{Eco Boutique of the Week} Ethica: What Women Want

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Chicago has offered up the most beautiful blue skies this week, lovely temperate weather during the days + crisp, cool breezes at night; the unmistakable smell of autumn is in the air. 

Any transient dips in temperature send my mind reeling {it gets awfully cold here awfully fast}, so lately I've had bundling and layering on the mind, oh, and this spectacular coat made of recycled textiles and hand-spun yarn from Ethica.

Melissa and Carolina Cantor are the co-founders of the New York-based online retail boutique dedicated to ethical fashion, and they know exactly what women want. 

The Cantor sisters have managed to nestle high-style fashion within an environmental + human rights continuum by sourcing from companies committed to using ecologically responsible materials, developing sustainable production processes, and paying workers fairly.

Sourcing ecologically responsible materials, developing sustainable production processes, treating their workers well, and giving to charity. - See more at: http://www.shopethica.com/about#sthash.bo79Oy0d.dpuf

Their carefully edited selection includes design-led apparel + modern accessories from responsible companies and diligent designers invested in the protection of workers' rights, the planet and animals alike.

Each line found at Ethica is scrutinized, then selected for their ethical qualities which include one or more of the following do-good categories: sustainable, made in the USA, trade not aid, handcrafted + vegan. 

Melissa and Carolina aim to to connect consumers and companies that share a commitment to social and environmental responsibility, and they aim to cloak women in chic blazers, edgy tops + effortless frocks while they're doing so. And isn't that exactly what every fashion-forward + scrupulous woman wants? 

White hot looks for chilly days from conscientious companies, right this way ladies.

Ethica supports NEST, a nonprofit dedicated to the development of responsible artisan businesses, and are affiliated with the Future Threads Project a global nonprofit promoting sustainable attitudes toward fashion and trends.

 {artwork by f+d} images via ethica

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