Ethical Details: Tee - A Beautiful Refuge; Purse - c/o FashionABLE; Sneakers - Etiko; Ring - Alex & Ani
I got this t-shirt way back in May when A Beautiful Refuge premiered its very first line of graphic tees and totes. My friend, Hannah, of Life Style Justice and members of the Ethical Blogger Network teamed up to raise funds for this new social enterprise that benefits marginalized women in the Philippines while providing well made, ethically sourced goods for conscious consumer geeks and anyone else who likes inspiring messages.
The shirt reads:
Ethical fashion is not the new black. It's Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It's a necessary reminder, I think. While it's freaking amazing that ethical manufacturing and social enterprises are in right now, it's imperative that it's not seen as a short term trend to be tried and forgotten when next season's trends come around. Ethical fashion should be a given.
I paired the tee with my new-to-me Etiko fair trade, sustainable sneakers, which I purchased on ebay. They're just as comfortable as Converse, which is to say that there's a bit of a break in period. I love the look, though. I've always been a high tops lover.
A Beautiful Refuge is having a big sale right now to generate more cashflow for the benefit of their partner organization, Safe Refuge, which provides essentials to women in need.