But probably not at the same time. Oddly, this is a pair of items that I'm on the hunt for right now. I've relocated, at least temporarily, to Santa Monica as I gear up for summer I find myself (again) without beachwear. In avoidance of big box stores, unknown origins and unknown environmental and labor practices of swimwear that's at my fingertips, I began my hunt for ethical brands. Here's what I found so far:
From Bienfaire comes this blog post, My Top 10 Ethical Swimwear Brands. What I like about this post is that she lays out in a concise way, the reason it's on the list and why she likes the brand. From this list, I'm likely to buy from either Swoon or Rey Swimwear, or I might just buy from Bienfaire - its mission is close to my heart as it attempts to make ethical shopping more accessible and convenient!
The other post I read came from a favorite resource of mine, The Good Trade, an online publication for guiding your ethical shopping quest. I use it all the time now as I commit to ethical buying for all of 2017! At any rate, the post is similar to Bienfaire's, and is called 12 Ethical & Eco Swimwear Brands if you're Searching for the Perfect Fit. There is some overlap between the two blog posts.
I also understand that Patagonia swimwear is all recycled and fair trade!
As for the slippers, here's the deal: I've never "worked from home" until Linen Feast, and even in the last two years, I haven't had a home until two weeks ago. My feet are freezing! I know exactly which slippers I want - I follow Mahabis on Instagram and have been eyeing their funky designs for a few months. But I knew nothing of their ethics, and so was pleased when I found this great post (and yet another awesome resource for ethical buying) on The Ethical Unicorn. The highlights of the post:
- Mahabis slippers are made in Portugal and Italy in ethically sound working conditions.
- The soles of the slippers are made from TPU, and there is no use toxic chemicals in their production (Ethical Unicorn calls it a better version of PVC).
- The soles pop off, so can be used forever even when you need a replacement on the slipper body.
I don't know about you, but I'm sold, and I can't wait to blog with warm feet!