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Let's Get Ethical

What makes clothing ethical?  Where can you find ethical clothing?  What does it mean to put together an ethical closet?

This is our guide to help you navigate the world of ethical fashion and, most importantly, consciously choose how you want to live and dress based on your values.

Learn about different aspects of what makes clothing more or less ethical.  Find brands that are doing things differently from the status quo.  And have fun consciously creating a wardrobe that makes you feel great as well as look good!

 
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Ethical Fashion in Motion

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Hope Made

WOMEN'S APPAREL | MEN'S APPAREL | ACCESSORIES
$ - $$$

At Hope Made we’re transforming the way the world perceives, produces, and consumes style. We’re championing craft over quotas. We’re valuing sustainable practices and elevated fashion in the very same breath. Child Labor Free certified lifestyle brand. We believe that style can be good for the world. We’re not niche, we’re the future. We do business the right way – the way you’re hoping it would be done.


Bead + Reel

WOMEN'S APPAREL | INTIMATES | ACCESSORIES | JEWELRY | DRESSES
$ - $$$$

Everything Bead & Reel sells meets the criteria of being thoughtful to animals, people, and the world through our carefully curated selection of hand-picked designers and products.  "We believe that when you shop you are voting for the kind of world you want, and we want to offer you a better kind of world."


Azura Bay

Activewear | UNDERWEAR | LINGERIE | SWIMWEAR
$ - $$$

Azura Bay is a curated collection of luxurious and socially conscious lingerie, swim, and loungewear brands.


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My Sister

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S APPAREL | ACCESSORIES
$ - $$

MY SISTER's mission is to prevent sex trafficking, educate communities, empower the population, provide after-care for survivors and offer growth opportunities to at-risk women through the sales of our statement-making, ethically-sourced apparel and accessories.


Orgotton

WOMEN'S APPAREL | JEWELRY | INTIMATES
$ - $$$$

Ethical practices, organic fabrics, and local production are at the heart of Orgotton's mission. We focus on local production in Philadelphia that allows us to support local cut and sew manufacturers. We also make sure to use the best quality eco-friendly fabrics for all of our clothing. We use a blend of Organic Cotton, Bamboo, and Spandex that is Made in the USA. 


Language of the Birds

Men's + WOMEN'S APPAREL | ACCESSORIES
$$$ - $$$$

At Language of the Birds, we practice ethical production. We are transparent about our sourcing. We want you to know where your clothes come from and who made them. Items are made in the USA. We do as needed multiple small batch production runs to cut down on inventory waste. We believe in the principles of slow fashion.


Round + Square 

WOMEN'S APPAREL | ACCESSORIES
$ - $$$$

Everyone loves fashion and wants to do good. Why not create beautifully designed products, through an efficient supply-chain model, using sustainable materials and methods, that allows you to support Equality Now’s brave and tireless advocacy for women and girls? That's what we do at Round + Square. 

 
 
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Ethical Interview

We sat down with Ava of SLUMLOVE to hear about her journey into conscious living and starting an ethical fashion company.

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Ode to Sunday

WOMEN'S APPAREL
$$ - $$$

Ode to Sunday is an independent clothing line manufacturing effortless style through socially conscious methods. Lithuanian linen is used for its low-impact production and characterful imperfections. Garments defined by modern strokes and organic silhouettes are constructed entirely by hand by tailors paid fairly.

 


Symbology

MEN'S & WOMEN'S APPAREL | ACCESSORIES
$$ - $$$

Symbology was born with the goal of making fair trade sexy —to redefine the fashion industry so that ethical fashion would no longer be the exception, but the norm.  They employ women artisans from India and the West Bank, each bringing beautiful cultural art forms to their collections.


Synergy

WOMEN'S APPAREL | ACCESSORIES
$ - $$$

At Synergy, we are committed to using the highest quality organic materials, which protects the farmers who grow the organic cotton, the people who knit and create the fabrics, everyone who works on cutting and sewing and packing our clothing, all of whom are paid fair living wages and work in healthy work environments. 


The Fable

WOMEN'S SHIRTS
$$ - $$$

At The Fable, every piece is made by hand, right down to button dye. Produced by a small team of select artisans who specialise in their chosen field. From button placement to sleeve length, every detail has been carefully considered.


Thread Harvest

WOMEN'S APPAREL | MEN'S APPAREL | ACCESSORIES
$ - $$$

Thread Harvest aims to mend what is broken. The fashion industry doesn’t have to be the second most polluting industry in the world. It doesn’t have to exploit workers in factories, it doesn’t have to destroy the environment. The fashion industry can be the empowering industry it’s meant to be if we, as the consumers, choose to sow our money better. By choosing brands who source ethically and create sustainable products, we are allowing ourselves to be woven into the story of solution instead of being the cause of the problem.


Maven Women 

WOMEN'S APPAREL
$$ - $$$

Maven Women creates elegant day-to-evening attire thoughtful about people and the planet at each step. Maven Women incorporates their core values of supply chain awareness, women's empowerment, connectivity and education, restorative justice, natural beauty, and slow fashion in every decision they make.


Fool Dost 

WOMEN'S APPAREL
$ - $$$

Fool Dost creates offbeat elegance through mindfully crafted womenswear. Treading carefully to make considered pieces, inspired by Indian aesthetics and the shapes and structures of nature, our resort collections are crafted in natural fibres by the hands of a unique collaboration of makers in India. Designed for year round pleasure, each garment is gathered up by deeply rooted intentions.


Devinto

WOMEN'S APPAREL
$$ - $$$$

DEVINTO is an eco and ethically conscious label designed and produced in a studio locally on Cape Cod using natural and eco friendly fabrics without compromising style.  DEVINTO designs are equally focused on comfort, glamour, and fair principles when it comes to the creation and production of garments. 

 
 

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