To be completely transparent, I sort of think all of the days we celebrate are cheesy. I swear every single day has something we are supposed to celebrate. It’s a little much. Earth Day being one of them.
Lately, I’ve been trying to be more cognizant of the earth in one particular area, apparel and shoes. I have been trying to not purchase “throw away clothes”. I’ve been looking for companies that are exceptional quality, are sustainable, and ethical. This is easier said than done, especially when it’s super easy to run to the closest big box store and grab something.
Here are a some of my recent favorite discoveries:
- Rothys – These are cute shoes, that are made sustainably and comfortable. Those are three things that are near impossible to find all together. I have a pair of camouflage loafers and love them. I did try the point and I felt they ran a little slimmer. Rothy’s frequently release new prints and I think they’re all so fun. This link gets you $20 off your first pair. I want a pair of the sneakers in the fall and can’t wait to see what prints come out by then.
- Everlane – I recently discovered Everlane. From their website: “At Everlane, we want the right choice to be as easy as putting on a great T-shirt. That’s why we partner with the best, ethical factories around the world. Source only the finest materials. And share those stories with you—down to the true cost of every product we make. It’s a new way of doing things. We call it Radical Transparency.” I ordered their wide leg crop pants (which, can we talk about trends coming back). I absolutely love them. They are heavy duty and will last. I want to get the linen split neck top next time. I have friends who have the jeans and absolutely love them.
- Patagonia – Patagonia is a B Corp. What is a B Corp? Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Patagonia is committed to sustainability. My favorite Patagonia item is the fleece pullover.
For me, my change is trying to buy less and items made with transparency.