Love Justly Favorites

I received a product from Love Justly for review. All opinions are my own, and no other compensation was received.

Last week I shared a bit about Love Justly and how they are making sustainable fashion more affordable. Today I’m excited to share some of my favorite picks from their current collection.

Teshi Trousers from MadeFair — These classic cropped trousers are made from bamboo and created by sustainable London brand Komodo. Pair these with a Breton-stripe shirt and black flats for a chic Parisian look. $48.

Suede Loafers from Sseko — Crafted in Ethiopia, these beautiful loafers are made in an Ethiopian-owned factory from locally sourced materials. The Sseko brand seeks to provide economic opportunities and financial support for higher education in their partner communities. $63.

Arielle Tee from Elegantees — This graceful twist-front shirt is handmade by female artisans in Nepal who have escaped human trafficking. Pair this versatile, easy-to-wash top with slacks for a sleek look at work. $25.

 

V Earrings from VK Designs — These edgy, sterling silver earrings are handcrafted in Portland, Oregon using fairmined silver from Peru. An easy way to add statement to a classic outfit. $55.

 

 

Hem Cuff Shorts from Liz Alig — Amp up your warm-weather style with the gorgeous texture of these shorts. These beautiful, woven designs are handmade at a women’s cooperative in Guatemala that provides employment and economic opportunities to local families. $40.

Kimono Dress from Symbology — This bold wrap dress from Symbology is hand-printed by female artisans in India. Pair it with heels for a night out or sandals for a breezy resort look. $72.

 

Looking for more outfits? A few of my other favorites include the Lily Paige boots, the Liz Alig woven dress, and the MadeFair infinity scarf. And remember to sign up for the Love Justly mailing list to hear about their newest styles!

 

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Bargain Hunter Alert: Ethical Outlet Love Justly

I received a dress from Love Justly in exchange for a brand review. All opinions are my own. This post also includes referral links to support this site. 

Dress: Symbology via Love Justly | Jeans: Hudson USA via Nordstrom Rack | Boots: Justin Boots | Earrings: Noonday Collection | Necklace: Noonday Collection | Cuff: Branded Collective

When I talk with friends about sustainable fashion options, cost is an issue that comes up again and again. I love supporting fair fashion brands by purchasing items at full price, but that’s not always an option with my budget.

I come from a long line of bargain hunters and was raised with a healthy appreciation of outlet malls and discount sales. Shopping ethically has meant letting go of how much I can buy for how little, focusing instead on quality and manufacturing techniques.

But can I have it both ways? Can my passion for ethical style allow room for a good sale? Ethical outlet site Love Justly says yes! Love Justly has combined a commitment to ethical fashion with bargain-shopping fun to make sustainable clothing more accessible for everyone.

I have long been an admirer of Symbology Clothing’s beautiful tunics and dresses, but their styles usually fall a bit beyond what I can spend. With Love Justly, I can find Symbology’s beautiful styles from past seasons at half price.

Love Justly makes fair fashion more affordable for budget-conscious shoppers, but their business model also benefits the brands they carry. While sustainable companies have fewer seasons than fast fashion, they occasionally need to clear out old inventory as they bring in the new. Love Justly provides a home for that inventory, taking it straight to consumers at discounted prices.

Shopping at Love Justly is like finding your favorite discount rack without the crowds. Pieces are available in limited quantities and sizes, but new inventory is constantly rotated through the site as more items are added.

One of my favorite things about the Love Justly dress I’m wearing here is the versatility. When I add an item to my closet, I need it to be a workhorse I can wear in several ways. I love this dress as a casual piece with jeans or leggings, but it also makes a wonderful date night dress when I add a belt and sandals.

I’m excited about Love Justly’s mission as they prolong the life of these beautiful, fairly made pieces. With brands such as Sseko, Ten Thousand Villages, Elegantees, and Passion Lillie, Love Justly offers a variety of products and styles that is expanding each month.

Check out Love Justly’s offerings and sign up for their email list to see how you can add beautiful, affordable, ethically made fashion to your closet. Shop responsibly, friends!

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Any Style, Any Price: Vegan Shoes for Every Occasion

 

Vegan Shoes

 

We’re finishing up our vegan series today with a round-up of cruelty-free shoe brands. While vegan brands are known for animal-friendly products, most of the companies I found seek to be kind to their workers and the environment as well.

From top left:

1. Heeled Bootie from Will’s Vegan Shoes: This stunning shoe is designed in the UK and manufactured in Portugal. Company staff visit the factory each year to verify working conditions and quality. $99.

2. Everly Shoe from Vegetarian Shoes: Seeking to make shoes that are animal-friendly AND people-friendly, Vegetarian Shoes uses factories across the European Union that comply with EU labor standards.  These faux-suede brogues are a lovely retro twist on booties. $81.

3. Chelsea Boot from Will’s Vegan Shoes: A classic Chelsea boot. Will’s Vegan Shoes is PETA-certified vegan, meaning the company has signed PETA’s statement of assurance that their designs are completely free of animal products. $99.

4. Strappy Sandal from Bhava Studio:  Crafted in Spain from cork and Italian faux-leather, these sandals pass Bhava’s “NYC test-drive” for all-day comfort. $229.

5. Sandals from Nae: Made of eco-friendly microfiber, these sandals are made in Portuguese factories that follow EU labor standards. Nae seeks to create footwear using sustainable materials that are good for people, animals, and the planet. $58.

6. Peep-Toe Heel from Olsenhaus: Olsenhaus founder Elizabeth Olsen seeks to create shoes that are sweatshop-free and cruelty-free, personally inspecting the company’s factories in Mexico and India. $125.

7. Pink Poppy Heels from Beyond Skin: Featuring a faux-leather upper and recycled polyurethane lining, these retro beauties are good for the office and the dance floor. $95.

8. Pewter Monks from Beyond Skin: These gorgeous loafers are handmade with 100% recycled faux leather lining at a factory in Spain. $110.

9.  Mary Janes from Will’s Vegan Shoes: A classic silhouette and slip-resistant rubber soles make these shoes your daily go-to. $92.

10.  Aviator Boots from Will’s Vegan Shoes: Yep, I’m pretty crazy about Will’s Vegan Shoes after discovering them on a whim. This lace-up style is water-resistant and features extra-long laces for a wrap-around effect. $122.

11.  Riding Boots from Will’s Vegan Shoes: These classic knee-height boots feature Italian faux-leather plus a zipper and an adjustable buckle for a perfect, slim fit. $132.

12.  Lace-Up Boots from Will’s Vegan Shoes: Soft faux suede and a hand-stitched insole add a luxe feel to these trendy lace-up boots. $132.

Know of any great brands I left out? Still looking for something that fits your wardrobe? I’d love to hear about it!

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