I am a natural born art director so Pinterest is my playground! I prefer it to social media sites because it’s a fun place where I can put my editorial eye to use. I love to pin beautiful destinations for future travel, my most beloved books, and of course, my favorite fashion finds. For those of you who are new to Pinterest, think of it as a digital visualization dream board, where you can pin anything you want. For me, my fashion board is where I put together new outfit ideas to try. Remember that scene in Clueless where Cher goes through her digital closet and picks out clothes for school? My fashion board is sort of like that, only more modern, and sadly, without the ability to try things on.
If you’re looking for new designers or brands to follow, here are a few paving the way for a better future.
Everyone should be following Amber Valletta. She is a fashion icon, socially responsible lifestyle guru, actress, activist, and most importantly, the founder of Master & Muse, my favorite online place to shop for socially responsible fashion. You’ll find many pin-worthy pieces to stick to your BuyConscious Pinterest boards, and if you go to Master & Muse, you can check out an extensive list of ethical designers to look out for while shopping.
If you fancy yourself a youthful trendsetter who likes to make bold fashion choices, follow the do-good mafia, Helpsy. This online store features design forward, cutting edge fashion that has a positive social impact. If you need to jumpstart a new ethical wardrobe, pick up some cool pieces from their board titled “Ethical Apparel.”
For those looking for a more simple and casual everyday look, BeGood Clothing has all of the staples you’ll need to stock your closet with. The brand boasts socially responsible, eco friendly, fair trade fashion. The best part about BeGood, is that every line they stock gives back to an eco or humanitarian cause. For inspiration, check out the boards, “How to Use Reclaimed Wood,” and “Gifting.”
Now that you’ve followed all of these boards, feel free to do a search on your own for other ethical brands. Help spread the word about ethical consumerism. Happy conscious pinning! (And remember to follow us on Pinterest by clicking here)!