Over the past year, about 80% of my clothing and accessory purchases have been ethically made. I don’t buy a lot of clothes, and most of these have been reviewed just after I received them. I thought it would be fun to let you know how they’re holding up after several months of wear. For today I’ll review the clothes, and next week I’ll share about shoes and the bag.
The shirts on the top row are all from People Tree. The yellow striped shirt is really fun, and looks great with jeans or tucked into a pencil skirt.
The middle shirt has stretched out nicely, and I’m sure it’s the most-worn piece in my closet. It was my casual, at home or at the park shirt. I loved the shape, and it comes in other colours and patterns as well, so I’ll definitely be ordering another shirt in this style with my next People Tree order.
The third shirt was my favourite online, but unfortunately doesn’t fit quite right. The fabric has no give, and the stitching hits me at a weird place. For next summer I’ll try it with different pants, or look at getting it tailored. The colour and pattern are great.
The shirt on the left in the middle row was purchased at Costco, and I’m including it just to say that made in Canada clothing can be found at an affordable price. That said, there was no information on where the fabric itself was sourced from. As you can see by the paint smudge, this was an at-home, crafting shirt. I’m looking at this shirt from Everlane as my next basic shirt (although I won’t be painting in it).
And finally, my Prana skirt. I purchased it at MEC and also wore it a lot over the summer. It’s made of a sweatshirt material, and so it loses shape quickly between washes. It also attracts cat hair like crazy and wrinkles easily. But I wore it tons over the summer, and into the fall with leggings. I will probably wear it all winter, too.
Tomorrow’s post is the first in a series on having an ethical Christmas. See you then!