Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about generosity, and a fire has been lit in me. I’m pretty convinced at this point that when you start thinking/reading about generosity, it is almost impossible to not get excited! Just try it! I dare you! 🙂
At first, I started thinking about small changes I could make in my life like ways of being generous with my time, write notes to send to people, small gifts, etc.
And now it’s growing into bigger things like a desire to spend my money in the most responsible, respectful ways.
I am now wanting to start buying clothes little by little from fair trade companies. I want to spend my money with companies who care about people and take care of them as well as thinking about the environment. I realize this may make me sound weird. 🙂 I am weird.
I also plan to shop more from resale shops. I have already been doing this, but I want to do it more. I don’t buy many clothes, but the ones I do buy, I want to do my part to make a difference. My favorite resale shop right now is Clothes Mentor.
When I started looking around for options, I realized it’s not that easy to find good information…especially about companies in the United States. The UK seems to be ahead of us in this area.
So, I contacted some friends who know a whole lot more than me who gave me some good ideas. Then I contacted Fair & Square Imports in McKinney, TX and asked for more references. And here is a post from Leah Wise that was posted on Rachel Held Evans’ blog that was helpful.
Here is my running list so far of clothing companies. I will update this list as I learn of more places that I like.
Jewelry, Bags, etc.
The Vintage Pearl – Gives to other organizations
What am I missing? What other stores are out there?