It’s Earth Day today and for us Wandering Muses, that is a big deal. I’m sure you’re all doing things to reduce your carbon footprint, like recycling, using energy-efficient light bulbs, making an effort to buy local, organic produce and trying to drive a little less. And even if you’re not doing all of these things (and many more), doing even one would be a step in the right direction. You know Mother Earth would do all of these things and more…including making sure that what she wears is ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly.
So what would our beautiful Mama wear? For starters, she might stock her closet with items from some of these green labels:
For accessories, she might turn to Made, which creates hand-made leather goods and jewelry in their Kenyan workshop. Made is committed to using ethical and fair-trade principles, and also teaches new skills to its employees and works to promote trade in Kenya.
Stephanie Hogg founded Nearfar upon her return to Africa, where she spent her childhood. She works with tailors to train young people living in Sierra Leon in an effort to provide sustainable employment. Mother Earth would look casually chic wearing one of these outfits on a picnic or on a shopping trip to the local farmer’s market.
Ada Zanditon’s designs are made using natural and organic fibers from ethical suppliers. Her fabrics are free from cancer-causing chemicals and her studio uses eco-friendly light bulbs, cleaning products and recycled materials. Our Mama might wear some of these gorgeous designs for a night out on the town.
And if she really needed to look like a lady, Mother Earth would most certainly turn to Ted Baker. The label recently won an award during PETA’s first ever fashion awards honoring cruelty-free contributions from the fashion industry. The Ted Baker Group is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and to creating a sustainable business. You can read more about the company’s efforts here.
Let’s keep Mother Earth looking fabulous.