A month ago, in honor of Fashion Revolution Week, I had planned on posting a quick vintage/ethical/sustainable look. But time flew, I had to prepare my month long trip to Switzerland and took longer than expected to select and edit the pictures of this session. But better late than never, right?
I usually work from home, so I tend to value comfort over... anything else. And layering is a part of it.
When I'm not working on my laptop on the couch in the living room, I sit/stand at my desk, and get cold pretty easily, so I have a cool collection of ponchos and cardigans or even a blanket, a look Octave rightfully nicknamed my Game of Thrones look.
But on that day I felt like showing you a couple of my latest acquisitions.
I got this pair of (mom) jeans on sale at American Apparel. They were made in the USA, the brand's motto is "sweatshop free".
I had been looking for a pair of Swedish clogs for some time, but did not want Swedish Hasbeens. I had been following Johan on Instagram for some time and finally showed up in Portland's cutest secret shop one day after a ceramics session. I met Laura there, tried on many items and came back home with a complete summer wardrobe, all vintage, except for the clogs which are individually made by fifth generation shoe makers in Sweden!
Finally, I got this top on sale too as a treat for my birthday at my friend Kara's shop, Field Trip. It's handmade by Aubrey Vandals in Encinitas, California.
I'm feeling pretty good about the impact of the production of these items, the brands and people that create them and, last but not least, how they all work together.
Side note: My resolutions are going strong, I haven't dyed my hair for the last 6 months #willpower
Also, I'd love to hear about your favorite artists, ethical & green brands and, of course your favorite shops featuring local goods, wherever you live. Please share them in the comments!
Unless provided, the origin of the items showcased in my looks will not be disclosed as I may no longer share the values of the brands from which I purchased them. I highly recommend you to look for an alternative in my shop, look for similar items in second hand shops or, if you're talented and/or motivated, make your own! Pictures by Octave Zangs for Conscious by Chloé.