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I've had a bit of a time finding clothing that is sustainable, preferably organic, and american made in fair facilities while also being attractive (I prefer romantic/soft/chic/lace looks) and in pretty colors (I do not want a wardrobe of all dull colors).

 

And places you know to meet these requirements?


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I consider buying used clothing a sustainable practice, so my suggestion is to search out local consignment stores or shop on ebay/etsy.  New organic clothing is pretty expensive and it still goes through most of the manufacturing processes new conventional cotton clothing goes through.

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I've tried on ebay... seems to be mainly everything is new??? I thought that ebay was for used items, but i don't know, maybe not so much any more. I've searched etsy, but haven't really found what I'm looking for.. seems mainly high fashion or loungey, and I want in the middle!

 

I do think I'll try some trifting this weekend though :)

 


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There is a filter on the left side of the page on Ebay to only see used items. Very useful!


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I'd love to know as well. I only like looking like a hippie sometimes. ;)


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Jute and Jackfruit is a place to start.  Everything they sell is either made in the USA or is fair trade.  Disclaimer:  Its freaking pricey though.  They sell Indigenous Designs though which is my favorite crunchy clothing company.

 

And even though its not an American company I love the stuff at Hessnatur.  There are some very pretty designs there and they often (like now) have free shipping.

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Jute and Jackfruit is a place to start.  Everything they sell is either made in the USA or is fair trade.  Disclaimer:  Its freaking pricey though.  They sell Indigenous Designs though which is my favorite crunchy clothing company.

 



 

Yikes!  Nice clothing but waaay out of my price range :(

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Yikes!  Nice clothing but waaay out of my price range :(

Me too lol!  I'm lucky that Indigenous Designs is local to me and they have a warehouse sale once a year where they practically give stuff away.
 

 

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THANKS!


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