5 Outfits To (Em)Power Your Week

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Fashion is fueled by women. Women spend, on average, three times what men do on clothing, according to The NPD Group, a global market research firm—more than $159 billion in 2017.

With the rise of faux feminizing by companies , it is important to be able to know where your hard earned money is going when it comes to buying clothes.

Although there are fashion brands that exploit feminism for profit, there are brands that dedicate their labels to empowering women, raising awareness to pressing issues, and donating to worthy causes that the founders believe in.

Why spend money you earned through blood, sweat, and tears, on companies that do not support what you believe in?

With that being said, here are some brands that support causes that are inclusive to and for feminist values, while also catering to the desires of women who want to look and feel good.

Regardless of whether you are a student, wild feminist, or boss girl, below are some of outfits from some these brands that you can "slay" your week in!

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Edgy Monday

Tank | Shorts | Blazer | Shoes

Wildfang: A percent of proceeds from this product go directly to THE NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION.


SSeko: Wear Sseko and you can send a girl to college

 

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Casual Tuesday

 

Tanks | Pants |Shoes | Earring

Mayamiko: Ethically made and female owned in Malawi, Mayamiko is an ethical fashion brand that was founded by  Paola Masperi as a charity to give creative business training and opportunities to disadvantaged communities.

Wildfang: A percent of proceeds products go directly to THE NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION.

ABLE: This certified B Corp is dedicated to creating long-term economic impact by employing female artisans around the world.

Mata Traders: This fair trade company empowers female artisans in Nepal and India by providing services such as health care, paid maternity leave, retirement pensions and even daycare.

 

90s Wednesday

Overall |T-Shirt |Shoes |Earring

Wildfang: A percent of proceeds from products go directly to THE NEW YORK WOMEN’S FOUNDATION

Matt & Nat: The company believes in living beautifully and mindfully, crafting vegan shoes with synthetic leathers, 100% recycled plastic bottles, and cork.

My Sister: Their main mission is to support sex trafficked victims.  Each purchase of their items backs up care programs and provides growth opportunities for survivors of sexual exploitation.

ABLE: This certified B Corp is dedicated to creating long-term economic impact by employing female artisans around the world.
 

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Wild Thursday

Dress |Shoes | Necklace |Earring

Mata Traders: This fair trade company empowers female artisans in Nepal and India by providing services such as health care, paid maternity leave, retirement pensions and even daycare.

SSeko: Wear Sseko and you can send a girl to college

The 2Bandits: The2Bandits is a modern Southwestern heritage brand founded in 2008 by designer Tamar Wider. The company constantly donates a percentage of the proceeds to causes close to the founders heart.

 

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Fancy Friday

Jumpsuit | Shoes |Earring

Matt & Nat: The company believes in living beautifully and mindfully, crafting vegan shoes with synthetic leathers, 100% recycled plastic bottles, and cork.

Mata Traders: This fair trade company empowers female artisans in Nepal and India by providing services such as health care, paid maternity leave, retirement pensions and even daycare.

Reformation: This Los Angeles-based brand creates products only from sustainable and upcycled materials in a fair wage environment.

 

Remember! Learn where your clothes came from so you can be both stylish and conscious.


Author: Vivian Yang

Vivian is probably the most extra person you will ever meet. She loves everything fashion, beauty, and feminism. She is a major Potterhead and loves everything Harry Potter related. She is a proud Hufflepuff meaning she values hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play. If you can't find her, she is probably wandering in Manhattan.