John recently resolved to buy only American made or fair trade clothes. I totally admire his choice and wish I could be as strong. But let's be honest, it's a lot harder and more expensive for girls to go this route. Case in point? John made this resolution months ago, and this week was the first time he's actually bought any clothes. He got sucked in by a sidebar ad on his email and ended up on Alternative Apparel's (not USA made, but fair trade) website during their Harvest Sale - 25% off $150 or more! I was so proud of him for taking the initiative to buy his own clothes - and online, no less! I was especially thrilled when he called to tell me to pick something out for myself to get to the minimum order for the discount. Hurrah!
I picked out this awesome cropped sweatshirt, which much like the one I wore on Tuesday, has an asymmetrical hem. I love it so much I 'm wearing it again today. What can I say? I'm gross.
Anyway, John's new mission definitely makes me think twice before making frivolous purchases in stores that I know don't fall anywhere near fair trade or American made. And while I don't think I'll ever have perfect shopping skills when it comes to this, I'm definitely trying to think more about sustainable fashion, shopping more at places like Plato's Closet, Goodwill, etsy and other thrift/ vintage stores.
Do you think about sustainable fashion? What are your favorite eco/fair trade/ American made companies?
Shoes, Necklace: Gilt Groupe, credit - Shirt: Alternative Apparel, $35ish - Pants: thrifted, $4(?) - Jacket: Sears, $25