Shopping Ethically with Stitch Fix, The Bumble Collection, Link-Up & Giveaway!

July 11, 2016·

One of the most common questions I have been getting lately is, “Do you still use Stitch Fix? Do you still love the company? How do you shop ethically and purchase with purpose when you get fixes from Stitch Fix?”

The answer is a resounding YES! I still get regular fixes from Stitch Fix and I cannot say enough good things about the company. Seriously. My experiences with the service, with the staff, with the company, etc. have been nothing but positive and amazing and I love them! Truly!

Now, you all know how passionate I am about doing the best I can to shop with intention and purchase with purpose. What does that mean, really? Well, for me, that means that, whenever possible, I am purchasing from companies that I know are doing everything they can to make a difference in this world and are manufacturing their items ethically. Trust me, I am not an expert at this and I don’t get this right all the time, but I am so passionate about learning the most that I can and sharing what I know with others! And, I believe that when we all make little changes here and there, we can make a world of difference!

With that being said… here are a few tips for shopping ethically with Stitch Fix!

1. In your note to your stylist, request items that you know are ethically made.

Stitch Fix actually carries a lot of awesome fair trade and ethical brands. Nakamol, Sseko Designs, and 31Bits are just a couple that immediately come to mind!

This clutch is by Sseko Designs and the bracelet is by 31Bits.

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2. In your note to your stylist, request items that are Made in the USA, Canada, and other countries that have fair labor standards (most European countries fall into this category!)

For example, these blue and mustard colored jeans by Margaret M are a favorite of mine and they’re made in Canada! 

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This Le Lis top was made in the USA and is a favorite of mine!Stitch Fix Le Lis Jessamine Scoop Neck Blouse, 31 bits bracelet, Sseko Designs clutch, The Root Collective Izzie Dorsay Flats | Ethical Fashion & Style Blogger (2)
Other Made in the USA brands they carry are brands like 41Hawthorn (most of their stuff is made in the USA), Loveappella, Ingrid & Isabel, and Le Lis.

This Ingrid and Isabel Stitch Fix maternity dress is made in the USA, too!
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3. Ask yourself the #30Wears question.

The #30Wears question is: will I get 30 wears out of this item? Do I love it so much that it’s a staple and I know I’m going to wear it over and over and over again. The point of it being that you’re not just “turning over” clothing left and right and buying something just for the sake of buying something. This gets you thinking about your clothing as an investment rather than just a “fast fashion” piece to be easily discarded when you’re done with it.

For example, these red jeans I got from Stitch Fix a few years ago are jeans I have LITERALLY worn probably 100 times. I wear them ALL the time! They are some of my favorite pants in the world and they go with so much in my closet. They were a great investment and I know I’ll wear them for years to come. I’ve gotten WAY MORE than my #30Wears out of them.

peplum top, red jeans, Sseko sandals, Nickel and Suede earrings, The Mighty River Project bag

4. Be okay with not keeping everything in a fix. Also, be okay with keeping one thing or nothing in a fix.

Remember, Stitch Fix is a service. It’s a luxury. I love it because it’s fun, I love the company, I love the service, I love how it’s pushed me out of my style comfort zone, etc. etc. etc. I could go on. But at the end of the day, I know it’s a luxury and I know it’s a service. I love my stylist and I know that I don’t have to keep everything she sends me. I don’t ever want to buy something JUST for the sake of buying something.

The key is, the more that people request items from Made in the USA brands and other ethical / fair trade brands, the more Stitch Fix will work to keep those brands in stock and in their inventory! All you have to do is ask! 🙂 

What about you? Have you requested anything specific from Stitch Fix? 

let it shine logoWelcome to Let it Shine! Believe it or not, this is our FOUR YEAR anniversary of our link-up month! Yup, this little link up has been around for four years, and to celebrate we’ve got a month worth of fun coming your way.

Each week this month we are teaming up with one of our favorite brands to do a special giveaway for y’all! Yes, that’s FOUR big giveaways!

This week we are teaming up with two amazing brands that will help you prepare for summer activities galore!

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Stitch Fix is an amazing personalized style service that delivers five pieces to your doorstep in an adorable package.  These items are hand selected based on request and an EXTENSIVE styling profile you create.  You can request items for a specific event, a certain style, a whole outfit, or staples to add to your closet.  Both of us have worked with Stitch Fix to do special events, and have just fallen in love with their company!

The Bumble Collection is a family lifestyle brand that carries beautiful pieces to make family life a little easier.  For two decades, The Bumble Collection has been creating diaper bags, lunch boxes and coolers.  Their Down By The Shore cooler is PERFECT for summer days at the beach!

I love all the storage options and I love the insulation on the inside to keep things hot or cool!

Today, these brands are teaming up to give one reader a summer vacation gift pack! Enter to win a $150 gift card to Stitch Fix and a Down By The Shore Cooler for summer trips and adventures!

Be sure to enter and don’t forget to enter LAST WEEK’S SUMMER ACCESSORIES GIVEAWAY!