I’m really craving permanent springtime weather. Let’s all celebrate the season with some ethical floral shopping choices shall we?
Outfit: Shabby Apple. Percentage of sales donated to women’s charities. Bielby Sweater, $50.
Necklace: Light Gives Heat. $32.99. Handmade by Starfish Project whose mission is to restore hope to exploited women.
Wall Caddy: Connected. $72. Handmade in the US from used and vintage items to reduce waste.
Floral Flats: Roozt. $49.95. Made from organic and repurposed materials and $1 of each sale goes to their Clean Act Collection.
H&M recently unveiled their new “Conscious Collection” – all made from sustainable materials. Above are my favorites from the collection, but to be honest, I was expecting a little more style from the collection. Question is – for a company that has been rumored to use some unfavorable, to say the least, practices in the past (Beyonce knows what I’m talking about) is this a step in the right direction or just a cheap trick for mo’ money? Thoughts? Will you be shopping the collection?
images from hm.com
Look at those smiles? Those are a couple of happy faces, wouldn’t you agree? I’m gonna guess it’s all because Kellan and Olga chose to go eco-friendly for the Oscars. She wore a cruelty free dress made of 100% organic “peace silk” from Red Carpet Goes Green. He chose H Brothers for an eco-friendly tux made partially out of recycled plastic bottles.
Clearly the biggest winners of the Oscars were nude dresses. I felt like they deserved their own post. Here are some great nude dresses from ethical sources to get you on trend and feeling good!
from left to right:
Beige Cut Out Dress: $142.21. Go nude for your coworkers. It’s not inappropriate if it’s sustainable and fair trade. From People Tree.
Lace Dress: $69.50. Buy on a Monday (psst… that’s today) and 10% goes to charity. From Altar’d State.
Taupe Tank Dress: $114.00. Fair trade and empowering at-risk women in Phnom Penh. From Raven + Lily.
Embroidered Tunic: $142.21. No vacation should be without an embroidered tunic. This one is sustainable and fair trade. From People Tree.
Lace Inset Skater Dress: $69.50. From a “gives back” brand and buy today or any Monday for an extra 10% to go to charity. From Altar’d State.
Photo credits: Red Carpet Fashion Awards
The Oscars are one of my favorite nights of tv. I really don’t care much for who wins or loses since – let’s be honest – as long as I’m spending my movie theater dollars on Rachel McAdams or Channing Tatum I’m unlikely to have seen most of the nominees. But the fashion, ahhh the fashion – now that is what makes me happy. Here are my choices to get the red carpet trends into your closet but all while shopping ethically.
Light Blue Eyelet Skirt Dress: $79.50. From a “gives back” brand through Altar’d State. And on Mondays, Altar’d State will give an additional 10% of proceeds to charity. From Altar’d State.
Navy Lace Back Dress: $69.50. On Mondays, 10% will go to charity. Otherwise, feel good knowing Altar’d State works with ethical brands and funds employees volunteer hours each month. From Altar’d State.
Tie Neck Dress: $95. Shabby Apple’s mission is to empower women and they give proceeds of every sale to charities who do just that. From Shabby Apple.
Fitted Green Dress: $78. Also from Shabby Apple.
Black Contrast Maxi Dress: $143. Eco friendly and made by fair trade artisans in Phnom Penh to help break the cycle of poverty and provide for their families. From Raven + Lily.
Black Boat Neck Dress: $108.62. Sustainable and fair trade clothing. From People Tree.
Red Boat Neck Dress: $108.62. Okay, okay – so I used the same dress in black and red. I just really like it. Plus it’s sustainable and fair trade. From People Tree.
Chiffon Red A-line: $91. Also from Shabby Apple.
Photo credits: Red Carpet Fashion Awards.
Spring is coming people! If you’re as excited as me to bust out those pretty spring florals, check out today’s “Get the Look”.
Chambray Shirt: $48. Everyone should seriously have a chambray shirt in their closet by now. If not, grab this one and a portion of your money will go to organizations helping to empower women. From Shabby Apple.
Floral Pencil Skirt: $100.55. How great is this pencil skirt? And it’s even greater when you know that it’s sustainable and fair trade. From People Tree.
Brown Clutch: $48. Made by fair trade artisans in Northern India. From Raven + Lily.
Bangle: $150. Handmade in the USA and 7% of proceeds will go towards children focused charities. From Moorea Seal.
Check out this week’s ethical shopping picks for kids!
Stack and Scare Blocks: $48. Made in the USA and a portion is donated to charity. From Uncommon Goods.
Happy Socks: $24 for a 4 pack. $7 will be donated to charity. From Sevenly.
Arthur the Ant Print: $24. $7 will be donated to charity. From Sevenly.
Number Cards: $22. 10% donated to women’s and children’s initiatives. From Fresh Words Market.
Knit Bow Tie: $17.95. Made by fair trade artisans in Uganda. From Krochet Kids.
Rabbit Pillow: $36. Shop owner is the chapter leader for The National Vitiligo Foundation and donates regularly. From Belles and Ghosts.