Let’s Get Ethical: Eco-Friendly Style Just in Time for Earth Day

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Earth Day is a great opportunity to show your planet some appreciation, and to remember all the ways you can impact the earth for the better. Maybe you’re planning an afternoon cleaning up a nearby park, or reserving a table at a locally sourced restaurant. Whatever your day holds, why not spend it in fashion that’s as Earth-friendly as your day’s activities?

Responsible Style Just in Time for Earth Day

Every new trend and fleeting fad sees more clothing and accessories being manufactured while others are tossed aside. Just as you would with plastic bottles and paper, it’s important to be conscious of what you’re consuming, how much, and how you’re getting rid of it. That’s why we’re huge fans of vintage shopping, yard sales, and clothing swaps (it’s like recycling, but for style!), as well as shopping responsibly when you can.

To help get you started, ModStylist Alyssa put together a look to inspire eco-conscious fashionistas. The ModStylists® provide free, personalized styling and fit advice via phone, chat, and email — if you’re seeking a look to suit your ethical outlook, reach out! They can find you pieces that not only feel good, but do good, too.

First, let’s talk about that adorable outfit ModEmployee Maryellen is modeling! Alyssa picked The Ink and Be Merry Dress not only for its dramatic print and effortless silhouette, but because ethical, eco-friendly processes are central to designer Bel Kazan’s business. Each piece is created by the company’s Balinese employees, who work in flexible, comfortable environments for fair wages. What’s more, Bel Kazan minimalizes waste by donating spare fabric and scraps to be used in anything from baby clothes to pillow stuffing. Maryellen’s accessories also flaunt eco-friendly flair. Made by Mata Traders, the Wooden You Agree? Necklace and Wooden It Be Fun? Earrings feature real wood crafted by hand by women in India and Nepal.

You can also shop our Organic & Eco-Friendly Fashions collection for a slew of styles that feature natural materials or which adhere to Earth-conscious manufacturing processes. Keep an eye out for beloved designers such as Swedish Hasbeens, People Tree, Birkenstock, and many more. Spread the word about planet-pleasing style!

+ How are you celebrating Earth Day?



About Anna

Anna's the kind of don't-take-yourself-too-seriously gal who can spend an evening at Monday Night Raw and then turn around and write about nail designs and glitter with just as much sincere, unadulterated delight. She's a firm believer in cats' ability to see ghosts, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the fact that if she wishes enough, she'll never have to iron again.

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