How to Afford Sustainable Style  

Sustainable Style made Affordable

Sustainable style is known for being 'more expensive'- that's in quotations because expense is a point of view. The intent of sustainable and ethical fashion is to be stylish while also making sure the supply chain is transparent: from procuring materials that won't harm the environment to paying living wages to the garment workers. When we think about cost, we understand that we are in a symbiotic relationship with the people who make the clothes and our money is a tangible expression of our desire for equity. That being said, many sustainable and ethical fashion brands understand that we have been trained by fast fashion and we love the idea of getting a 'deal'. So, hip hip hooray, let's do After Pay! This is an interest free, get-it-now-pay-later- payment plan! It is a win-win for you and for the brands.

This is how it works: You put an item in your cart then choose how you are going to pay (credit card, money app, etc). Now, select After Pay. You will be directed to a new site once you have put in your CC or money app credentials. After Pay will break your payments up into four smaller increments. The item will be shipped to you according to your shipping options. Read: you get the item before you finish paying for it. If the price of sustainable and ethical fashion has felt out of reach, use this updated version of lay away to help you afford pieces that are good for you, good for the environment and good for the garment workers.

Take a look at all of the different brands and items you can purchase in this way, from swimsuits to boots After Pay has you covered!

Summersalt The Sidestroke, 4 payments of $23.75

This swimsuit won top honors from the stylish minds at Elle Magazine and has been voted the #1 most wildly-flattering one-shoulder style. This is a best selling swimsuit at Summersalt and it should be in your summer rotation!

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Vetta -The Cape Jumpsuit, 4 payments of $39.75

This jumpsuit is a staple piece for Vetta Capsule- the brand is all about helping you create a capsule wardrobe so each piece can be worn in a variety of ways. This jumpsuit can be worn with the cape side in the back and the wrap portion in the front, or flip the top around for a drapey front and a wrap back. Plus, the top buttons off entirely and you can wear the pants alone. Made from super-soft Tencel, this jumpsuit is the perfect thing to wear for just about anything. The Vetta website has video so you can see all the ways their clothes can be worn and re-worn.

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Bhava-Tilda Wood Clog, 4 payments of $66.25

These clogs are the perfect combination of gorgeous and comfortable. Step into a natural cork insole, experience the state of the art shock-absorb sport sole for supreme comfort. A gorgeous artisan crafted solid wood heel finishes this urban chic sandal!

The wood clog is made from premium vegan leathers do not contain aromatic amines, PCP, formaldehyde, PVC, phthalates, azo-dyes, or chrome and REACH certified in Europe

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Neu Nomads- Organic Linen Button Up Shirt, 4 payments of $29.50

This classic, summer ready, linen button down shirt is unfussy in so many ways. First, the styling options are limitless, but better yet, it is easy to care for. Just wash and go. It is made from 100% Organic Linen, it’s Non-toxic, AZO free dyes were used to create the perfect summer color, golden rays all around!  

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Aquaitalia-Florita, 4 payments of 131.25

Thinking about the upcoming season? Consider making the investment in this waterproof, made in Italy, to-die-for-boot. This refined pointed-toe ankle boot in snake printed leather with an inside zipper and stacked heel could be just the item that your wardrobe needs for a refresh. Buy it now, pay for it in installments and by the time Fall rolls around you will be good to go!

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Learn More About Professor Kendi  

Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times best selling author (How to be an Antiracist, STAMPED, Racism, Antiracism and You) and the founding Director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington D.C. Starting in July he will become the Professor of History and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist research. 

I recently had the good fortune of being a guest at an event where Professor Kendi spoke to me and a group of my colleagues. His clear ideas on how to move forward in a world focused on inclusion and the active work we can all do towards anti-racism are a breath of fresh air. As a historian, he outlines where we are in an historical context and passes along words of hope. I found a podcast interview with him on goop where you can hear his words.

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