Ethical Fashion Tees by Live the Give
Hi guys! I am BACK! I took a break from the blog, but now I’m refueled and excited to share with you some new finds, including some super cute ethical fashion tees. Before I get into it, let me say there’s a LOT to catch you up on about my life. I’ll bring you all up to speed in the next month or so… But, when it comes to fashion, I’ll sum it up by telling you about my biggest fashion changes for 2018.
New Fashion Habits for 2018:
Utilize well-made, grownup pieces into my wardrobe
Buy less patterns and more basics
Dropping the unintentional teenage vibe from my closet will take time. However, I made progress by selling pieces to consignment shops and replacing the old with classic basics. I can’t help but buy really colorful, whacky clothes… and that’s something I love about myself! Colorful patterns can be tricky to style, but when you get it right, it makes me feel like a million bucks. The thing is, 80% of the time I’m rushing out the door and I don’t have time to prep. As I get older, I want to be perceived as someone who has it all together…and an awkward wardrobe isn’t going to cut it.
Since my fashion-breakthrough, I’ve been looking for stylish, comfy sustainable and/or ethical fashion tees to make layering and styling easy enough I can do it blindfolded (or by the dim light of my apartment when I get up at 6:00am).
These ethical fashion tees I’m wearing are from this company Live the Give who reached out to me and asked if I would like to partner and try out their t-shirts. With the spirit of a new year and new wardrobe on the mind and heart, I’m excited to share these gems with you. The best part? Live the Give is an ethical fashion company that supports education in developing countries by donating a proceeds of their profits.
Philanthropy via Purposeful Purchases
According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) data, approximately 263 million children and youth are out of school. Of the 25 million children who will never learn to read or write in primary school, 15 million are girls. Live the Give explains that global education matters because it has been found to be the most meaningful driver of economic empowerment, and I couldn’t agree more. Additionally, Live the Give reminds us how global education has been proven to positively impact the productivity of a country. Educations increases food security and contributes toward greater equality between men and women.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
By supporting children directly, or by buying a classic t-shirt you were going to buy anyways, you can make a surprising impact through Live the Give’s philanthropic model. Any top you buy from Live the Give, $3 is donated towards funding global initiatives. Live the Give follows this model, because they know a donation can make impressionable change in a child’s life. The donations they distribute help provide one week of schooling for a child in a developing country. How it works: It costs an average of $1.18 per day per child to provide 13 years of education in a developing nation. The international funding gap is, on average, only $0.14 per day per child. To me, it really brings things into perspective how everyday people can change the world.
Comfort & Fit
The best thing about these ethical fashion tees is how comfortable they are. Since I have sensitive skin, I love to wear clothing that’s uber soft, like these. My favorite is probably the Slouchy V-tee, because it can slip off my shoulder comfortably and still have a cute look. I also like to wear it backwards sometimes for a flat high neckline. The blend of the fabric includes polyester, which I’m not the biggest fan of… but I can tell these pieces will last a long time (which, funny enough, is a sustainable aspect of poly-based fabrics). The blend of the garments has a gentle, draping look on the body.
Another thing I love about these tees is that they’re great to transition from casual to professional-wear. The versatility of these pieces is great. I’ve definitely had a cat nap in them, but also dressed them up for the office. The ability to do multiple things with one piece of clothing makes it sustainable to me, because it allows me to get the most out of a single piece of clothing.
What’s your favorite place to buy quality basics? And how do YOU style and layer them?
Photography by Lauren Danner