I used to be quite a major shopper, going for quantity, and often “well-made” things that were expensive but that had zero consciousness for the materials used, their environmental imprint, the toxin load they carried, and the circumstances under which they were made, including the fairness of labor for and treatment of the people making them.
While I admittedly have found it challenging to be meticulous with the pursuit of bringing more consciousness to all clothing purchases, much headway has been made in companies creating brands based on offering this, making it easier for me to find better options. I love to share information like this on how we can use our financial choices to empower others and send messages to manufacturers that consumers are starting to pay more attention to details about their clothing like these mentioned.
To help celebrate this glorious winter season and support companies and individuals who are bringing more consciousness to clothing, I have compiled some great sites to check out for higher consciousness winter wear.
The Good Buy
The Good Buy is an awesome sight that offers clothing made by both local and global artisans, these dyed and woven masterpieces sustain livelihoods and tell stories of women’s empowerment and human rights with each fiber.
You can check out their new Winter Wear here.
Indigenous focuses on organic and fair trade fashion. You can check out their options for awesome Winter Wear here.
Fair Indigo focuses on style with a conscience. You can see their Winter picks here.
Prana offers Certified products under Fair Trade USA’s apparel program ensuring fair wages, high working standards and investment into community development.
Check out their selections here.
Make it Yourself
Then of course there is also the old-fashioned way of adding consciousness to clothing by making things yourself 🙂
Here is a great book by Louisa Harding, “Hats Gloves Scarves: Easy Designer Knits for Family and Friends”
You can find great options for yarn made of wonderful natural materials here at Darn Good Yarn 🙂
If you want to learn more about the movement away from mainstream fashion check out this awesome blog on The Good Trade called, “35 Fair Trade & Ethical Clothing Brands Betting Against Fast Fashion”.
Happy Conscious Winter Warming 🙂
Annie Botticelli is a Radical Self-Development Mentor, Founder/Teacher at Luminous Life Multiversity www.LumeLife.com and Astaria School of Practical Magic, Inspirational Speaker, YouTube Personality, Astrologer, Author, Blogger, Founder/Alchemist at Consciousness Blossoms (Organic Bath & Body Products), and Founder/Hostess at CozyBySweetStarlight.com and AnnieHelpsYou.com.
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