My Ethical Shopping Spree

As I get closer to our departure date to the US, I begin one of the important parts of  my preparation for the trip, online shopping!

I’m not big on fashion and cloth shopping, but there are certain brands I like that are not available here. One of these brands is PrAna, which I love for their designs, but most importantly for their ethical standards, sustainability practices and social responsibility.

For a while now, I have been thinking about minimizing my closet and having only items that I love and feel good about, and then this idea came up, What if everything I wear is ethical and responsibly made?

That, I know, will not be an easy goal, especially that the local market will not provide me many choices. Since I was already on the quest of online shopping, I decided to search for brands that are ethical, and what I found was absolutely amazing. 

So here are the brands I ended up placing an order from, I will have to wait a week or so to find out if my purchases were a success.

Sseko Designs 

Here is the inspiring story of Sseko Designs. Knowing that the shoes I’m wearing and bag I’m carrying are made by women who are working to earn money for their collage education will be completely different from any shoes or bag I use.

The Root Collective

I really hope I love these shoes made by Otto 🙂

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My Sister

My Sister provides funding for non-profits fighting sex trafficking, employ survivors and raising awareness throughout the US and overseas. My Sister’s slogan, My Sister Lives Free, is a beautiful reminder that we are all in this together and every woman is my sister.

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INDIGENOUS

INDIGENOUS asks us to “Shop today for clothes made with the people and the planet in mind.”

While this was enough motivation for me to place an order, what really got me excited to do so was their The Fair Trace Tool™. Each item has a QR code that, when scanned, provides information about the artisan who made it, origin geographical map and social impact data. Now, how cool is that!!

PrAna

I have been shopping from prAna for years now, I love every piece and even after years of wash and wear, they are still in a good shape.

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 The goal of buying only ethical and sustainable is not an easy one, but shopping with a conscious is doable. It means thinking twice before buying any item, and asking the questions; do I need it?, where it comes from? can I find a better choice?

 I believe in doing the best I can with the resources I have, I will take it one item at a time, it is not an either this or nothing. As long as I’m mindful about what I’m buying, then I’m on the right track.

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