"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:
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:
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.
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.