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A little minimalist, a lotta maximalist. All sustainablist. The Anti-Gift Guide: Spending the holidays with less stuff & more joy ⤵️

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY brand 25/100 @warpweftworld is one of my new obsessions. Inclusive sizing (US 00-24), cute styles, maternity, petites, men’s, and kids, and every pair is under $100!! Link in bio. :)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Warp + Weft makes their jeans in the US, and they use a heavier weight fabric that has stretch but doesn’t look like stretch- you know what I mean? They run true to size, but if you are in between, I’d size down. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I ordered 5 pairs to check out in the name of science. :) The JFK skinny is your perfect mid/high rise basic skinny and comes in 16 (!) different colorways. My second fav was the camo skinny jogger - I don’t know why, a 30 y/o woman should probably not be wearing camo jogger pants, but they were irresistible!! I liked the straight fit and wide leg pants, and would probably size down to get a little more body line if I tried them again in the future. But that’s just me, I like my jeans painted on. ;)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you order them (especially the curve, petite, maternity, men’s or kids lines!) let me know what you think!! I’m always interested to see how garments fit different bodies. Once a tailor, always a tailor!! 💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ethicallymade #capsulewardrobe #ethicalblogger #shopethical #minimalstyle ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #greenfashion #sustainablebrand #sustainablestyle #ecofriendlyfashion #sustainablefashion #sustainableluxury #buylesschoosewell #fashionrevolution #ethicalootd #slowfashionblogger #slowfashion #consciousfashion #consciousclothing #secondhandfirst #ecofashion #ethicalfashion #whomademyclothes #ecoluxury ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #fallcapsulewardrobe #responsiblymade #minimaliststyle #fairfashion #fashrev

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY brand 24/100 @thecanoshoe is launching a line of veggie tanned leather shoes, fair trade artisan made in Mexico, that will be equipped with NFC chips. . . Anyone who orders a pair will be able to download an app & track their shoes' supply chain from beginning to end!! . . @thecanoshoe is currently accepting preorders for their new chipped line via Kickstarter, and for the next 48 hours, the shoes are 30% off! . . Maybe I should have lead with this - the shoes are supes cute! Swipe through to check out their Chelsea boots, huaraches & loafers. Kickstarter link is in my stories and on my blog (link in bio). . . #IwearCANO #CANOxKickstarter at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY Brands 22 & 23/100: @cleobella blouse & @amurofficial skirt, both via @renttherunway. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cleobella makes a beautiful boho line of clothing and bags in Bali, providing a sustainable income to their workers. They also give a percent of sales to empower women in SE Asia through Care.org. . . AMUR is an incredible line made in NYC, and to me the perfect example of sustainable luxury. This skirt is one of the simplest pieces from the fall line - it is filled with unexpected separates (a glenplaid bustier paired with a strong shoulder blouse and giant glenplaid bell bottoms), sumptuous eveningwear, and romantic separates for day that incorporate artisan handwork. . . Amur reminds me of why I love fashion - the beauty, the escapism, the pure joy that I get from wearing a gorgeously crafted piece. Amur reminds me that sustainable fashion can simply be fashion. ❤️ . . 📸 @annarasmussendesign at Olin Park

