Over the last year, I’ve really gotten into ethical fashion – I haven’t purchased a major piece of clothing (a shirt, a sweater, anything) since late summer when I had a medical issue and needed an emergency skirt at Target.
I love fast fashion – half of my shirts are from Forever 21, and Gap Jeans are my life and my ethos. But I also realize that my clothes can produce a lot of strife on the other side of the world in factories that aren’t regulated and can be deadly. The reason I love these brands is that they’re transparent and sustainable – they’re making clothes you won’t throw away in 6 months because they’re out of style, and they’re doing it while paying people a liveable wage in a safe environment, even giving back to their communities.
The things I consume shouldn’t hurt other people, and I’m trying to keep my shopping as ethical as possible – take a look at this gift guide, and let me know if you will, too. It may seem like a steep up front cost, but to me, the investment is worth it.
I’ve been lusting after this tote bag for months in the cognac color. It’s a great ethical alternative to that Madewell tote you’ve seen everywhere. ABLE is a fashion line that focuses on ending generational poverty by working with local women who have overcome extraordinary circumstances. They’re based in Kansas City but have a flagship store in Nashville.
Love this backpack because the great thing about quality leather goods is that they just get better with age.
I love these gold earrings, above. They’d be great for a New Year’s Eve party!
The above ring is such a cute everyday staple piece at a great price. ABLE’s bread and butter initially was simple jewelry and leather goods – they’ve since expanded to denim and apparel, too!
Hope you liked this guide! Check out ABLE online, and click any of the photos, for a chance to peruse their website.