The Sustainable Brand You Should Know About
While we’re not perfect, Mike and I try to live a conscious lifestyle. And by conscious I mean that we do our best to really think through every decision we make and try to be as present as possible. I’ve been plant-based for over 10 years (Mike has been plant-based for 3 years), we eat as organic as possible, we use clean products in our home and on our bodies, I’m slowing transitioning to all clean beauty products, we take on a very conscious parenting approach, and we’ve been trying to limit our plastic use (not just for the planet, but for our health). This is something we’re passionate about and hope to slowly do our part for ourselves, our family, and the planet. With that being said, I haven’t done the best job in seeking out sustainable clothes. It’s quite daunting because part of my job is sharing my fashion finds and shopping, so I definitely need to try to find a balance. Luckily, there’s brands that are taking a sustainable and conscious approach and these brands are now more accessible than ever.
For those of you who don’t know what sustainable style is all about, I’ll fill you in. Sustainable style includes brands that are sustainably sourced, responsibly manufactured, or they give back. Sustainably sourced pieces use fabrics crafted with care for our planet – think organic cotton and recycled polyester. Responsibly manufactured products are products made from factories that better protect their employees and our planet through offering empowerment programs for workers, ensuring fair wages, and managing chemicals and resource use. With companies that give back, every purchase you make counts toward the causes you care about the most.
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I’ve known about Reformation at Nordstrom for a couple years now, but never bought from the brand and I didn’t realize they were a sustainable. I kept putting off purchasing the brand because I didn’t know how sizing ran and reviews were always mixed. I finally took the plunge and ordered a few things. They have some of the most gorgeous dresses and a lot of them are midi length, which is a perk for us petites. I seek out midi dresses because I know they’ll fit full length on me and I don’t have to do any alterations. The Lacey Smocked Sleeve dress is so simple, but stunning! The green color is perfect for any fall occasion. I bought size 0 and it fits really well. I also ordered the Lores Off the Shoulder Wrap Top in an xs and it also fits really well. So, I would say tops and dresses fit TTS. And lastly, I purchased the Julia High Waist Cigarette jeans (not pictured) and ordered a size up (25) per the reviews. I tried them on when they arrived and they were quite large. So big, I couldn’t even photograph them without looking a little ridiculous, lol. In the cigarette style, I say they run more TTS. I should mention, the denim is so soft and really well made.
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I’m so glad I finally ordered a few pieces from Reformation at Nordstrom and now have a better sense of sizing. As I navigate sustainable fashion a little bit more, I’m happy to have a few brands to lean on. If you’re looking for more sustainable brands or more information on sustainably sourced clothes, Nordstrom does an awesome job in providing the information on their website with ease. Check out all their sustainable brands here.
Special thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.