Liz Alig Fair Trade Dresses (and a Giveaway!)

liz alig bike-11As the veritable clothes horse my chosen blog name implies, I quite like clothes. I love that through blogging I have discovered so many clothing lines I would never have known about before and appreciate it even more when I'm able to discover and work with ethical clothing brands. One such brand I'm excited to be partnering with today is Liz Alig. Liz Alig is a fair trade fashion brand that supports slow fashion, recycling, and effortless style--all things I can get behind! Both of the dresses I'm wearing in this post are made from recycled fabrics; this floaty pale green number is made from flour sacks, the striped dress below is made from handwoven recycled denim. I love the flour dress especially for the gorgeous details--the myriad of mixed buttons down the side and the buttoned back details, but also for the history of flour sack dresses. In the 1930s women started recycling flour sacks to make clothes and flour companies caught on and started printing colorful patterned sacks to sell their flour in. The company's logo would be printed in an ink that washed out and even came with instructions for washing away the logo so that the sack and it's fun print could be enjoyed without the advertising (don't you wish companies still did that today?!). This dress isn't a vintage one from the 1930s, but rather a modern dress made with the same principle--reusing a flour sack to make a charming dress. I love the subtle, fading patterning on it and how it echoes that earlier era of thriftiness we would be wise to channel today. 
If you're equally charmed with Liz Alig's designs (and there's a bit of something for everyone from overalls to swing dresses to striped tees and totes), then you need to enter my giveaway with them for $150 store credit. To enter leave a comment on this post linking to what you would buy from Liz Alig if you won. Find a bonus way to enter on my Instagram. Open to everyone, the winner will be drawn in one week. 
liz alig bike-22 liz alig bike-5Liz Alig Louissa dress (also in blue) c/o, Modcloth sandals
liz alig bike-23-side liz alig bike-19 liz alig bike-14 liz alig bike-8Liz Alig Louissa dress (also in blue) c/o, Modcloth sandals
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boater hat, Liz Alig June dress c/o

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71 comments:

  1. I love that the brand supports so many great causes! I'm trying to ease myself away from fast-fashion, so I'll definitely check them out! 💕💕

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  3. What a great giveaway! Thanks for introducing me to this brand. And I've got to say, I expect to pay a premium for ethical, slow fashion, and I was so impressed with how much lower these prices were than I would have expected! I love the Louissa dress and this Casey shirt looks so comfy cozy! http://www.lizalig.com/casey-top/

    I'm at dramanpr at aol dot com.

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  4. I'm always looking for new fair trade, slow fashion brands! I would pick up these lovely adorable overalls <3

    http://www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-and-white-stripe/

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  5. The Louissa dress in green that you're wearing would definitely be my pick!
    http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

    <3

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  6. I love her work! I would snag the Louissa Dress - I love a classic silhouette

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the Rosa dress- reminds me so much of a dress I loved all through university!

    http://www.lizalig.com/rosa-dress/

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  8. I was so surprised to see affordable prices on fair trade and sustainable clothes! Thanks for introducing me to this great brand. I would love the Sloan cardigan http://www.lizalig.com/sloan-cardigan/

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  9. This is so cool! I have never heard of a dress made from flour sacks before, what an awesome way to recycle!

    I would buy this June dress in stripes- I love the colors and the silhouette!
    http://www.lizalig.com/june-dress-handwoven-stripe/

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  10. I love the Tilly dress, could wear it in any season!

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  11. June Dress is pretty darn awesome + it has pockets! <3 (I buy a lot of dresses but I realized that I only wear those with pockets, ha!)

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  12. I love these overalls! They are so unique from a meaningful company!

    http://www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-texture/

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  13. I love this brand, thank you for introducing me!! I want to get the Louissa Dress my next paycheck, such a beautiful dress!

    My instagram is @talkingbirb

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  14. I would finally try out a jumpsuit! The Dolores jumpsuit looks so comfy: http://www.lizalig.com/dolores-jumpsuit-navy/

    Those dresses look amazing on you!

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  15. I love the green Louissa dress!

    http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

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  16. Yay for ethical fashion! I’ve been on the hunt for a good romper for goodness knows how long, and the Maybe Romper looks like it might just be the one! http://www.lizalig.com/maybe-romper-handwoven-stripe/

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  17. Loving this brand, thank you so much for sharing!<3
    My favourite is the Louissa dress: http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-light-blue/
    simply dreamy!!!

