Brand Spotlights

An Honest Rothy's Flats Review (+ $20 Off Your 1st Pair!)

An Honest Rothy's Flats Review (+ $20 Off Your 1st Pair!)

OVERVIEW

Rothy’s, a sustainable shoe brand based in San Francisco, seemed to have gone viral overnight. As of May 2019, I see women outside left and right wearing #rothysinthewild, almost daily now. They certainly have a unique product line - sustainably-made, moisture-wicking, machine-washable woven flats and shoes that are made out of recycled plastic bottles. But is it worth all the hype? Based on a personal need for a new pair of pointed black flats, I jumped on the Rothy’s wagon and gave them a try, and am now here with an honest review of their pointed toe flats. I’m hoping this review will be helpful in deciding whether or not Rothy’s is right for you. If you already own a pair, I also share a few of my current favorites, as well as pro-tips on washing and caring for your Rothy’s!

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Brand Spotlight: We Are Kindred | An Australian Fashion Label All About Bohemian Luxury

Brand Spotlight: We Are Kindred | An Australian Fashion Label All About Bohemian Luxury

Excited to share a Consciously Chic brand spotlight today on an Australian fashion label called We Are Kindred!

WHAT MAKES WE ARE KINDRED SO SPECIAL?

We Are Kindred is a bohemian luxury label founded in 2013 in Australia, by two sisters named Lizzie and Georgie Renkert. With We Are Kindred, you can feel good about your purchase knowing that they plant a tree for every product sold, through their Seed the Change program. This helps to offset carbon emissions. To put it into perspective, 1 tree stores 1,250 kgs of carbon, which is equivalent to offsetting a flight from LA to London. 16 trees can offset carbon emissions of an average American household over a 30 year period!

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Brand Spotlight: Frank & Oak

Brand Spotlight: Frank & Oak

Hey everyone!

Sharing a brand spotlight on a Canadian fashion label called Frank & Oak today :)

WHAT MAKES FRANK & OAK SO SPECIAL?

Frank & Oak is a respectable conscious fashion brand, not only because they produce stylish, quality clothing pieces, but also because they do this while striving to use sustainable fabrics and practices throughout their supply chain.

Since its launch in 2012, the brand has made huge strides in reducing their carbon footprint. For one, Frank & Oak has partnered with a sustainable denim production facility in Dubai, called Hydro-Less Laundry, to create eco-friendly, water-saving denim. They use nano-bubble and Ozone-wash technologies to reduce water waste. Utilizing these methods, Frank & Oak is able to reduce energy consumption by 79%, chemical use by 50%, and water usage by 95%. How awesome is that?! Given that it normally takes thousands of gallons of water to produce a standard pair of jeans, these percentages are certainly applaud-worthy. Secondly, Frank & Oak utilizes organic and sustainable fibers to produce its clothing, including low eco-impact cotton, compostable and biodegradable Lenzing Tencel fibers, and recycled polyester. I geeked over learning about Lenzing Tencel fiber, which includes sourcing wood from sustainable eucalyptus plantations, through a zero-waste process that uses 20 times less water than regular cotton!

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Brand Spotlight: Grana

Brand Spotlight: Grana

Bringing you a brand spotlight on Grana today, a sustainable fashion label that I admire for their high quality basics and business transparency!

WHAT MAKES GRANA SO SPECIAL?

Grana has a lean and sustainable online business model. They source straight from the fabric mills and have streamlined their processes to reduce the number of times the garments exchange hands in their supply chain. They’re able to keep prices low this way, with only a 2x markup on price!

Grana places small quantity orders to avoid wasting labor and fabric. They also have a Code of Conduct that is expected to be followed if you partner with them. This is because they uphold values such as providing ethical treatment of its workers in a safe working environment and paying fair wages to them. The Code talks about fair labor conditions and labor rights, as well as minimum supply chain expectations revolving around social conduct and impact. Grana is committed to improving their social impact, acknowledging that it will take time, resources, and effort. I absolutely LOVE when a company is transparent but humble enough to admit that they still have a long way to go!

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