Doing Italian Craftsmanship Differently with Elementary Lux

A question and comment I get a lot is on affordability. Margins are higher for brands that are ethical and sustainable so they often have a higher price tag. It’s how the business works. There are several ways to get around that dilemma though. There is secondhand shopping and also finding smaller brands that produce…

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Fairtrade Style with Passion Lillie

Passion Lilie  This brand designs in New Orleans and produces in India. These two places definitely serve as constant inspiration that you can see in the clothing.  India is the patterns and New Orleans is in the color. I would describe the clothing as workwear with prints. It’s the basic pieces you would need for…

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Simple Luxuries with Gaàl Collection

Gaál Collection Based in Melbourne, this brand takes basic pieces and turns up the quality to 11. They make basic pieces that are essential to your wardrobe- simple tops, suits, and sweaters with out of this world quality. The feel of the collection is retro with a little bit of tailored romance. The Ethics The…

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5 Apps for Accessible and Stylish Secondhand Shopping

In honor of #secondhand September, I’ve put together this list of apps that make secondhand shopping easy, addictive, and better than the alternative. I’ve tried every single one of these apps, and am giving my honest opinion, plus some discount codes. ThredUp ThredUp is at the top of the list because it really is THE…

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5 Upcycled Denim Luxury Looks for Fall

The first week of September is #zerowasteweek! There are lots of ways to move closer to the zero waste ideal, from using all the materials to using surplus materials. These 5 outfits focus on brands that use upcycled materials as part of their lines. Let me know your favorite in the comments below. Look #1…

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5 Sustainably Layered Outfit Ideas for Fall 2019

This was a really popular fall outfit series last year, so I’m continuing the series this year. The outfits have pieces that can be mixed and matched and loved for a long time. Let me know your favorites in the comments below. Look #1  Monochrome, and you’ll match the weather. Love all these brands, however,…

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Making Zero-Waste Fashion Choices with tonlé

Zero-Waste Fashion You’ve probably seen zero-waste lifestyle bloggers all throughout Instagram and Pinterest. They and the brands behind them are leading the way for a new type of lifestyle that is changing the way we think about consumption. Zero-waste Fashion has two different strategies. The first is pattern making that using 100% of the fabric…

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Fall Classics: 5 Sweater & Jeans Looks for Everyday Style

Fall is just around the corner. These 5 looks are all for that chilly fall day. They are casual but stylish. All jeans and sweaters. Let me know your favorites in the comments below. Look #1 This look definitely has an Americana feel. It reminds me of camping and pictures in fall leaves.  Klès Bag–…

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Celebrate Summer with 5 Outfit Ideas from Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

Tracy Reese designs have been in stores most of my life. They are/were feminine, pretty, my favorite is her flattering draping. (My Thredup cart is full of her designs.) After learning about her own production process and also not being able to find any transparency in her supply chain she reassessed. In other words, she…

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4 Sustainable Ren-Faire Statement Outfits for Fall

Renaissance style to street style. The main elements designers have used from the middle ages are ruffled necks, puffed sleeves, and Juliet sleeves. These four looks are taking the elements of the trend and finding them in sustainable brands. Which look is your favorite? Look #1  Heading into fashion week for fall 2019, this is…

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