When it comes to shopping eco, you can't get more environmentally friendly than buying vintage. Vintage pieces are undeniably special, don't use any extra resources or materials to make, and coolest of all, they come with the best stories. In honor of Earth Day, we've rounded up 20 fantastic preloved pieces that are sure to refresh your modern wardrobe — even though they've been around for a while. Click through to shop them all now.
Meet Kristen Dickerson, Sophia Hirokawa Lin, and Lori Fox: the stylish trio behind Raven + Lily launched in 2011. Inspired by a joint commitment to humanitarian outreach and empowering disadvantaged women around the world with eco-conscious practices, this Austin, TX-based online boutique offers up a cool, unique selection of bohemian jewelry with a charitable twist. The proceeds benefit the women artisans that handcrafted each piece, funding health care, education, and literacy programs within their respective communities. This is feel-good fashion at its chicest, from a statement tassel necklace and macramé bead earrings to leather-banded wood cuffs and gunmetal chevron-patterned earrings. Click through to find out the story behind our favorite Raven + Lily pieces and snag one for yourself.
While we think every month should be treated like Earth Month, it is important to shine a little extra light on the people, places, and things that go the extra mile to support totally chic, sustainable practices and causes. We've already sung the praises of these 10 feel-good fashion efforts, but it's time to hone in on our favorite April eco finds, let you in on what some brands are up to (Alternative Apparel will plant a tree in your name!), and introduce you to a few initiatives you may not have heard of yet. Keep clicking to soak up all of Earth Month's most fashionable pieces now.
Fashion doesn't just concern itself with what or who you're wearing. The wide network of designers, models, retailers, photographers, and more that make up this stylish industry have banded together to draw attention to important world-impacted issues. It's feel-good fashion at its finest — these special collaborations, fair trade products, eco-friendly elements, and charitable exchanges take care to give back, remain ethical, and promote conscientious business practices, all with a chic-infused spin. TOMS Shoes donates a pair of shoes to a child-in-need for every pair you purchase, Project Paz works with a supercool lineup of designers to create exclusively unique pieces to benefit great organizations around the world, and Rogan partnered up with its sister brand Loomstate to create environ-conscious surf totes. We narrowed it down to 10 chic ways to give back, go green, and more — click through to see all of them.
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