Friday, June 21, 2013

Ethical Fashion: Nancy's Gone Green + Discount Code

"We love fashion. But we hate the sweatshops, child labor, harmful chemicals, and pollution that are too often the byproducts of our industry. We believe in protecting our planet and the people who inhabit it."
- Nancy's Gone Green

Since my original post about changing my shopping habits, I have been scouring the web for ethical fashion. It was difficult at first. Some websites looked sketchy. Others offered clothing that made me look like I was ready for Woodstock (small doses is okay, but not head to toe). Several were in the UK, which would require hefty shipping charges. Eventually (and thankfully) I stumbled upon Nancy's Gone Green. A Boston-based mother and daughter team, Nancy and Mary offer a selection of new, used, and restored items that are on trend and ethical. Shipping is free for U.S. and Canadian residents once you hit that $100 mark, which will be very easy to do. Anything under is calculated based on weight, which should put you in the $3-6 range, unless you have purchased something especially heavy.

Shopping for petites
Mary provided two suggestions for petites: (1) Ethos Paris and (2) the pre-loved section. Mary stated that Ethos Paris styles tend to be short-waisted and offers xs options. I purchased the Seneca Organic Cotton Dress in xs to test out the brand. Here are my favorites from Ethos Paris:

iberia colorblock dress, may organic cotton top, seneca dress

In the pre-loved shop you will find many familiar brands such as Banana Republic and LOFT. Your search can be easily narrowed by size. A search for XS/0 will render sizes such as 00P. Items are described in detail and often include measurements. Some examples of what is currently available:

AT dress in size 00, GAP sundress in size 0, LOFT dress in size 00P, BR maxi in size xs

Accessories
A nice item to add to the shopping cart if you want to reach $100 for free shipping is an accessory. There are several unique pieces that would make great gifts for others or yourself.

pambil bracelet, açaí plumb wrap bracelet, braided acai necklace, acai stretch bracelet

black druzy agate pendant, rock 'n' roll band, edwardian feather necklace, abalone ring

Shoes
One line that especially stands out is Neuraura. I notice several options in size 5, and even these black stilettos in a size 4.5. Here are some of my favorite styles offered:

rukh snakeskin vegan flats, mimosa sandals, kasturi peep-toe heels, adin oxford style flats

My order
A big thank you to Mary who gave me quick feedback regarding sizing for some of the pieces in my order! Expect some review posts soon.

sandals by Neuaura, flats by Reneu, seneca dress, organic cotton soy panties, stretch bracelet

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4 comments:

  1. Ooh, can't wait for your reviews, especially the Seneca dress!

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  2. Michelle, you are so diligent with the research! So admirable. :)
    I love the seneca dress and the flats look so comfy. Looking forward to your reviews.

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  3. I'm also looking forward to the reviews! LOL about looking Woodstock :)

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  4. I like that the have shoes too! Some good looking ones to boot.

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