Conscious Shopping: Roozt

 Roozt Finds

Trying to wrap one’s head around the many problems associated with fashion consumption—environmental costs, poor labor standards, etc.—can feel overwhelming, especially when attempting to figure out which brands and items to steer clear of and which to embrace. Luckily, there are websites like Roozt. This online portal aggregates fashion from responsible companies that are having a positive impact, whether it’s through sustainable production, fair labor practices, community giving, or other avenues. Just signing up for a free Roozt membership does a little good: for each membership, the site donates a meal to a hungry American through Feeding America. The site hosts an impressive array of stylish and unique finds, and I loved how many new, fascinating brands I was introduced to. A few of my favorite discoveries so far are pictured above.

The Drape & Flare Racerback tank, Vintage Tribe Bag and Solar Cuff are from a company called 4 All Humanity, whose apparel is made at a cooperative in Uganda and whose accessories are made with recycled materials in cooperatives in India, Thailand, Mexico and South Africa. The Macy Clark earrings—made with reclaimed brass chains—are by eco-jewelry company Hovey Lee. The Dusty Purple Square Scarf was handwoven by women in Ethiopia for Ugandan-based ethical fashion brand Sseko Designs. Lur Apparel, an environmentally and sustainably responsible American company, is behind the comfy and funky Lodgepole Pants.