The system of laundry baskets we currently use leaves our dirty laundry on full display in our bedroom. I've been craving something that keeps all the socks + underwear a little bit more disguised...and also adds a little warmth to the space. These fairly traded baskets are made by artisans in Ghana using native grasses (+ are on my wish list- maybe just two will be enough).
I still appreciate the tomboy style of Madewell. They offer a few denim pieces that are made in a fair-trade factory...including these white shorts + denim overalls. Anthropologie offers a few made-in-the-USA pieces....including these linen overalls. These pieces are pretty classic, and I can imagine wearing them on repeat for years to come. A myriad of secondhand pieces from each of these brands can be found online (try eBay or Poshmark).
Everyday Oil is one of those brands that has stuck to doing one thing with great care (which I love). With the advent of Covid-19, they decided to make hand sanitizer using 100% plant based ingredients. I had no qualms about ordering some of this as soon as I heard about it...and I kid you not...I could wear it as perfume! The scent is amazing!
A few of the fair brands that I loved in the late 90's are still out there making lovely linen pieces. CP Shades has been making their lovely pieces in their own San Francisco factory (now powered solely by renewable energy) for over 40 years. Flax has made their pieces in the same worker-owned factories in Lithuania for over 25 years. Cut Loose makes their pieces in San Francisco, where they began selling at craft fairs in the 70's. (Again, secondhand pieces from these brands can be found on the sites above + also on Etsy.) The current ethical fashion favorites have surely taken quite a bit of style inspiration from these longstanding ethical trailblazers.
All lovely photos via links.