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Monday, October 22

Where to Buy Ethical Special Occasion Clothing, Jewelry, and Cosmetics

Did you enjoy yesterday's post, Where to Buy Ethical Casual Clothing? Now that we know what modern slavery is, how ethical fashion fights it, and the fair trade difference, and we're excited to make small changes to make a big difference, we're discussing practical questions: Where can I buy a fair trade tee? Where can I buy ethical jeans? Dresses? Scarves? And how much is this going to cost me?

Today I'm going to share links for dressy, special occasion clothing and accessories.  Note that you don't always have to spend a fortune to look good while doing good, although some classic, high quality items are what I consider "investment pieces."

Special Occasion Dresses

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Shabby Apple:* "Shabby Apple donates 5% of its net sales to support work with 62 microfinance institutions in 31 countries throughout the world." Shop retro chic collections like my favorite: Set Sail, or Maternity Dresses and little girls dresses. Shabby Apple also sells jewelry, shoes, and accessories. 

Francescas: Again, I don't believe Francesca's is a fair trade company, but many of their dresses are made in USA, like the one I'm wearing this month (see it in this post).

Modcloth: I love Modcloth, so I was happy to find that they make many of their products in the US. It's easy to find their made in USA dresses,  just type "made in the usa" in the search bar. 

Pure Citizen:* You never know what deals will be available, but Pure Citizen offers daily deals at dozens of ethical companies at up to 90% off.

Jewelry

Raven and Lily: These delicate earrings, necklaces, and bracelets are handmade from melted down bullets from past wars by HIV-positive women in Ethiopia. In addition to providing sustainable economic opportunities, Raven + Lily returns proceeds to fund healthcare and literacy programs for women and children in this community. And during the month of October, use code "scribbles" to get 20% off!

Noonday Collections: I've already introduced you to Noonday here and one of their representatives here, but to recap, Noonday is a fair trade company that also gives toward families' adoption costs. Their jewelry is truly stunning and affordable.

Cosmetics

Radiant: Looking for a special lipstick or eye shadow for your next event? Try the gel eyeliner in seven shades, matte lipstick, and primer from Radiant and support rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked women!

Trade as One: You'll find everything from food products to jewelry to cosmetics here. Their cosmetics include soaps, lip balms, and facial products.

A Beautiful Life: ABL sells a wide variety of chemical free beauty and cosmetic products, including nail polish!

Lush: One of my favorite beauty product companies, Lush is sells eco friendly, natural, and handmade products that all smell and feel so luxurious you'll want to eat them! I've bought their soap, bubble bath, bath bombs, and massage bars, and I've absolutely loved everything I've tried. You can order online, but it's lots of fun to try products in their stores!

Pure Citizen:* Pure Citizen has a category for Beauty, and right now Sequoia Beauty products, A Beautiful Life nail polish, Me Soap, perfumes, age fighting products, and organic shampoos are on sale.

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Thank you for all the positive feedback on my last post! I truly appreciate your comments, texts, and emails, and I'm so glad that these posts have been helpful and inspiring to you.

I can't believe that our series finale is almost here! It starts next weekend with a charity auction of mine and some of my friends' clothes. On Friday I'll share links to the auction on ebay, as well as information about the charities the proceeds will go to, and some helpful tips for bidding on ebay. I'm super excited!

After the charity auction comes THE giveaway! Shabby Apple, Live FashionABLE, Stop Traffick Fashion, and Noonday Collections are all giving away fabulous prizes! I can't wait!

Tomorrow I'll share more links to places you can buy "everything else," ethical accessories, underwear, children's clothes, and shoes. For more inspiration, follow my Ethical Fashion board on Pinterest!

Was this post helpful? Did you fall in love with any of the dresses or jewelry linked to above? Let me know in the comments below.