I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. Angela Yvonne Davis, American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author.
MYTH: Sustainable fashion is boring and ugly. PROOF: Tamga Designs. Every time a wear a @tamgadesigns piece, people ask me, Where did you get that? A few of my favorite parts about @tamgadesigns: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌏Sustainable materials like #TENCEL & modal ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🧵Ethical supply chain: These guys have got the kind of supplier code of conduct that makes you wonder why the heck all fashion companies don’t have the same one. PLUS they actually visit and check up on their factories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤲They give 1% of annual sales plus $10 of every More Trees Please t-shirt purchased to reforestation ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They just came out with a GORGEOUS line called Freebird that I've been coveting since their first sneak peek. Click the link in my bio to check it out and use amiably15 for 15% off!
Out of the #30wears (give or take a few) I've gotten out of this @tamgadesigns skirt, many of them have actually been at home 🤷♀️ It's just soooo comfy, that I prefer it to wearing shorts in the summer when I'm hiding inside by the air conditioning vents. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What pieces from your closet have you worn at least 30 wears? Snap a photo and share it here on Instagram with the tag #30wearswednesday in your caption and @amiablystyled on the photo, and I'll be sure to come check it out and share it on my stories 😊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ P.S. Want a skirt just like this? Use code amiably15 over at 👉 @tamgadesigns for 15% off 😊#TAMGAathome
At first I was hesitant to post quotes on social justice here. Me posting a quote on Instagram to my relatively small audience won't change anything. It won't change policies, save lives, change minds. In fact, if you're reading this, you probably already agree with this quote. There's a good chance that you'll give it a double tap and move on. But every time I post a quote like this, it reminds me of the commitments I have made to be more aware, to do more, to do better. You'll be seeing more of these quotes spread throughout my sustainable fashion posts as time goes on, even after this news cycle has passed. In truth, diversity and inclusion are at the ❤️ of sustainable fashion. I hope they serve as a reminder for you too, that we we still have work to do.
A bit of light reading for a rainy day 🌧 In case you missed it, I’ve got a new styling video up on my IGTV channel. Hop on over to 👉 @amiablystyled for 9 Ways to Wear White Shorts for Summer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh, and Happy #stretchtesttuesday 😊
Time to put our money were our mouths are. What the heck is the 15% Pledge? The 15% pledge is people calling on major retailers to pledge 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses. (You can sign the petition here 👉 @15percentpledge) The theory is that if black people make up 15% of the US population, then the businesses they own should be represented in stores with 15% of a major retailer’s shelf space. Makes sense right? I certainly think so. That’s why I have decided to apply the 15% pledge to Amiably Styled and my own shopping habits. Starting with:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 10 Black-Owned Ethical Fashion Brands ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I will add more to this list as I discover more brands. I’ve also added them to my master list of Conscious Fashion Brands (both links can be found in my bio). As I add to my Conscious Fashion Brands list, I will maintain 15% ratio of black-owned brands.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you know of any Black-owned sustainable, ethical fashion brands not listed here, please feel free to tag them in the comments below! 👇👇👇
✨NEW BLOG POST✨ The sad thing is, I’ve been meaning to write a post on BIPOC ethical fashion brands for a while now, but I kept pushing it off for another time. It was a nice idea, but not something I felt was urgently needed. But I’ve come to realize that making time and space for diversity and inclusivity is ALWAYS important, ALWAYS relevant. I’ve realized that I’m not doing enough here on @amiablystyled to support the Black community. I’m working on several ideas to help support Black men and women even after this past week’s #amplifymelanated voices is over, so to start us off I’ve got a new blog post for you: 10 Black-Owned Ethical Fashion Brands. I will add more to this list as I discover more brands, and I’ve also added them to my master list of Conscious Fashion Brands (both links can be found in my bio). If you know of any Black-owned sustainable, ethical fashion brands not listed here, please feel free to tag them in the comments below! 👇👇👇 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Images from the following brands: Collage 1: @aliyawanek @thetinycloset @shoptaylorjay @galeriela @playgroundvs Collage 2: @sindisokhumalo @twodaysoffclothing @williamokpo @ceeceesclosetnyc @lemlemofficial ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Those people who are staying quiet right now because they don't want to say the wrong thing? Yeah, that's usually me. Despite years of teachers trying to convince me to speak up in class discussions, I still struggle having the courage to speak up. But, I want to do better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of the reasons I started @amiablystyled was because I wanted to be better at speaking up about things that matter. I wanted to spread the word about sustainable, ethical fashion. I saw that there were deeply rooted issues within the fashion industry that have devastating effects on people and the planet, and I wanted to shout it from the rooftops. So, I screwed up my courage to try to share that message. But, I still want to do better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I really struggled with how to say what I wanted to say when so many other voices are more important right now. I don't have anything to teach you about dismantling racism. I don't even have a list of resources for because, unless you've been hiding under a rock these past few weeks, your social feeds are no doubt full of people offering accounts to follow, books to read, documentaries to watch, etc. I'm not an expert, so I'm not going to pretend like I am. In order to DO better I need to KNOW better. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm sorry that I've been silent. I'm sorry that whenever I saw a book on how to combat racism, instead of adding it to my cart, I added it to a wish list for a later day that never came. I'm sorry that I've assumed that because I am a kind person who encourages others to be kind that I am doing enough. That I disdain all explicit forms of racism while ignorantly ignoring implicit forms. I'm sorry that it has taken the deaths of innocent people like George Floyd and national, nay worldwide, outrage for me to take this seriously. But, I'm here now, and I'm trying to do better. More on what I’m doing to improve diversity and inclusivity in my next post on 👉 @amiablystyled