Sustainably Chic

Believers in Effortless Clothing, Slow Fashion & Positive World Impact

Fashion, Fashion Pt. 6Natalie Kay

Liz Alig

What had started with a curious consumer asking a few simple questions about the way her clothes were made, Liz Alig has grown into an ethical fashion brand partnering with over ten fair trade cooperatives. A fashion student obsessed with textiles {this I can relate to}, Elizabeth, the creator, had several concerns about the clothing industry after living in Kenya for a summer. She started working with NGOs in India and Honduras, and felt there was a big opportunity to give a better life to those making our clothes. 

I realized that maybe the production of our clothing with small fair trade cooperatives could give women in developing countries an education which in turn could give them a source of income which in turn would give their children a better education. Maybe the production of our clothing could be a key in helping whole communities out of poverty.
— Elizabeth, Founder of Liz Alig

Beginning with only recycled materials, Elizabeth set out to create a small collection of dresses. The experiment went over well, and the dresses sold. She was then able to partner with Mi Esperanza, a fair trade cooperative out of Honduras, to produce 100 dresses. Success hit, and the business grew from there...

Liz Alig believes clothing should be effortless, and the production transparent. All materials used are sustainable, and they love working with recycled fabrics, soft pima cottons, hand dyed silks and vibrant ikats. They understand what you choose to wear impacts the world, and slow fashion allows the opportunity to build stronger communities.

You go, Liz Alig - I'm obsessed with your Mantra, as well as my Lucy Dress!  

The Lucy Dress {pictured above} is made from recycled flour sacks sourced from local markets in Ghana, Africa. All dresses are unique in print, some with more noticeable prints. Mine is quite faint, but it comes off as a gorgeous watercolor effect. Instead of using a zipper, which are difficult to source in Ghana, they used sweet little recycled buttons to close the back and side. The dresses are sewn by women entrepreneurs who each have their own tailoring business on the coast of Ghana! Check out the gallery below for a few of my favorite pieces in their Spring collection.

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Tilly Dress | Tammy Tank | Susan Mini Skirt | Mary Jane Dress | Kristy Dress

Interested in hosting a Trunk Show? It is a great way to empower their workers, and earn some money for yourself on the side! Click - here - for more information. 

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