Well folks, that time has come... back to school! While some may dread going back to school, I personally enjoy it because it means new clothes! Not only do I love new clothes, but I love clothes with a purpose. Here's a list of essential clothing items for back to school that come from ethical, amazing brands.
1. T-shirt Dress
First up, the classic t-shirt dress. Every girl needs one. It can be dressed up or down, so it's perfect for almost any event. We love ones from Krochet Kids Intl, who work to empower women poverty stricken countries. We actually work with them- check out our lovely tees and tanks from Krochet Kids (also perfect for back to school)!
You can never have enough shoes, am I right ladies?! These sandals from Nisolo are a must have for back to school. Nisolo is a transparent shoe company that supports artisans in emerging economies connect to the global market. Check them out for other wonderful back to school shoes.
For super comfortable, organic cotton underwear, take a look at PACT. This is an amazing company that is committed to having high environmental and social standards in all parts of production, from the farmer to the seamstress. Their underwear is reasonably priced and they offer a wide variety from hipster to thong to boy short.
So, I'm a sucker for classics like this white button down from ZADY. This is a company that focuses on bettering the fashion industry by creating ethical, sustainable, high quality products that last.
Another more well known ethical brand is Patagonia. I get most of my fleeces and sweatshirts, like the maroon one below, from here because they last forever. Patagonia was one of the first brands in the activewear fashion industry to start changing their ways to be more environmentally friendly by using organic cotton and recycled materials.
Another well known brand is prAna, who is a Fair Trade USA brand partner that uses environmentally conscious materials such as recycled polyester. Leggings are a girls best friend, especially ones that are ethical and such fun print!
And of course, I couldn't leave Paisley and Sparrow off of the list for all your jewelry needs :) I highly recommend the Chevron Necklace. Every time I wear it, I get compliments I swear! The Megdes Hoop Earrings pair nicely with the Chevron if you're looking for a fun pair of earrings!
Now you're all set to go back to school in style, and even better in ethical style! Do you have any favorite ethical brands?