Looking for Fair Trade clothing? These ModCloth dresses are not only Fair Trade, but they are also cute as well. You need to check them out.
Even if you are new you can likely gather from the blog’s name that I love retro things and the environment. My love of fashion doesn’t always fit with the environmental part. Sure vintage clothing is very environmentally friendly and that’s my favorite, but I also enjoy new vintage-inspired clothing.
The clothing industry creates a lot of pollution and is not always terribly ethical. Sweatshops are commonplace and people are exposed to toxic chemicals every day. Leather, for example, is causing massive pollution and human rights issues in Bangladesh. This is one reason I don’t buy new leather. And it’s not just cheap fashion that is a problem. Even designer fashion has human rights and pollution issues.
I’m not perfect when it comes to clothing. I try to at least buy natural fibers and avoid leather and petroleum-based fibers. It would be better if I always chose made-in-the-USA or Fair Trade dresses. I try to but this is not always easy with my style.
However, I do try and in my opinion, that’s what matters. If we each shifted just part of our clothing budget to more ethical and environmental choices it would make a huge difference. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing.
Thankfully ModCloth is combining my love of vintage-inspired fashion and my desire for ethical and environmentally friendly clothing. They not only have some great made in the USA brands, they even have some Fair Trade and organic pieces. These are some of the pieces they currently have available.
ModCloth adds new pieces every day and the Fair Trade options also change frequently. They also have a great selection of vegan-friendly shoes and made in the USA clothing.
More Ways to Find Sustainable Vintage-Inspired Clothing
The most sustainable and ethical thing we can do when it comes to clothing is to not buy more or buy used. Another great option is clothing rental.
We often think about clothing rental as just something you do to get formal clothing for events but you can actually rent everyday clothing. It’s something I’ve done for about half a decade.
You can even rent clothing from brands like ModCloth or another great vintage-inspired brand Unique Vintage. The clothing rental service Gwynnie Bee offers a great selection of modern clothing and vintage-inspired pieces. This would be another way to get these pieces with less impact on the environment and in a more ethical way.