Ethical is the New Black

Ethical is the New Black

First of all, thanks for checking out my blog!

Second, happy Earth Day! I thought this would be the perfect day to launch my blog since my blog is dedicated to environmentally conscious and, overall, ethical fashion.

You might be wondering, what makes this fashion blog different from all other fashion blogs? Well, I can’t answer that question. BUT, I do know that I love ethically made fashion and feel this blog is the perfect platform for me to share my passion.

Honestly, I never knew there were ethical issues within the fashion industry until I started studying fashion, and journalism, in college. From the dangerous working conditions to pollution, there are a lot of changes that need to be made within the industry. But, instead of focusing on the negatives, I wanted my blog to focus on designers and companies that are changing the world of fashion for the better. I can now shop for clothes that are made by workers who work in safe conditions and are paid a wage that can support themselves and their families. Pretty awesome, right!?

I love fashion, but I love ethically made fashion even more. The purpose of this blog is to not only share my passion, but it’s also to help you discover designers who create fashion with ethics close to their hearts.

Now, let’s get to the fun part, the clothes!

I love spring because I can finally wear my sundresses. I love sundresses because all you have to do is throw them on and add a few fun accessories. You’re out the door in no time. The sundress featured below is made by my favorite sister-in-law duo Mimi and Muskhy of MIMU MAXI. They actually design clothes for women who, because of religious beliefs, choose to wear modest clothing. I just thought their dresses, skirts and blouses were so darn cute that I had to make a few purchases of my own. One of the best aspects of MIMU MAXI is that the company manufactures in New York, and I’m a sucker for anything that’s made in America.

I’m also not one to shy away from color. I love the colorful bracelet by WorldFinds that I’m wearing with the sundress. The beads are actually made from recycled Kantha textile. An added bonus is that the bracelet was handmade by low-income artisans living in a women’s cooperative in India. These women are improving their lives through work they already love doing (love it!).

Thanks, again, for stopping by my fashion blog. Stay tuned for more outfits featuring ethical fashion!

XO,

Carly

Mimu Maxi

Sundress

Eileen Fisher Jacket

Shinola

Jewelry

Free People BootiesTurquoise hamsa by The Neshama Project. Long gold necklace by Aloha Kissed. Watch by Shinola. Bracelet by WorldFinds. Dress by MIMU MAXI. Jacket by EILEEN FISHER. Boots by Free People.

Photographs by Alexanna Cox

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