The Ethical Edit: Our 5 Favorite Fall Fashion Trends Of 2017
Autumn is just around the corner, and in anticipation of the cooler temps, clothing lines have begun launching their Fall collections. From Vogue’s harrowed September issue to the rush of New York Fashion Week, it’s no secret that Fall fashion is a powerful force. Clear trends have started to emerge, and, thankfully, you don’t have to sacrifice style to dress ethically this Autumn. We’re taking a look at some of the season’s biggest trends and providing you with sustainable and responsible options to keep you looking on point.
1. Dusty Navy
This season’s big color trend. From bags and hats to pants and dresses, you’ll be seeing this color everywhere. And the best part? It’s flattering on every skin tone.
Escape Crew | Kowtow
Kowtow refers to themselves as a “seed to garment” company. All of their clothing is made from organic materials in a certified fair trade factory in India.
Shop Online | NZ $239
The Day Market Tote | Everlane
Everlane aims to be a “transparent” company, providing direct-to-consumer clothing that is responsibly made and marked-up lower than traditional retail.
Shop Online | $165
2. Fall Florals
What used to be Spring’s go-to pattern is now making its way into fall fashion. See this romantic print in darker colors and modest silhouettes as it transitions into this season’s collections.
Tulip Print Frill Top | People Tree
People Tree purchases the majority of its Fair Trade products from marginalized producer groups in the developing world. They also guarantee most of their purchasing is committed to the World Fair Trade Organization and Fair Trade standards.
Shop Online | $84
Begonia Dress | Doen
Doen’s mission is to provide responsibly made clothing that is working to bridge the gender gap in the supply chain. Every factory they work with, both domestic and overseas, is run or co-run by women.
Shop Online | $155
Gold has been having its moment for quite a while, but get ready to see more silver taking over. If you are feeling bold, opt for a metallic top or dress to make a statement. To play it a little safer, go for silver sneakers or a clutch.
Alga Top | Heidi Merrick
All of Heidi Merrick’s products are made with care in her California studio. She believes in building a connection between designer and consumer, creating clothes that will be cherished and last a lifetime.
Shop Online | $150
Esplar Leather Sneaker | Veja
Based in France, Veja provides responsibly made shoes for men and women. From rubber to leather to cotton, all of Vejas sneakers are made from recycled and ethically sourced materials.
Shop Online | 99,00 €
4. Vertical Stripes
Stripes have always been on trend, but this Fall they are going bigger and bolder.
Weekend Pant | Reformation
Reformation’s mission is to lead and inspire a sustainable way to be fashionable. They source sustainable fabrics and vintage garments while incorporating better practices throughout their supply chain to make beautiful styles at a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional fashion.
Shop Online | $158
Aster Scarf | ABLE
ABLE’s mission is to end generational poverty by providing employment for women in need by utilizing their gifts and skills to create business opportunities.
Shop Online | $38
No doubt, Fall’s most comfortable trend is velvet. This ultra-soft and luxurious fabric gives an unexpected twist to basic silhouettes. But be warned, once you put it on, you may never want to take it off.
The Petalo | M.GEMI
M.GEMI prides itself on bringing luxury shoes directly to consumers at accessible prices. They only work with small, family-run factories in Italy where quality and craftsmanship are at the forefront. And every time you buy a pair of shoes, they’ll send you a bag with a prepaid return label so you can easily donate a pair of shoes you no longer want that will then be given to a person in need.
Shop Online | $228
Velvet Muse Dress | Miranda Bennett Studio
Miranda Bennett Studio is a collection of seasonless, plant-dyed apparel produced in the USA. They naturally dye their textiles in-house and manufacture ethically with an all-woman team of skilled artisans based in Austin, Texas.
Shop Online | $400