I’ve been taking a Women Studies class over the Summer and I’ve been loving it! My professor is inspiring and doesn’t take any shit. I’m finding that the world of ethical fashion overlaps a great deal with the spirit of feminism. Before taking this class, I’d scrunch my nose up in response to someone identifying as a feminist, but this reaction was based on misconceptions and probably something deeper; let’s just say that I remember inexplicably resenting the Spice Girls’ “Girl Power” as a pre-teen. I stopped shaving my armpits, which has alarmed my husband (I’m kidding). As long as I don’t become a man hater (misconception) and start burning bras (no one ever actually did that), I think we’ll be ok.
Introducing My Sister
Also, over the Summer, I discovered MY SISTER, a registered B Corp company that ties together my new-found interest in feminism and my passion for ethical clothing. MY SISTER is combatting sex trafficking through their clothing line by committing to ethically sourced and environmentally friendly pieces that share feminist views and support disadvantaged women. Via the manufacture of their clothing, they help provide internships and employment for women who’ve been marginalized or caught in the trafficking industry.
I’m wearing the “WE RISE” embroidered top. The fit is oversized and comfy. The fabric is a combination of 95% Organic Cotton with 5% spandex to add a bit of stretch, making the top drape nicely. The message behind “WE RISE” is one of unity. Together we can speak out against the exploitation of women and girls that occurs all the time. I love when people ask me what my shirt means. Each clothing purchase from MY SISTER supports training opportunities and after-care for women who’ve been sexually exploited.
To check out My Sister’s current lines, click here. I’m a big fan of the Sisterhood tunic and the message on the Not Your Body Cropped Hoodie makes me smile:
MY SISTER also make jewelry that I’m sure Gloria Steinem and bells hooks would be proud to wear! I wish I’d learned more about feminism and discovered MY SISTER sooner but I’m happy to be able to share these discoveries with you now rather than later.
Special thanks to MY SISTER for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.