*This is not a sponsored post. The author has received samples to try out, but will not receive any payment so the opinions expressed here are genuine.
We all know the evils of fast fashion–not only the impact of clothing that ends up in the landfill or as microplastics on our oceans but also the human cost of exploitation. While I am prepared to spend a little more for clothing that lasts longer, is sustainable and ethically manufactured, I’m not always sure where to turn when shopping for new items. Green washing is real friends.
These recent wardrobe acquisitions were rigorously researched and then tested for quality. I will be honest, there has been some epic fails. Some items ordered turned out to be manufactured unethically despite assurances to the contrary, while others lacked the kinds of quality you need for sustainability.
Here are a few I have grown to LOVE.
- WAMA Underwear (Editor’s choice)
OK, so this is my ALL TIME favorite. I can’t stress this enough. I ordered the boy shorts underwear, then went back and ordered them again! Hemp is a sustainable and, frankly, delightful fabric. Soft and breathable, they are comfy and cool. I live in these things. From the WAMA website: “We started from scratch creating our unique hemp fabric. We had a rigorous and super long design process because we wouldn’t accept anything less than perfect. For most this would be their first experience with hemp underwear so we obsessed on every detail from the stitches, pattern pieces, colors and overall design. We want everyone’s first experience with hemp underwear to be nothing short of amazing!”
Well, level complete! Can’t wait to see what you guys do next.
2. Encircled Fair Crop Legging
So this was a tough ask. My previous leggings have lasted for five years of constant wear. The manufacturer no longer exists, so I was on the search for a new leggings boo. There were four failed attempts before I found encircled. Made from an ultra-soft, sustainable 4-way stretch Bamboo blend fabric, these leggings are super comfy. Now if they only had pockets….
3. Matt and Nat
So by now you’re thinking I just live in boy shorts and leggings and you wouldn’t be far off, but every now and then I like to clean up good. I love Matt and Nat because they are also vegan with good quality items for those days when you feel fancy. I bought the Milin jacket, but they have a wide range to choose from including shoes and purses.