Sustainable Summer Fashion
A huge goal of mine for the year is to contribute to a cleaner world. While doing so, I hope to inspire others to do their own part in eliminating their own carbon footprint. Earth, while beautiful and miraculous is also so precious and fragile. I believe that any step we take in the right direction is considered a huge success, and the more we do the better things can be!
While reflecting on my own lifestyle I found SO many things that I needed to change, from completely eliminating my use of plastic straws (instead I'm ordering these bamboo straws that are very affordable! I also love these metal ones) to walking places rather than driving. These steps are small things that make a huge impact in saving the world!
I was surprised to discover that even being conscious of my clothing choices could make a big impact on the world in more than one way. I set out on a mission to find clothing brands had high standards on what type of impact they make in the world. Below are a list of companies I found that prioritize their impact in the world, and ensure that they are improving it as they go.
I absolutely love this company and for what they stand for! They employ women around the world (Ethiopia, United States, Mexico & Peru). Ensuring a fair wage, equality and safety for all their employes. One thing I love about sustainable clothing vs. fast fashion is the quality difference. You can tell how well made these quality items are. Not to mention, everything on their site is totally my style and I love every piece! By supporting this company, you are able to support women who support themselves and their families. "ABLE chooses to work with women because we know that when women thrive so do the economies in which they operate."
In this outfit I feel like I'm just out doing some gardening out in the yard before my book club gal pals come over for our summer meeting.
What I'm wearing:
Bottoms: The High Rise - Claudia Wash
2. Known Supply
The pieces I got from Known Supply are my new favorites! I love this effortless style, and they're perfect items to mix and match. I can think of so many ways to style each of these pieces. The material is soft & flowy and perfect on their own in warm weather, or as basics under a jacket when it gets a bit colder.
"Every KNOWN SUPPLY product is made at facilities that celebrate and honor makers." I love knowing who made my clothing. Not in a creepy way, but I love being able to see first hand who is being supported by the companies I purchase from. Known Supply does its part in ensuring those who work hard to make their pieces are celebrated and supported.
I love this outfit because I feel like I'm a really hip 27 year old who lives in a restored VW bus (by choice), just picked up some acai for breakfast before I start my morning surf.
What I'm wearing:
Top: Sasha Top in Black
Most of my summer is spent in a swimsuit. And I love this one from Hack With Design House! The fit is very flattering, comfortable and gorgeous. You can tell that I couldn't help but splashing around in the water once I put this on. If you know me you know I love a good one piece, and I love the adjustable tie in the front on this suit! Hack With Design House makes limited availability of certain items (all made in house!) to ensure of minimal waste.
What I'm wearing:
Suit: Knot One Piece in Aqua
I hope you liked this post about sustainable summer fashion! By supporting brands that these we are helping deserving people find success in life as well as saving the environment. Other fast fashion brands often violate labor laws, use cheap materials that are not good for the environment. The quality found in all these companies are sure to be items that last through many uses and become staples in your wardrobe.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored. The companies who sponsored it compensated me with some form of payment or service. Regardless, all opinions are my own.