Everlane ryan muscle tank | medium
Kowtow organic cotton cardigan | grey sold out, black version at Garmentory
Goldsign Virtual high-rise jeans
No6 Clogs | mine are several years old…
Admonish Leather tote | sold out, similar styles available, I know who made it, he’s my friend 🙂
Pardon the late posting today, but I spent the morning at the dentist, specifically the ENDODONTIST, because I need a root canal. Next Monday. I’m not in any pain or anything now, but my issues a few months ago were directly related to this, and my regular dentist just couldn’t see the problem yet. Anyway, no big deal, but after that I needed a lunch date with my friend, so I didn’t get this posted as early as I like to in the morning.
Back to fashion revolution week, and #whomademyclothes today:
Everlane – Everlane may have its growing pains, but I give them HUGE credit for pioneering the “radical transparency” movement; on each product page you find pricing details, and the “true cost” of each piece. They’re also transparent about each of the factories they use, the relationships they have with them, and the people who work there.
Kowtow – Kowtow is a New Zealand company producing most of their items in India. Nearly every piece is fair trade organic cotton, an inherently sustainable fiber, and they take modern, sustainable style seriously (the pieces are SO GOOD!).
Goldsign – Denim is an issue I honestly haven’t paid enough attention to. Mostly because I know what I’ll find when I dig deep, and I’m not sure I want to! Denim is VERY VERY VERY water intensive, and synthetic indigo dyes are derived from coal tar and toxic chemicals. I know nothing about the dyes used by Goldsign, or any other denim brands I own, nor do I have a lot of faith that they’re trying to conserve water. High-end denim IS made in the US, though, which is better than denim brands made in China or Bangladesh. But still…I should make more of an effort to buy denim made from organic cotton and/or natural indigo dyes, or just buy black denim….but as I’ve mentioned before, I’ve not found any sustainable denim I like enough to wear/buy it.
No6 – This was true years ago when I dug into it, but I believe No6 is still made by Sven, of Sven’s Clogs. They are handmade to order in New York and last FOREVER. These wedges are many years old and still in great shape. The staples sometimes come loose, but I just tap them back in. Lighter colors don’t look so pretty after a couple of years, though, which is why I don’t really wear my taupe open-toed clogs much lately. That, and I’m just not as into clogs as I used to be.
Admonish – Actually I know very well who made my bag – the designer makes them himself and he’s been a friend for many years. That’s the best thing, I think, knowing first hand who makes your stuff. Sometimes I wish we could get back to that for everything, really, although I know that’s not realistic. I’d love to be able to buy handmade furniture, get all my food from local farms, etc., but a lot of things prohibit that at the moment, so I do what I can.
Your turn! What are you wearing today? Who made your bag & shoes?