Ask yourself, "Can I wear this with something else? We want to become a one stop shop for the best well-designed ethically inclined fashion, globally. Support the local economy, eat seasonally, eat less meat and remember your food is only as organic as the distance it's travelled. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?
But two women — expat Kiwi Courtney Sanders, editor of Catalogue and Australian Kelly Elkin, the brains behind ethical industry body Clean Cut — are making it easier to shop with a clear conscience. Introducing Well Made Clothes: The marketplace has eight values under which it categorises clothes, and each are identified with different symbols: Here, co-founder Courtney explains how Well Made Clothes works: Who is behind Well Made Clothes?
Kelly Elkin, who also owns ethical sleepwear label Alas, and is the brains behind Clean Cut, and I co-founded Well Made Clothes, with the help of a grant from the Walkley Foundation and Google which we won in , and with the help of our investor.
Is it Time to Give Up Leather? Why did you decide to create this website? Kelly and I had been discussing our frustration with a few things for a while: Finally, we know there are women out there who, like us, want to shop by their values, but we also know it's really hard to know where to start — great ethical fashion is spread in tiny little pockets across the Internet.
So Well Made Clothes tries to unite all of these things under one roof, to make it easy for people just like us to make informed shopping decisions. How do the Well Made Clothes values work? It is increasingly difficult to find high-quality clothes that will last and look good for years, but it's worth putting in the effort.
Forget brand names and prices. These tell you nothing about the quality of a garment. The best approach is to learn how to identify signs of quality and, by extension, crummy construction , and ask yourself some key questions while shopping.
What do the seams look like? Author Debbie Roes writes:. Quality top-stitching should be straight, in matching thread unless the top-stitching is designed for contrast and have a high number of stitches per inch.
The stitches should lie flat to avoid snags no loopy stitches. You can find some helpful pictures of seams at Dress Well Do Good. What does the hem look like? Higher-end clothes have generous hem allowances, which mean you can let them out for future alterations. This requires more fabric, which is why these clothes are more expensive. Are the buttonholes well-made? These should be tight, with no loose threads. Love their values proposition, not their service.
Buy straight from the designer if you can. Well Made Clothes brings you the best ethically sourced fashion brands. Find local, sustainable, fair trade clothing and buy online! How to Spring Clean Your Wardrobe. And stop feeling pressured into buying new things for the sake of it.
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With cool chewed hems and a perfectly faded black wash, this legs-for-days fit can handle just about anything. It’s made of premium denim using ISKO Reform™ technology, which prevents rips and tears. Shop clothes with the values that are important to you, via our 8 Well Made Clothes Values Fashion is the second-most polluting industry in the world, after oil, and is . Well-made clothing looks better, feels better, and wears better. It also treats the people and the environment of this planet better. The fashion industry is so complex, and it affects people and the environment at every level.