The entire premise behind creating a limited wardrobe/capsule wardrobe/minimal wardrobe (whatever term you prefer...) is to create ease in your life. Getting dressed shouldn't add extra stress to your day — in fact, you should look forward to picking out your clothes, because they are, in a sense, an expression of your outlook for the day.
Sometimes, though, finding pieces to fill our "minimal closets" with is more work than we expect. It takes time, effort, and of course, money, to buy pieces we love, especially if the ethics behind a piece is important to you.
Luckily, there are many awesome brands in the growing ethical fashion industry whose aim is to make effortless fashion a reality, without compromising ethics.
Kestan is one such brand betting against fast fashion and set on making women's fashion more effortless and easy.
Deeply concerned about the wellbeing of those impacted by their brand — both their suppliers, employees, and customers — the founders of Kestan, Kevin and Stephanie, work hard to ensure that these guidelines are always at the forefront of whatever the brand is doing:
- Safe and clean working environment
- No forced or child labor
- A fair wage that can be lived on
- Sweatshop free
- No discrimination
They're also working to introduce sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics to their brand with their Kestan Organic line made entirely of 100% organic cotton. I'm wearing their Olwyn sweatshirt and it's quickly become my go-to for chilly days and cozy nights. It's easy to layer over a dress, or a baggy tee, and looks amazing with leggings, jeans, and joggers.
One of my favorite things about Kestan is their authenticity about the process of building an ethical brand. They're quick to admit that building a sustainable brand is a process — each step holding equal value — and it doesn't happen overnight. Kevin and Stephanie know this and are committed to being 100% transparent about their brand's process and sustainability processes.
Their pieces are classic, with an edgy twist, perfect for anyone looking to add staples to their closet that they can pair with almost anything.
Here are a few of my other favorites, both from their Organic Cotton line and their other styles:
*This post was compensated by Kestan. As always, all sponsored posts are authentic and hand selected by me. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Simply Liv & Co. possible!*