Shopping Ethically + Knits You Need!

 

I’ll be the first to admit that shopping ethically is NO easy task. Especially as a fashion blogger, it’s easy to get lost in the world of fast fashion. One of my goals for the new year is to be more conscious of my purchases. I want to think about the 5 w’s each time I swipe my card:

 

Who made this?

What’s the quality like?

Where was it made?

When will I wear it?

Why should I buy it? (other than it being cute).

 

Of course, there are plenty of other important questions to ask yourself, and your 5 w’s might look different than mine, but the end goal is simple: shop smarter. I’m so excited to be partnering up with Wooden Ships by Paola Buendia to bring y’all this post! WHY Wooden Ships? Let me highlights a few of the 5 w’s…

 

Who made this?

  • More than 60% of their knitters are women who have gone through extensive training!
  • Wooden Ships invests in their employees and provides them with superior fair wages and working conditions, new opportunities for growth, generous benefits, and programs specifically targeted at women to break the cultural barrier.

When will I wear it?

  • “There is something so comfortable about knits…knits have a slouchiness that makes them immediately casual…Wooden Ships gets to be the “comfort food” – who doesn’t love a cozy sweater? It’s primal!” – Wooden Ships

Why should I buy it? 

  • They regularly donate to Earth Justice, Sea Shepherd International, Avaaz, Organic Fund, International Rescue Committee, Naral, and WildAid.
  • They Raised $1 million with 90,000 other Avaaz members to buy a 389-acre chunk of rainforest in Borneo to help protect 700 of the world’s last remaining endangered Bornean Orangutans.

 

Wooden Ships is one of those companies that just make you say wow. Check out how I styled the Leopard Crew Chunky:

 

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Obvi, I linked a few of my fav current styles for you below!

 

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Love y’all! Talk soon!

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