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A Year Of Ethical Fashion: Issue 1

A Year Of Ethical Fashion is an ongoing series of monthly round-up posts where I share my ethical fashion finds as I work towards a more conscious wardrobe in 2017.
Issue 1 features IMBYOsei-DuroPaisley and Sparrow and Cardanas USA (closed).
"We carry the story of the people who make our clothes." - Ali Hewson

Week 1: IMBY
IMBY (which stands for In My BackYard) wants to help you build a lean capsule with classic, durable essentials versatile for expressing yourself for every occasion through all seasons. Everything they carry is proudly made in the USA under safe working conditions by workers paid fair wages with American-crafted, ethically sourced or deadstock/surplus fabrics that would have gone to the landfill otherwise. They believe in responsible pricing, so everything they sell is under $200.

You can use code NIHAO15 to get 15% off your order and connect with IMBY on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Week 2: Osei-Duro

Osei-Duro (which means Powerful Medicine) is based in LA and their textiles and garments are produced in Ghana, India and Peru, using traditional techniques including hand dyeing and weaving. They are working towards a vibrant fashion industry that exceeds international production standards while respecting the right and aesthetics of local artisans, and their bold and distinctive style is best described as "Californian cool meets Ghanaian street".

You can connect with Osei-Duro on FacebookInstagram and Twitter

Paisley and Sparrow's mission is to be a meaningful marketplace for high quality, stylish and affordable products. With every purchase you make, you are giving a woman in Ethiopia a way to support her family, a marginalized woman in India a hopeful future, a woman recovering from addiction a second-chance, and the opportunity to change a life.

You can use code CONSCIOUS to get 20% off your order and connect with Paisley and Sparrow on Facebook and Instagram

Week 4: Cardanas (closed)
Cardanas is leading the ethical fashion movement with their affordable and versatile sneakers that do good. Proudly made in Ecuador with transparent labor practices and a localized supply chain to reduce carbon footprint, they also plant a tree for every purchase you make. 

You can connect with Cardanas on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Follow me on Instagram or Pinterest for my Ethical Fashion Friday series, where I will continue to highlight brands and boutiques that are working hard to make a difference in our world! You can also read my posts on Ethical Fashion here

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