My boyfriend wants to get new sports coats but doesn’t really love any brand he’s tried yet, and I don’t know much about men’s fashion. Any suggestions?
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coincidenceofopposites asked: Hey, I'm interested in trying to go sweatshop free in my clothing, and I'm finding it particularly hard to find pretty, well made lingerie that's neither sweatshop nor too expensive (I'm a senior in college, gotta buy books, ha). Anyway, do you have any suggestions? I saw that Hanky Panky is made in the U.S. but I'm unfamiliar with their products. Thank you so much!
Hey! I definitely know lots of sweatshop free brands, but without knowing what qualifies as “too expensive” to you, it’s hard to give specific recommendations. So, here are a couple of notes:
- Hanky Panky is an awesome brand. I’ve talked about them a lot on TLA, and their stuff is excellent quality.
- We’ve written several blog posts on TLA about ethical fashion which includes ethically produced fashion. If you just search for ethical lingerie, a ton of results will pop up (As a quick aside, my first or second recommendation for almost any Ask will be to search the blog. We’ve got over 2,000 articles there…chances are there’s at least one post answering your question.)
- Etsy is another excellent resource for ethical lingerie. Lots of small, indie designers who are designing and making everything themselves. Also, a ton of styles and sizes because the definition of ‘pretty’ varies by the person.
- Finally, just a quick reminder…just because something is made abroad or in a factory doesn’t mean it’s been made in a sweatshop. There are sweatshops in the US and the UK and there are ethical factories in China and India. Sometimes people use “made in China” as a shorthand for “sweatshop” and they’re very much not the same (not implying you did that here, but I have seen others do it).
Hope this helps and best of luck!