Les Femmes: Sustainable Feminine Fashion
This July is a scorcher, the icecaps are melting, and we are really still buying fast fashion?
Based in Los Angeles, Les Femmes is an online store which sells strictly eco- conscious and high- quality products. Les Femmes’ sustainable feminine clothing has given us the means to reduce our carbon footprint and cool off during this summer season all at once - not to mention their French inspiration brings a light and breezy flow into one’s wardrobe.
The timeless and classic designs of sustainable products are made with organic and ethically sourced fabric. All dyes are plant-based with zero synthetic chemicals. Les Femmes uses vegan fabrics which are ethically sourced and the company makes a point to ensure that all products are made ethically.
Even in shipping, Les Femmes aims to eliminate carbon neutral supplies and ship out online orders in recycled materials. By taking our summer shopping to Les Femmes as opposed to various other online retail, we are presented with the opportunity to support our local economies and adopt more eco- conscious alternatives in our world of fashion. And we get to be cute about it too.
The idea behind this business is ‘less is more’. Why buy four similar looking linen shirts when you can buy one rare ethically made linen shirt instead which gives back to the earth while purchasing it? The brand even encourages us buyers to live a more minimalist lifestyle of only owning what we need without living in excess - this is shown in their minimum yet sufficient online stock.
There is also something extremely rewarding about owning and wearing an item of clothing that you know was made holistically with pure intentions. It's a rare find when you are able to step away from the capitalist mindset for a moment and realize that you are doing something good for the planet by spending money on a pair of pleated pants or a cotton bralette.
The coolest way to stay cool this summer and combat global warming can be found by shopping wholistically with Les Femmes.
by Chloe Laughlin