3 Quick-read articles to start your week

After a bit of a posting hiatus, I'm back and ready to get into a summer groove pursuing responsible style. If you're like me, it's always good to get yourself in the right mindset to keep you on track. 

Here are three articles that will help you refresh and start thinking about ethical fashion and your own responsible style.

1. Emma Watson's Sustainable Fashion
It's an understatement to say I'm a fan of Emma Watson's pursuance of ethical and sustainable fashion. I love the way she has 100% committed herself to this cause through every aspect of her looks - makeup, body care, clothing, and more. She does a great job teaching and expressing the influence this industry can have on our lives through her words, social media, and actions. This older but relevant article is a great quick read to get you inspired by her commitment (and maybe interested in her sustainable work) .

2. Why you should never throw away your clothes
With another transition to a new season upon us, it's easy to look into our closets and decide what to keep and what to get rid of. This article is a great reminder to think twice about just tossing your clothes into the trash.

3. Is Ethical Clothing Expensive?
This article is a great read to refocus on a positive perspective of ethical fashion and the pricing model that goes on behind the scenes in the supply chain. As fashion consumers, we've been trained to always go for the sale or fast fashion pricing, but in reality, we should be investing in less quantity of items but more quality responsible pieces - that last longer and better.

Bonus: two quick-videos worth the watch

TedX : Fast Fashion’s Effect on People, The Planet, & You
This TedX talk, with Patrick Woodyard from Nisolo, is a must watch or listen to get you thinking about the impacts of fast fashion and the work responsible brands are doing for the industry.

Patagonia + Fair Trade
It's no secret that Patagonia is one of the leading voices of the environmental impact of clothing production and supply chain. They have created countless campaigns and pursued ambiguous efforts to continue to protect our world. This video is a much watch to be inspired by a company creating an impact larger than just a dollar sign.