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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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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Sustainable Shopping Guide: Net-A-Porter M-Z

This is part two of the Net-A-Porter Shopping Guide. It looks at brands M-Z. Check out A-L brands here. Madewell Type: Fairtrade Madewell denim was certified Fair Trade in 2019 and swimwear is made from recycled nylon. They are constantly working towards more sustainable collections. In other words, it’s always good to see a leading…

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Sustainable Shopping Guide: Net-A-Porter A-L

Net-A-Porter is one of the top luxury online retailers around. They recently released their first sustainable edit, Net Sustain. This edit is definitely the cream of the crop in terms of sustainable fashion brands. But there are so many brands on Net-A-Porter, many of who have sustainability in their founding principles. This sustainable shopping guide…

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17 Sustainable Shoe Brands with the Best Sandals

  Salt + Umber Type: Fair Trade, Conscious, Vegetable Tanned Leathers Salt + Umber brand crafts their totally conscious vegetable-tanned leather and scrap leather sandals in small batches. In addition, they are almost zero-waste and use 3-D printing technology to minimize waste in their designs. Plus, they exclusively partner with ethical factories that have been…

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11 Sustainable Gingham Dresses for Warm Weather

Classic patterns will never go out of style and that definitely applies to gingham. On another note, a print that looks good on a picnic table and a person is always a win. If you are a brand that is using old picnic tablecloths or tablecloths in general. Email me! I’ve been looking for you.…

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Tuniq Oasis: The Most Radical & Sustainable Hats You Can Afford

Tuniq Oasis Tuniq Oasis is a label based out of North Africa. They combine radical (and inspiring) ethics with the traditional craftsmanship of Tunisia. The brand was founded by Iman Masmoudi, Leila Masmoudi, and Mariem Masmoudi. Their design is intentional and sustainable. They source locally, employ truly fairly. They also price fairly. Keeping margins lower…

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