incorporated into more winter outfits too. What do you think of this pink?
You can see more of Everlane’s offerings, and peruse their wonderfully-designed website here.