Well local designers are always a good choice. as for others, a lot of sustainable books and sites have whole page dedicated to fair trade.
Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Fashion and Beauty by Summer Rayne Oakes is a good book. There is a whole list of stores in back with descriptions.
i remember reading somewhere about this former model who wanted to recycle used clothing and make new pieces. her line is called Preloved, some stuff is nice, but i think it’s online.posted over 2 years ago
yeahh I’m so confused about forever21! I’ve heard a lot of shady things about H&M (mostly from their adverts which, in my hippie town, someone pasted over with horrible things that H&M does/supports), but I’m sure F21 has some sweatshop labor going on—how else do they manage to keep such cheap prices? and their stitching always feels rushed and uneven..
I’m really surprised about Gap companies though—their clothes are pretty expensive, and they give off that wholesome american feel so you wouldn’t suspect foul play..posted over 2 years ago
aww Preloved is a cute name for reused clothing brand.
ya, those are the reasons i gave up on F21/ H&M. i only buy their excess stuff now. i really don’t understand Gap either since their clothes are expensive. they have better quality but not THAT great quality.
I’m from Denver, too! The local design scene is really awesome, and there are a ton of designers doing stove like Preloved. Everything I wear is either locally made or thrifted…I even just ordered a retro nautical style bikini that is cheaper than any swimsuit I’ve seen in a sweatshop store—and custom fit! Let me know if you want a list of stores or anything!posted over 1 year ago