Fall is here, and we can’t wait to start layering with cozy knits, day-to-night blouses and bold, patterned scarves—not to mention statement jewelry and boots! From versatile dresses that can be worn cinched or loose to modern takes on comfy denim, here we present our favorite socially conscious styles for fall.
FashionABLE is committed to finding long-term solutions to help fight poverty by focusing on creating sustainable business opportunities for women in Africa. We’re loving their colorful, ridiculously soft, 100-percent cotton Mulu scarf handmade in Ethiopia.
Our jaws dropped at the sight of the Emilio and Harper Chukkas, gorgeous boots with tons of versatility and style. Available in an array of classic neutrals, these men’s and women’s kicks look great with just about everything. Workers in developing countries are paid a fair living wage constructing Nisolo’s handmade leather shoes.
Treasure&Bond by Nordstrom gives fashion-savvy consumers an opportunity to look great while giving back. Five percent of net profits from this line goes to a nonprofit organization that empowers women and girls. We think they’re vintage-inspired denim shirt with distressed pockets, frayed edges and pearl button snaps is a piece we’ll be reaching for again and again this season.
Eco fashion brand Amour Vert made this button-up Andria top from silk crepe and chiffon. Paired in a variety of ways, this is the type of blouse that can easily take you from day to night. By manufacturing entirely in the USA, Amour Vert supports the local community while simultaneously lowering the carbon footprint of its products.
The Freedom of Animals classic Melia Lia box bag is perfect for any occasion. Made of post-consumer, cruelty-free, eco-faux leather, this bag features an organic cotton lining and detachable shoulder strap. Every Freedom of Animals product strictly adheres to ethical standards.
This season, Free People is offering up gorgeous, color-blocked beaded bangle bracelets through the Bluma Project. The bangles are bendable and bright and easily wearable. Even better, Bluma Project is a fashion-focused, socially conscious design company that works towards bringing a sustainable income and expertise to the women’s groups it works with in Africa.
This beautifully printed Doppler Dress by Feral Childe comes with a sash enabling the ensemble to be worn loose and flowing, or waist-defined. Easily parable with boots or heels, this is a wow frock for the ages. Feral Childe is committed to ethical business practices paying close attention to manufacturing and textiles, as well as packing and shipping materials.
MADE is an ethical accessories brand that practices sustainability every step of the way by using responsibly sourced materials and investing in its employees. The skilled artisans of MADE’s workshop craft handmade jewelry by blending traditional and modern techniques. This sleek brass pendant is stunning and modern and goes with virtually anything.
H&M is one of the world’s leading users of organic materials and this 100-percent cotton sweater is no exception. With long sleeves and a rounded hem, this is a comfy, go-to piece that you’ll be reaching for again and again this fall.