Dropping temperatures can make winter one of the toughest seasons for fashion.
Balancing style and warmth is no easy task. While some mom jeans and a crop top may be stylish, it won’t keep you warm this season.
Another aspect that many people forget is where these clothes are coming from. Were they manufactured in an ethical factory? Were the materials responsibly sourced? Was everyone involved in the creation process paid fairly: from the designers, to the labourers, to the sellers.
While many will say that it’s not the first thing you think of when buying clothes, it is a very important thing to consider. Exploitation of workers around the world is happening constantly, and highly-developed companies and countries are turning a blind eye.* Ethical clothing often costs more, but this can be attributed to the fact that everyone involved in the process is being paid fairly.
It can be challenging to know exactly where your clothes are coming from, and who was involved in that journey. The fact is, no one wants to be wearing a sweatshop sweatshirt, but it happens more than you think. So to help you wear the warmest, most stylish, and totally ethical trends this winter, I’ve compiled some of the best winter fashion items, all from ethical clothing companies.
To shop these styles and others, visit their websites:
*To learn more about why ethical fashion is so important, check out this article by FashionHedge, and other articles on their website.