Unpave Paradise
Drawing by Sophie and Lili

Unpave paradise

Last week, in honor of Earth Day, I posted a story on our Instagram (check out "eco-fashion" in our IG highlights if you're interested), and then shared my favorite eco-friendly labels to shop. And, after some dm's with readers about the limited accessibility and high price tags of most ethical clothing, I turned to you all for suggestions on how to do right by Mother Earth without breaking the bank. It was, by far, the most commented on a story I've ever done - which, exciting! I also learned so much from you all.

The perils of fast fashion and the waste produced at luxury fashion houses (one example: companies BURN millions of articles of clothing each year which is more damaging to our earth than coal or gas!) are real. And, as consumers, it's really up to us to use the power of our wallets to effect change whenever we can.

So, I took what I learned from you last week, and created a collaborative Google Doc of eco-friendly brands to shop that I'm excited to share with you today. On this evolving list, you can find names of brands broken down by women's, men's, children's and home. There's plus-sized options, baby, and even swimwear options on the list! Please note, it's a work in progress, and we'd love to keep adding and editing it. Just send me a message if you have a recommendation. And, as always, thank you for being part of this community! xo Rachelle

LF's Sustainable Shopping List