There’s a lot of love in the air these days — love for ethical fashion! We gathered tips from our Home Office staff for falling in love with ethical shopping practices.
Breeze: My husband and I try to patronize small local businesses as often as possible, and I’m focusing on buying “previously loved” items (clothes, books, etc) rather than brand new.
Angela: I only shop second hand from local consignment stores, or my favorite online store: ThredUp. I’ve asked everyone to shop fair when buying for Kenna [her daughter] and am fortunate to have lots of friends with older daughters!
Megan: I have been using the app Kidizen to buy + sell gently used baby + toddler clothes + gear. We have also switched food shopping from a chain store to local Co-ops in our area.
Aubreigh: Shopping ethically is a fun, creative challenge! You find such unique items when shopping secondhand, and find interesting ways to express yourself. Also, so many small ethical companies are emerging in the US right now. Even if their products are pricier, they are making such high-quality, responsible goods that I feel good supporting them with my business.
Jeni: I have resolved to start researching local consignment shops as well as up my thrift shop game. I plan on trying some swapping this year too rather than donating. I also plan on buying ethical gifts this year instead of last minute purchases at who knows where.