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Hi friends! I made a SUSTAINABLE DENIM section on my site - lots of great brands are up & I’ll be adding more! Men’s Denim page coming soon! LINK IN BIO!💛👖 . . —————— #FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY: Faux better or faux worse? . . As I walked past @hofnyc House of Fluff’s closed storefront for the thousandth time (they’re not closed, they just have the most batshit store hours) I couldn’t help but wonder - is faux fur the answer? . . House of Fluff gets points for producing high quality, gorgeous faux fur coats at a fair trade factory in New York, but most of the faux furs available right now are petroleum derived - which means they are plastics. They’re not biodegradable, and oil has to be drilled to make them. . . Unpopular opinion - at the moment, a more environmentally friendly option might actually be to shop for a vintage fur. Many are actually quite cheap, and most furriers offer restyling services if you want to have a fur reshaped or dyed to suit your taste. . . Still - ever optimistic, I’m certain that non-petroleum faux fur options will be developed that are earth-friendly & animal friendly. ♻️🐇🌎 at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY: Brand 21/100 @lifeafterdeathdenim makes denim in LA from recycled and sustainable materials, and they don’t use any chemicals in the wash process. The buttons are made from an old motor can, and the coordinating jacket they sent is an upcycled army pop tent. (Swipe to see the jacket.) . . LADD was one of the first companies to reach out to me when I started focusing my gram on sustainability, and I had never been gifted anything for insta purposes before! I was terrified that I was going to muffin top out of the jeans & have no idea what to do. (I actually still don’t know the answer to this question... plz comment if you have a solution to this highly possible hypothetical!!) . . The jeans arrived, and when I opened the packaged, they looked tiny. My stomach sank as I tried to wriggle into them and imagined them stopping at my hip - wait, the fabric was just folded - I did one last squat-lunge, zipped them up, and turned to look in the mirror. I had been gifted not only the perfect pair of jeans, but a cute insta 🍑. . . They immediately became my irl favorite jeans for the high rise that is actually a high rise and hits perfectly at my natural waist, while still allowing room for sitting and cookies. The fabric is sturdy, with just the tiniest amount of stretch, so they never stretch out between washes. They look on trend in NY (land of baggy and boyfriend jeans rn) and they also look on trend in Wisconsin (still wearing skinny jeans). I love them. 💛💛 at Madison, Wisconsin

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The temp is dropping here in Madison, but the sun has finally come out and it really feels like fall! . . Still crushing on this @christydawn dress! 😍 Link in my bio for $30 off. at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY: Brand 20/100 @emroces makes zero waste swimwear from Econyl, a fabric made from recycled fishing nets. The bathing suits are cut from a tessellated pattern to eliminate fabric scraps. Such a cool idea!! She also makes high waisted bikinis for adults but this little pumpkin was so fierce I couldn’t resist! #SLAY at Madison, Wisconsin

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CALLING ALL BORED MINIMALISTS! I wrote you a blog post about how to mix up your outfits & love your clothes again, no shopping required! . . This is how I want to spend the weekend - curled up on my fave $5 chair with a Neil Gaiman book. Featuring #FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY brand 19/100 @larelaxed tee that is so buttery soft! at Madison, Wisconsin

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The best part of Instagram is the people. It sometimes amazes me how personal and cozy this platform feels - I feel like I’m having a fantastic conversation with a lot of people in my living room. Anyway, I bring this up because this photo Anne & Elrike posted is giving me major feels! It makes me want to be on a rooftop or a fire escape or a dock somewhere having a beer with my favorite people. 💛 . . Anne & Elrike share a fantastic account about sustainable fashion, @fair_friday, and Anne is wearing a gorgeous red dress from #FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY: Brand 18/100 @sisterhoodthe ! . . The Sisterhood has a fun, retro-sexy aesthetic a little like @Reformation a couple years ago - slip dresses, vintagey blouses and cute babydoll tees. They pay fair wages, ensure safe working conditions, work to reduce waste, and package their garments in recycled materials. ♻️

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Goal today: stay in bed but make it Fashion. 💅🏻 at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY: Brands 16 &17/100 @aliceandwhittles rain boots and @jasonwu sweater. . . Alice & Whittles is my favorite kind of sustainable brand - I saw these boots in a shop in Soho, fell in love with them, and THEN found out that they’re good for the earth. . . A&W makes their boots from natural rubber harvested in Sri Lanka, they pay a living wage all the way down their supply chain, and they have an awesome 5/5 “Great” rating from the Good on You app. AND THE BOOTS ARE CUTE. Nothing else matters if the boots aren’t cute, amirite?? Also - LAUREN10 if you want 10% off. :) . . Jason Wu is the Clint Eastwood of sustainability - not shouting it about it in press releases, just making the best g-d garments from the finest Italian and French fabrics, and manufacturing everything in NYC. I hope he also grumpily shoos kids off his stoop but then gives them a meaningful head nod when they help an old lady across the street. I digress. . . Because I can’t resist giving you a little bad news whenever I give you good news - manufacturing in the EU isn’t actually always a good thing. A lot of high end designers have their artisans do piece work, meaning the artisans will take work home and then get paid by the completed unit. The New York Times recently reported that home workers in Italy received as little as 1-2 euro per hour, when 5-7 euro would be considered minimum wage. See my story for the full article. . . ^^”Wow, thanks for the doom and gloom, Lauren” Whatever, it’s October and I’m feeling spooky. We can force change by voting with our dollars & by asking for info! You guys are already doing good just by looking for sustainable and ethical brands. Just keep making smart decisions and together we’ll change the world. 💚🌎🌿 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ at Madison, Wisconsin

