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#WhoMadeYourClothes?

When it comes to living more sustainably, many of us think about eating more organic foods, walking more, and taking two minute showers (all of which are important!), but we often forget to think about what we wear and how our love of cheap, industrially-produced clothing is polluting our beautiful planet. We often don’t think about the thousands of men, women and children who work for hours with little or no pay for the dress our friends think is “cute”.

Make an effort to buy less clothes, or take a “fast” from buying new clothes at all! If a special occasion calls for a new outfit or accessory, buy from fair trade brands like People TreeEverlane, PACT Apparel, Krochet Kids Intl., Alternative Apparel and FEED, or purchase used, reclaimed clothing online or at your local thrift store.

if you are looking for the perfect dress to say "I do" in, make sure you say yes to the fair trade dress! There are many companies out there that are proud of not only how their dresses look, but also how they are MADE. Some of our favourite brands are Celia Grace, Reformation, Leila Hafzi and Wear Your Love.

If you need to buy an outfit or an item in a rush, check out the Fashion Transparency Index before you head to the check out counter. Brands like Zara, Puma, H&M and Levi Strauss & Co are good places to start.

And remember to always ask #whomadeyourclothes