The best Labor Day sales: Ethical and Sustainable Edition
Working in retail has taught me that the majority of people spend holidays like Labor Day and Memorial Day at the malls. Retailers have turned these holidays into major consumer holidays where they offer crazy sales. Just walking around the mall this weekend I saw stores with sales as big as 70% off all items. At fast fashion stores especially, this is a big deal because you can walk out spending only $50 with a bag filled with a new wardrobe, but a wardrobe that is not going to last you until the next sale. I have this problem where I end up buying so much that I do not need simply because it has been marked down.
I am not going to sit here and tell you not to shop these sales or give into the consumer holidays. Who does not like major discounts and new clothes? I decided that maybe there is not a huge problem with these consumer holidays because ethical and sustainable brands take part in the holiday festivities too by offering great deal on their items.
I compiled a few stores that produce ethical or sustainable clothing that are actually good deals because they are quality items.
1) Naja -- great bras and lingerie
2) Synergy -- one of my favorites
3) Eco Vibe Apparel -- Their sale section is AMAZING!
4) Project Social T -- LA Based and made in LA
It is so easy to stay on trend, shop great sales, and still have a sustainable closet.