The Essentials of Green Living- Part 3: Clothing and Accessories

The struggle to find fashionable items to wear and supporting something that follows your personal ethics and morals can seem like a challenge. Luckily in this day and age, we are seeing more and more companies following these standards. We are also seeing big companies offer even a portion of products that follow those standards. This is a great time we are living in! In my almost two decades of living this lifestyle, it has evolved so much to where I can purchase clothing and accessories that are organic, fair trade, adorable and not a fortune.

Ethical fashion is the recognition that there are human beings behind the clothes we wear.

When trying to decide what companies you want to support or what items to purchase, follow these guidelines to help you make those decisions. Luckily, many of these companies have the logos for each of these very clearly posted so you can see at a glance that the company or product follows your ethics!

Fair Trade- Fair trade guarantees fair prices, living wages and community benefits for farmers, workers and their families in developing countries. Education, health care and environmental sustainability all benefit from Fair trade, and workers benefit from improved, humane working conditions. (

B Corp- Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. (