It is such an exciting challenge to find ethically made goods! It is beautiful to learn about the people, the companies, the clothing, the sources, and the materials that create the ethical fashion and goods industry. Ethically made goods are some of the best gifts you can give. Not only does your purchase often support small companies, ethical goods are made to last.
Buying ethically made goods is a statement of intent of your support for the men and women who struggle to receive just wages and the opportunity to work in favorable conditions. When we purchase a good we give consent and support to the company and how they make their products. Purchasing from ethical companies, instead of fast fashion companies, is a signal to those fast fashion companies that there needs to be a change in the way they make their products. There needs to be a change in the way they treat their workers. Buying ethically made goods starts the conversation, and lets these other companies know that their workers are worth listening to.
I’ve listed some of my favorite gift options for the special women in your life (or for yourself!) from beautiful ethical companies. Each item you purchase has a life and a story behind it. Please consider purchasing from small businesses, local businesses, and ethical and sustainable businesses this Valentine’s Day.