Power Dressing For The Climate : Part I

Washington, D.C. -  Part I : It's emphatically clear, conscious consumption is not only trendy, but a civic responsibility. Particularly after the Trump Administration's decision to withdrawal from the  Paris Agreement.

Fashion relies on the finite resources of this planet, making it the second-largest polluter in the world.  Alden Wicker, of Racked attributes part of the problem to ignorance which ultimately prevents further research. Wicker writes :   

“When policy experts think about climate change, what they have in mind is a big coal-fired power plant or cars we drive or the freight that moves our Amazon purchases around,” 
“And I think that obscures the huge role that fashion and other [consumerist activity] plays in the climate problem."

The average consumer has no idea how bad fashion is for the environment. Apparel, particularly low-quality pieces, comes at an enormous environmental cost. However, there is good news. Wicker suggests : 

“Considering fashion’s scale, its cultural influence, and the fact that we are unlike any industry in that we are comfortable with change and constantly reinventing ourselves, it is astounding that we are largely left out of conversations. Fashion actually is not only perfectly positioned to take on climate change, but eager and interested.”

As a local, independent fashion brand, we too want to be part of that change. We've always stood against mindless consumption. Now more than ever, we hope to continue to educate ourselves and our clients about smarter and more sustainable fashion choices. 

Sustainable Power Dressing 

To kick off this powerful message, we've decided to start a new blog series, Power Dressing For the Climate. We want to prove that eco-friendly is chic and the perfect compliment to our handmade CEO skirts. From left to right, as pictured above, we've curated a summer work day outfit : 

  1. Women's Oxford Shirt, $26. 100% Cotton. Muji. Their manufacturing processes eliminate waste and reduces environmental costs.

  2. Christine Bustier in Black, $55. Naja. No water waste, empower women in slums of Colombia.

  3. Rachel Gunnard- Shape One Earrings, 98$. Kaleidos. Ethically made designs, based in Virginia. 

  4. The CEO Skirt, from $250. ZOPHIA. Slow Fashion Philosophy. Made in Washington, D.C. Sweatshop free. 
  5. Navy Faux Suede Lexie Heels, $135.  Beyond Skin. 100% Vegan. Made in Spain.
  6. Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist. (4 oz.), $37. Herbivore Botanicals. Created With Pure Plant Actives.
  7. Natalia Cuff - Bone and Brass, $26. Casa Verde. Conscious Shop Collective. 
  8. Leather Metal Rimmed Handbag in Pale Blue, $109. Beyond Bags. Vegan, cruetly-free, sweatshop free. 
  9. Inspire Pink - Biba Lip Creme, $38. Biba. 100% Natural Ingredients.

Stay tuned for more eco-conscious outfit ideas! Have questions about our CEO skirt ? Don't hesitate to get in touch at info@zophiaonline.com