Shopping ethical is very important to me but it can also be very expensive so I wanted to share ethical garments that won’t burn a hole in your wallet.
The garment of the day is the Flax Relaxed Crew Tee from the brand Reformation. The brand was created in 2009 by Yael Aflalo. Most of the clothing is manufactured in their headquarters factory located in downtown Los Angeles. Other garments are produced responsibly in the U.S. or abroad using sustainable methods and materials. The brands website states, “We source sustainable fabrics and vintage garments while incorporating better practices throughout our supply chain to make beautiful styles at a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional fashion”.
The garments can be very pricey, the cheapest pieces are the featured t-shirt and other basic tops priced at $28. If you’re new to ethically produced clothing, some of the concepts are slow fashion, quality material and fair pay. Instead of polluting the environment by producing a large amount of clothes, the brand produces quality garments based on need. This transitions to the buyer as well. Instead of buying 5 cheap shirts that were unethically produced you can buy 1 quality shirt that is pricier. The clothing is also produced by individuals who are paid adequately so the price is high for that reason as well.
Pro: The brand has some style to it. A lot of ethical brands can be very basic and lack edge.
Con: Expensive, lack of models of color and some of the photography is similar to American Apparel in which the baby faced models pose in a very seductive manner.