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2019 Spring/Summer Ethical Shopping Guide

Drew Oxley

2019 SPRING/SUMMER ETHICAL SHOPPING GUIDE

Here is a round up of some of our fav brands this spring! I’m actually really excited about this batch and its got me wanting to shop a little but also dust off some of my spring/summer clothes from last seasons. Who is ready to not be stuck inside for days on end? This shopping guide has some really good basics that could build a perfect summer wardrobe. Also, some of it i didn’t want to share like those jean shorts from AGOLDE (if you are a size 25 do not buy my dreamiest pair of jean shorts so they sell out and i can’t buy them). also that jumpsuit from yireh has my name on it. gotta save up my pennies though, shopping ethically costs money but is totally worth it. buying 1 or 2 things each season that you will wear for years pays off and somewhere i bet there is scientific research that shows shopping ethically and buying less makes you happier. speaking of money PARATIVE tees are all on sale for $12 so there is some ethical shopping that won’t make your spouse or wallet cry. also, for the underwear portion. we didn’t do pictures because it was just pictures of underwear and butts, which is what underwear is. but we figured you could use the links and help yourself to what you need to find. happy spring people. xo, carolyn


SWIMWEAR

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Albion Fit

A fun variety of mix and match tops and bottoms!

Summersalt

A huge variety and is sure not to disappoint.

Beth Richards

This swimsuit pictured here is prob my fav thing I’ve ever seen... or maybe since I had a newborn baby.

Koru Swimwear

Koru is size inclusive which is super bad ass.


SHOES AND SANDELS

Native Shoes

Natives are fun for kicking around and hold up really well at the beach or in the city. Also this pair is only 50 bones.

Nisolo

These Nisolo’s huaraches I prob wouldn’t wear jumping into a pool but would wear them pretty much everywhere else.

Vejas

I HAVE A PAIR OF VEJAS AND IM JEALOUS OF MYSELF WHEN I WEAR THEM.

Freshly Picked

Freshly Picked sneaks are waterproof and seem fun to wear to the park or running from the cops. (hahaha jk only to the park)


WOMEN’S APPAREL

A Golde

These Agolde jean shorts are a summer everyday go to. Pair it w an alternative apparel tank and ur set til the first frost.

Parative

Ya favorite girl’s favorite shirt.

All Parative tees currently on sale for $12!!

Yireh

This Yireh top and bottom set is the one I mentioned earlier. Going to work really hard to save for it even though Drew asked, “would it look as good on a really really pale white girl?” Well Drew... we will find out.

Doen

All of Doen’s goodies make me want to dance. Their stuff is just amazing.

Alternative Apparel

Alternative Apparel is amazing for basics. If you didn’t know, now u do... go check them out!! Also, this tank if u tucked it all the way into high rise jeans would be sooooo good. They should’ve done that for the stock photo...


SKINCARE

Yay for Earth

yayforearth is just one product but if you are only going to have one product this is the one you want.

Herbivore

If packaging could talk Herbivore’s would say I’m the coolest. Also amazing quality and products you’ll buy over and over again.

Origins

Origins has great products and they have been doing what they do for a long time.


UNDERWEAR

All these options are unisex. Not unisex, but have men’s and women’s options.

Everlane. I have some of their underwear and it has held up really well and is so comfortable. No fun prints or super sexy styles but good plain underwear. 

Meundies is the softest thing that will ever touch your behind. SO SO SOFT. And fun prints. 

Organic basics. Seems nice and a great large selection. Can’t speak from experience but seems like some good underpants to me. 

Pact. I also have some of their underwear and was a little underwhelmed at quality but they are a lower price point so I wanted to include them. I also have friends who swear by pact so maybe it’s just me. 


HOME GOODS

West Elm

West Elm is fair trade certified which is awesome because they are huge and offer discounts frequently.

Nest

Super cozy basic and bedding that you won’t need to replace for a long long time

Proud Mary

Proud mary has super cool Moroccan inspired stuff. Take urself a looky.

Coyuchi

A bit expensive but super dreamy stuff!!


MEN’S APPAREL

Patagonia

They’ve been doing amazing work for their employees and the environment longer than any frat boy has been around.

Ebbets

They have a knack for making you wear a hat for a team you’ve never heard of.

KOTN

You could go golfing in this. But I definitely won’t be golfing this summer.

Outdoor Voices

Wear these everywhere and anywhere all summer long.

Parative

Peek-a-boo. All of our tees are currently on sale for $12!