When I told my parents I wanted to pursue a career in retail, they weren’t thrilled. When I automatically say fashion is my passion or my hobby, I can tell that other automatically judge as materialistic. When people think of a girl in her 20s who’s obsessed with fashion, they think Clueless, Legally Blonde, Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Devil Wears Prada.
The problem with the world’s perception of girls in fashion is that they are often right. Girls want the brand name, they want something no one else has, and they want the status. More so: they want to be able to walk into Target or the mall, spend $100-$200 dollars, and come out with a whole week’s worth of new outfits. And don’t get me wrong, I’m guilty of it, too.
I think few of those girls shopping in Target or posting on Instagram take the time to think about the inequities and sustainability (by which I mean the lack thereof) of the fashion industry. What are the factory conditions where the clothes are made? Who is making them? What happens to all of the clothes that don’t sell? What really happens to their own clothes after they “donate” them?
Those who do take the time to think about it, they probably think a lot like me: “I love fashion as an art, and I understand the dark side of the industry. But I’m conveniently surrounded by Target, Walmart, and Malls, the ads on computer seem to know that I love the fit of Abercrombie jeans, and while I know the high costs of cheap fashion, I don’t have the financial budget or the time budget to spend researching and spending these high end companies…”
And then Mavely fell into my lap.
Mavely is a consumer app that exclusively includes product from female founded or sustainable companies. It is a one. stop. shop. No extra time to click the “About me” on a website. No extra time googling. A range of affordability. A wide selection of category of product. A responsible shopping app.
So how do Mavely and I mix? I am a new Mavely Partner, meaning I am able to use this app to collect shoppable links for these products and share them with you! Do you want sustainable fashion? I can find it! Do you want sustainable, clean beauty? You know they have it! Do you love to support other women? Me, too! These products will help 🙂
About once a month I will be rounding up some of my favorite products from Mavely and sharing them on my blog under the “Sustainable” tab. This way I can be YOUR one stop shop for responsible consumer choices!
Interested in shopping more than once a month? Download Mavely and follow me! Make sure you send me an e-mail letting me know you followed me so that I can follow you right back 🙂
**full disclosure, I earn a small commission for items purchased through my shared links