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There’s a moment in every girl’s life when she gets to walk through tall grass in a cute dress - my moment finally came. 💃🏼🌾 . #FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY Brand 15/100 @ChristyDawn makes beautiful boho dresses from deadstock fabric, produced beginning to end in LA. Did you know that LA is the largest clothing manufacturing market in the US? I just learned that the other day from the @consciouschatter podcast!! . 📸 @maxgoldbergphotos at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY Brand 14/100 @wyattandjack cracks me up every time I see them on my feed! Wyatt & Jack take retired floaties - unicorns, bananas, flamingos, everything! - and transform them into adorable and sometimes hilarious totes, drybags, and fanny packs. Someday, when my floatie Humphrey Boshark passes on, I hope he can have a second life at W&J! #inflatableamnesty They also make their scraps into earrings and “confetti” that jiggles around in decorative pockets, so the process is fully zero waste! 💛🎉 at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY Brand 13/100 @aceandjig makes dresses, skirts, and jumpsuits from their spectacular original textiles. Ace & Jig’s designs are seasonless and zero waste! All of their fabric scraps become a part of the Ace & Jig community quilt program - participants receive a bag of scraps, which they sew into a quilt square. You can check out the squares at @aceandjigcommunityquilt at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY: Brand 12/100 @Akoma1260 makes tailored separates in unforgettable African prints. Their line brings me pure joy!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every piece is created from handmade African textiles and manufactured by artisans in Colombia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you love this print, go check out their blazers! Your closet will never be the same! 🧡💛💚❤️ at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY: Brand 12/100 @byTiMo . . Oslo- based ByTiMo makes romantic bohemian dresses and whimsical sweaters from natural fibers in factories that pay living wages. They recycle the water used to color their fabrics, support women’s crisis centers in Oslo, and give away presents at Christmas. 🌿👯‍♀️💦 . . I had a good feeling about this dress when I ordered it from @renttherunway - but in a funny way. Like “I’m not sure that I think this is pretty, but I know I want to put it on”. And I love it. I think I’m in love with the whole line. I had been having a difficult time lately, figuring out what I wanted my style to grow into, and I think I just found it. This. 💛 . . @bytimo dress from @renttherunway paired with v old boots from @shopbop that will never die, especially not because I have an awesome cobbler now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ at Madison, Wisconsin

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#FALLintoSUSTAINABILITY: Brand 11/100 @Nisolo produces gorgeous shoes, accessories and jewelry from veggie tanned leather in fair trade, ethical factories across South America. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vegetable tanned leather is much kinder to tannery workers, the environment, and the surrounding community than traditional chromium tanned leather, so if you want to purchase a new leather product, this is the way to go. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nisolo has a lean product line - maybe 8 or so styles of shoes and up to 3 colorways each (and cute bags & backpacks!) - and they really nail that minimalist hipster aesthetic. I say that in the most loving way possible. 💛 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just a heads up - several of the shoes I ordered to check out had leather soles. This is generally considered a sign of quality, however, it does make them delicate in inclement weather. Swap them out for rain boots on a wet commute & you’ll be able to enjoy them for a good long time.💦👞🤦🏼‍♀️💛 . . . #greenfashion #sustainablebrand #sustainablestyle #reducereuserecycle #ecofriendly #ecofriendlyfashion #discoverunder10k #fashioninspo #sustainablefashion #sustainableluxury #sustainableliving #buylesschoosewell #fashionrevolution #fashionrev #slowfashionblogger #slowfashion #consciousfashion #consciousclothing #secondhandfirst #ecofashion #ethicalfashion #whomademyclothes #remakeourworld🌎 #greenluxury #ethicalluxury #ecoluxury #sustainabledesign #ecoconscious #wastefreeplanet at Madison, Wisconsin

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