This a story about Everlane & me.
A few years ago when I adopted my sustainable shopping rules, my relationship with clothes and fashion completely changed. Thus, my relationship with this blog changed too. I couldn’t just shop anywhere, how could I when that meant I was supporting brands that were directly responsible for killing people? Now, I had to do research to find and connect with brands that were doing better (for people working there and the planet.)
My biggest change of course, was a self imposed rule that if I bought new clothing, it would have to be made in the USA. This pushed me away from trends and pushed me towards a closet of quality. I won’t lie, Everlane has been one of those brands that kind of stumped me. They don’t hide where their clothing is made (both countries and their factories,) but the brand braves itself on being radically transparent and paying their employees fair wages.
So when Everlane launched a real store in San Francisco, I had to go in and try things on in person. Buying online never lets you get a better feel of items. I already own a trench coat & few tops from their brand. But I had heard so many raving reviews of their pants. Over here in my closet, I’ve been sick of my skinny jeans…so much that I’ve been wearing the same dresses and skirts more, even with sneakers, just so I don’t have to wear jeans to work. I tried on the wide crop leg pant and I’m in love!
But I didn’t buy the pants on this visit. I mulled over the price. I made up my mind to go later in the month and buy them. And then I found the same pants, in another color, second hand at Wasteland. I would still like to come into the Everlane store at some point. I would like to get the pants in another color and maybe another fit. What I did purchase though was a pair of underwear, which recently launched. So far, they fit well and feel good! Hooray for sustainable underwear too!