Thursday, November 26, 2009

Celebrate Thanksgiving ~ Save 25% or 50% at

Happy Thanksgiving to all you lovely "Fashionably Responsible" readers and shoppers out there!

This year, to make your weekend a bit brighter, Fashion Ethic is pleased to offer TWO stellar discount codes, valid Thanksgiving Thursday thru Monday November 30th.

Use code "MAKEITMINE" to turn any regular-priced purchases into Final Sale merchandise and take 50% off. (Final Sale means returns cannot be accepted, while size exchanges may still be possible, depending on stock.)


Enter code "THANKS25" to receive 25% off your order of $50 or more, sitewide (including newly-discounted Final Sale items!). Only one code may be used, per order; choose wisely!

So sit back and relax, we've got your ethical apparel for the holidays, as well as great gifts for the girlfriends, the kids, mom, and the Mr. You'll be supporting Independent designers who are making 'Fashionably Responsible' choices and saving a trip to the mall. It's just our way of saying "Thanks" for supporting ethical business and fashion!


Photo Credit: The Associated Press ...inspired by Mini-FashionEthic's decision to 'save the turkeys' - she'll be pardoning them every day from now on :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Vote for the Next ONE Campaign T-Shirt

The ONE Campaign against Poverty recently received over 500 submissions when they asked for new T-shirt designs. The judges have chosen the top three and it's time for you to vote for your favorite!

ONE is a grassroots campaign cofounded by DATA founders Bono, Bob Geldof, Bobby Shriver, Jamie Drummond and Lucy Matthew. The campaign is backed by over 2 million people like you and me who have added their voice to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

The ONE T-shirt is just one of the tools used to raise awareness about the campaign and its issues. To educate yourself on the challenges - and the triumphs - in the fight against poverty and preventable disease, take some time after voting to explore the ONE website.

Best of all, after you vote, you'll receive a coupon for 15% off your next purchase in the ONE Store.

VOTE for your favorite ONE Tshirt Design before November 15th HERE

READ the ONE Campaign blog post about the contest

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sneak Peek! Our Picks from the 2009 Goodwill Glitter Sale

Truly "Fashionably Responsible"(tm) shoppers know - vintage and gently used clothing isn't just sustainable, it can also be truly chic.

Last night, we had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the vast room that houses Seattle Goodwill's amazing Glitter Sale, set to open Saturday November 14th at 9am. Racks upon racks of vintage, designer, and premium label dresses, coats, hats, shoes, and jewelry beckon you in to the very large space where the sale is set.

^The formalwear offering is formidable - this is just one aisle, all arranged by color

^And the shoe selection is sure to set your heart aflutter. Here, just the pinks and reds!

Here, for your style pleasure, are some of Fashion Ethic's favorite picks from the immense offering. (Please excuse the blurry cell phone pics!)

^Pretty pale pink tulle gown and a yellow sparkler from the 50's

^A gorgeous purple feathered cloche. Vintage, of course!

^A tres Francaise look that can be yours for pennies on the dollar (or Euro)

But the highlight of highlights was hanging on a rack up front: an exquisitely designed frock with deco details (note the insouciant tassle hanging down the back). Paperwork attached to the dress gives information on its provenance and who wore it - a vintage collector's dream come true! And an absolute STEAL at just $24.99. Can you imagine?!

^My sidekick for the night, Sara from SPUN checking out the serious early-2oth-century design

Wondering what prices are like? Here's a sample of what we saw:
$99.99 for an amazing long skirt from Karl Lagerfeld (circa 1990's)
$29.99 for Michael Kors black studded pumps
$9.99, $24.99, and $49.99 for sequined dresses
$4.99 for an epic hair clip

I mean, where else can you find a rhinestone-trimmed captain's hat and a vintage piece like this all for under $50? I believe fellow vintage-adorer Rachel Zoe would agree when I tell you, it's bananas!

^Sara from SPUN ready for women's suffrage! ;)

Betsy McFeely from Goodwill and Tracy Schneider (aka @GlitterSale_Gal on Twitter) were our hostesses last night and you can tell they love their job.

And what a job it is! Tracy made sure we didn't miss the vintage Courreges, Cassini, and an amazing 3 piece maribou ensemble by Mr. Blackwell. She's been tracking her favorites over at the Glitter Sale Blog. Apparently nearly 200 volunteers help make this sale possible; "as you might imagine, it’s quite an undertaking!" says Tracy. I for one appreciate the display by color, and the "Purple 'Red Hats' Clothes" rack made me smile. These ladies know their customer base, no matter what the age!

But it gets better! All proceeds from the sale go to Goodwill programs. Betsy says,
“Last year, Seattle Goodwill’s job training and education programs served more than 2,700 people in the community. Because of the economy, more people than ever are coming to Goodwill. We’re seeing a greater demand in service, both from people who are unemployed and looking for work, as well as from people who are afraid they may lose their job and want to improve their skills.”

So do your part! Hit the sale this weekend and don't forget to let us know what you find. There are many pearls to be had in this treasure trove!

READ our blog post with details on the 2009 Goodwill Glitter Sale

GET the tips and tricks on how to shop the Glitter Sale from @GlitterSale_Gal herself!

CHECK out what fellow fashion bloggers picked as faves!
@ufntarah Tarah at Urban Fashion Network
@SimchaBabe Charl at Your Mother Wears Combat Boots

All That Glitters: How Goodwill's Glitter Sale can be your Goldmine

Atten-hut! Soldiers of the style army, unite this weekend at the Seattle Goodwill GLITTER SALE, the amazing formalwear and vintage apparel, accessories, and jewelry sale - where pieces are rare and prices are astoundingly low.

For 26 years, the Seattle Goodwill has been showcasing the 'best of the best' from their donation bins in a no-holds-barred, all-out style bonanza: the famous Glitter Sale. This isn't just a goldmine of vintage and barely-worn designer and formal wear, it's also a goldmine for the community.

Goodwill Industries is best known for their free job training and education programs in the community. Last year, they helped more than 2,200 people get the skills they need to prepare for work. Your donations and purchases at the network of Goodwill thrift stores and the Glitter Sale will support their continued efforts in our community.

Last week, the Glitter Sale 'buzz' kicked off in style at the 2nd Annual Glitter Gala at the downtown Sheraton hotel. This event is a favorite around town, as it is the first chance to see some of the merchandise that will be for sale this weekend. We caught up with Darnell Sue, co-founder of Girl Power Hour and this year's Glitter Gala MC. She raved about the fashion show put on by local Art Institute students and said, "There were several pieces I had my eye on...I was delighted to see so many guests dressed in their best and everyone seemed to be having a fabulous time."

Last night, we had the opportunity to gain our own sneak peek at items set for this weekend's sale. Check out the next post to see some specific eye-catchers!

WHERE: Seattle Goodwill's Dearborn Street Store 1400 South Lane St.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday Nove 14 and 15, 9:00am to 6pm

ADMISSION: FREE *all sale proceeds benefit Goodwill's programs

ENJOY Insider access at the official Glitter Sale Blog

FOLLOW the action live via Twitter @GlitterSale_Gal

REVIEW our coverage of 2008's Glitter Sale HERE and the Glitter Gala HERE