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Effortless [ethical] spring fashion

MZ Spring Fashion

This outfit is perfect for spring because of the light layers and its ability to get you from the office to happy hour without batting an eye. I love this look for its understated palette, comfort factor, and eye catching accessories. I also love that all the brands featured in here are either sustainable and/or fair trade or locally made. Let me explain.

The Mia Skirt by Amour Vert features a flattering chevron pattern and A-line skirt in comfy cotton. Amour Vert believes that women shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for sustainability. They always employ a zero-waste design philosophy and use only organic and sustainable fabrics along with low  impact dyes.  This skirt was made in California.

This perfectly distressed jean jacket by Nudie jeans is just-the-right cover up if the day chills off and the organic cotton denim balances the softness of the rest of the outfit. Nudie strives to produce denim in an environmentally, but also socially responsible way. This includes every step of the production, to the finished product being handed to customers over the counter at the retailer.

Julie Bee’s ballet flat is crafted with eco-friendly Italian leather with recycled backs. I love the simplicity and the statement of the cream against the black heel. Ethically handcrafted in Atlanta.

The Wintermute Gold Glasses by Westward Leaning are verging on futuristic yet perfectly on trend with mirrored gold lenses and  sophisticated black frames and 100% UVA/UVB protection. The frames are all hand-made in Japan, and Westward Leaning then integrates all the unique material in their San Francisco office.

The Compass Stack Rings and the Tasman Necklace by Nettie Kent are handmade in Brooklyn by Nettie herself. The beautiful lapis stone in the necklace was bought from an old Colorado, then crushed and set in the bronze. The blue of the stone creates a bit of eye-popping color, while the compass rings perfectly mimic the necklaces shape. Kent’s organic forms, unique designs and her ethical approach to jewelry making emphasizes sustainable design and sourcing recycled materials.

The Isablel Gray and Cream Diamond Purse by Manos Zapotecas is the perfectly bag to finish the ensemble. All MZ bags are handwoven in Oaxaca, expertly finished with leather trimming and handles and are certified fair trade to ensure the weavers receive a fair wage, and support throughout the process.

Many of these items were selected from Modavanti, a great website that curated a stylish and sustainable selection of ethically produced and environmentally conscious brands.

There are more and more options every day for selecting ethically made pieces that also make you look great.

 

 

 

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