Since I received this hoodie from Miakoda a couple weeks ago, it has become my go-to for morning coziness. Due to its length, it's replaced both my old zip-up (which I stole from my husband) and my bathrobe! I always jump at the chance to swap out two items for one versatile item.
This hoodie is basically a hug incarnate.
There's something timeless (no pun intended) about a well-made watch. I'll be the first to admit that I don't know much about watches, but when my husband (who is far more knowledgable about them) walked by and saw me looking at JORD watches online, he immediately said "Oooh, those are niiice!" He couldn't have been more right.
When it comes to building an intentional wardrobe, the best items to invest in are the ones you'll wear on a daily basis. It's worth taking the time to find basics that are sturdy and comfortable. Even a simple tee can make you feel confident and classy when it's made well. Free Label is a Canadian-based ethical brand that has perfected the art of "basics" in a sustainable way.
I recently learned of Malia Designs and am so inspired by their mission. The brand was formed to increase economic opportunity for women in Cambodia and to support organizations that fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia.
One question I've been getting a lot in regards to ethical fashion is where to find office-appropriate clothing. Whether you work in a traditional office or not, finding a brand that carries classic styles instead of trend-driven pieces is always a win. I'm excited to introduce you to Brass, an ethical brand that is making chic easy (and ethical) for ladies of all body types.
Versatility is one of the most valuable attributes a piece of clothing can have.
Finding items that can be worn multiple ways brings options to your wardrobe without clutter. The Canadian brand Encircled has nailed it when it comes to creating comfortable versatile pieces. When I opened up my package from Encircled and tried on their dressy sweatpants and sleeveless tee I didn't want to take them off.
(So I didn't. I wore them all day!)
These are the sort of clothes that comfy dreams are made of.
The garment industry employees over 60 million people worldwide, and over three quarters of these employees are female. Considering the fact that over 45 million women and girls work in garment production, supporting apparel brands that provide opportunity for women instead of exploiting them is a very practical way to elevate the cause of female empowerment.
In celebration of International Women's Day, I've rounded up 11 brands that are leading the way in empowering women around the globe:
While the practicality of rain boots has made them a closet staple, they've often been excluded from the "stylish" side of our wardrobes due to bulky design or unappealing colors. I've recently met a rain boot that is both functional and stylish... oh, and completely ethical all the way down to the materials they're crafted from.
(Read to the end for a discount code!)
It's always fun to discover a new ethical clothing line, so when Angela (founder of Conrado) reached out to me about collaborating, I was instantly intrigued. Little did I know, this brand would quickly become one of my favorites.
There are so many things that make me excited about Conrado.
There's a quote floating around that says something along the lines of, "You can't empower women in one society by exploiting them in another society." I think that sums it up so well.
What's the point of wearing clothes that preach empowerment if they're produced in oppression?
Fortunately, there is a brand you can support that is truly empowering women in every way.
Although a fresh start can be made anytime of the year, January does possess a certain motivating quality that really gets me excited. For a lot of people, this time of year is the season of getting back in shape after holiday indulgences. Having well-fitting workout clothes that make you feel good about yourself can be key in keeping your motivation up!