I've been wanting a nice-fitting flannel shirt for a couple years and have bought a few cheap ones that didn't fit that well. I kept hearing about this women's shirt company called Tradlands. I like a lot of things about their company. Their shirts are:
- Made in America
- High quality and made to last
- Made to fit women, but with a tomboy attitude
- Prints and colors that I think I'll like forever
I'd love to start buying more high-quality, ethically made clothes, but since they tend to cost so much more, I'll probably only add one or two pieces each year. I think fast fashion creates a whole range of problems, from throw-away clothes ending up in landfills to the mistreatment of the people who make the clothes. It would be great to contribute less to that part of the fashion industry.
I'm sure I'll still shop at Old Navy, Kohl's, etc.... I can't imagine how to afford sustainably, ethically made kids' clothes. But any change I can make in my shopping habits feels like a step in the right direction.
My personal capsule rules say that if I add a piece of clothing, I remove something else. I'm going to remove my red skirt, which is actually a little tight right now, so I never want to wear it. I especially don't want to wear it with thick leggings, which I need for warmth in this cold weather. So the skirt will go into storage in the back of my closet and I'll be able to wear my new flannel shirt all the time!