Becoming an ethical style advocate
I love minimal wardrobes which is why I think I love the capsule wardrobe so much. However, when you buy small batch, you're just hitting the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other things to consider when striving for an ethical wardrobe and I'll do my best to get you there.
I will mention, I have bought my fair share of ethical pieces that are shit, and I would never promote any product that I don't have major respect for.
Other than buying second hand, buying ethical and sustainable is new to me. Finding brands that provide a safe working environment while also paying their employees fair wages is the first thing I look for when shopping. Second, the brand's initiative for sustainability, such as saving water would be something I look for as well. Also, the type of fabric is important too, but that also falls under their sustainability because a lot of man made material is terrible for the environment.
Patagonia is a clothing company mainly for outdoors gear and active wear. They have warm coats and jackets that are great for camping, which is why this line is great for the adventurous ones! And because most of their clothing line is meant for the outdoors, they do use a lot of polyester and nylon, but it's mostly recycled polyester and nylon in addition to organic cotton. They also have adorable swimsuits made from recycled polyester as well.
People Tree is a fair trade and sustainable brand with quirky English styles. They also have amazing prices! I love it when brands go through all the love of producing ethical products, and then sell it all at fair prices.