The ethical fashion journey can be tough and frustrating, but finding friends along the way is a treasure like no other.
Today I want to introduce you to my friend Amanda.
Amanda started her ethical fashion journey about a year ago. After attending a Noonday Collection party, Amanda started to learn about fair trade and ethical purchasing. Soon she found a calling for a deeper role in ethical fashion.
“I began as a Noonday Ambassador because I wanted to use my voice to create a positive impact for others. I attended a Noonday trunk show… and began to learn about fair-trade and ethical purchasing. I started reading blogs, like this one, and learned that I have choices with what I buy. I can no longer contribute to fast fashion or unjust labor and be comfortable with it. I want my purchases to be purposeful and contributing to the well-being of others.”
“The decision to become an Ambassador was because I wanted to connect with people locally to empower them to also make purchases that will impact others in a positive way. Noonday Collection is working to create actual solutions to combat injustices around the world by providing opportunity for sustainable income. Being a part of something that is allowing families to rise out of poverty, women to rise out of trafficking, children to receive education…this is something that is worth my time.”
My favorite thing about Noonday is the way it combines friendship and fair trade. While initially I was skeptical about the home party business model, I’m finding that Noonday Collection can be a beautiful way to support each other as we seek an ethical lifestyle.
Love the Noonday look? Amanda is giving away this lovely pendant necklace to one of you! To enter, visit Amanda’s Noonday page and view her collection, then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite accessory or piece of jewelry! Entries accepted through Monday, June 27, 2016. Open to US residents only.