I know it’s hard to tell but this sweater is navy, not black. Actually, I wore it in Atlanta and everyone was shocked that I was NOT wearing black. Fine. I wear black all the time. I like it. But I also like this navy. It’s like black, but softer. And I have no problem wearing this with black pants, etc.
This sweater though. I’ve decided that I prefer Acne Studios for sweaters; they’re always a hit on me. The shapes fit me better than most other brands (Everlane…): they’re boxy & drapey, but with long slim sleeves, and if I get the right size, they’re a great length on me (usually slightly cropped).
Acne may not be a company many would consider entirely “ethical,” but I would beg to differ. Acne Studios aims to produce all products “as responsibly as possible.” The company has also been evaluated by the Fair Wear Foundation since 2009, was found to have 92% of their supply chain under monitoring, and considered a “leader” in their performance category:
This category is for affiliates who are doing exceptionally well, and are operating at an advanced level. Leaders show best practices in complex areas such as living wages and freedom of association.
Read through the Fair Wear Foundation’s report on Acne when you have a chance, it’s fascinating, and very thorough. I wish Everlane was so transparent….