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  18. What an amazing find! I love the Louissa dress - http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

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  19. This is really cool, also, as a recycle freak the flour sack dress is right up my alley (and it looks great on you btw)!
    I also like this one: http://www.lizalig.com/sarita-dress-grey-textured-print/
    Have a nice day!

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  20. Definitely the Louissa dress I'm blue! http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-light-blue/ thanks for sharing awesome brands like this!

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  21. http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

    This one, for sure! I love the open back and the light color!

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  22. I love the Louissa, its so sweet! Also, I like the Tilly dress a lot. http://www.lizalig.com/tilly-dress-dark-navy/ I love the idea of fashion made with old fashioned principals, it's such a nice way of doing things

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  23. I love the June, Sarita & Tilly dresses! My way of opting out of fast fashion has been to buy almost exclusively secondhand, but every once in a while it is nice to have something new!

    Thanks for running this giveaway :)

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    1. And the link to the Sarita dress is here http://www.lizalig.com/sarita-dress-grey-textured-print/

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  24. I love this company and would be thrilled to win any of their pieces. I think I'd go for the sloan cardigan, but who knows now that Ive seen your gorgeous photos of their dresses?!

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  25. I would definitely wear the Louissa Dress in light blue. Love it! Thanks for introducing me to a new ethical fashion company :-)

    This is the dress I really, really want: http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-light-blue/

    ~Laurali Star

    https://www.girlynaturelovers.com/

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  26. Absolutely in love with the Louissa dress!

    http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

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  27. Great brand! I would love to get myself this dress: http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-light-blue/
    And i love your pics <3
    Betty
    betty5[at]gmx.at

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  28. These dresses are too cute! I absolutely love your style & photography!

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  29. I love the Dilsi overalls! http://www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-texture/

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  30. How wonderful! I love that green one, I also love both the June dresses and the Polly dress. It would definitely be a difficult choice! ��

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  31. I love these. Hunted through every last item then got to read some of the beautiful work they can do to give back to those around them! The overalls are just divine:)
    www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-texture/

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  32. My favorite was definitely the dilsi overalls in the grey and white texture! So adorable and love that they are made from recycled goods!

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  33. I'm so excited for this giveaway! I've never heard of this brand before and everything is so beautiful, feminine, and delicate looking! Bonus points that it's all ethically sourced and made! I love the dress you're wearing in the photos, but I'd probably go for the Dilsi overalls if I won. I love a good pair of overalls and they are so adorable! http://www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-texture/

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  34. The Louisa green dress! http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green

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  35. Thank you for the giveaway! If I win I would buy the Sarita dress :-)
    http://www.lizalig.com/sarita-dress-grey-textured-print/

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  36. I like the Louissa dress. http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

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  37. The flour sack dress you wear is so cool! But I'd choose the June dress, it's simple, it has pockets, definitely my kind of dress! :)

    http://www.lizalig.com/june-dress-grey-stripe/

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  38. Thanks for introducing me to another great company with great style! I absolutely love these overalls: http://www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-and-white-stripe/

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  39. I’ve never heard of this brand before - they look so awesome! I’d buy these overalls if I won: http://www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-and-white-stripe/

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  41. Yay for fair trade and affordable pricing! I love the June dress in handwoven stripe! http://www.lizalig.com/june-dress-handwoven-stripe/

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  42. I'm so glad you shared this company! It's such a wonderful idea that I want to support. I dont normally like the way rompers look on me; However, the maybe romper looks like such a comfortable casual piece!

    http://www.lizalig.com/maybe-romper-handwoven-stripe/

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  43. I would love to get the Silvy Shirt - so simple and stylish: http://www.lizalig.com/silvy-shirt/

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  44. What a great company! I love this romper! http://www.lizalig.com/maybe-romper-handwoven-stripe/

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  45. I would totally get the louissa dress it's so pretty.
    http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

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  46. I would definitely choose the Louissa dress. It would be perfect for the Australian summer coming soon! http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-light-blue/

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  47. I adore the Louisa dress, which is perfect because that happens to be my wife's name <3
    http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-light-blue/
    Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  48. Thanks for the bit of history on flour sack dresses - so interesting!
    http://www.lizalig.com/jojo-jumpsuit/

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  49. This brand is amazing! I love this dress: http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-light-blue/

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  50. How awesome! I’ve been looking for a sustainable clothing brand, and this dress seems wonderful.
    http://www.lizalig.com/june-dress-grey-stripe/

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  51. As someone who spent a good deal of time researching 1930s art recently, I am so impressed to see the spirit of Depression-era ingenuity continuing into the present!

    After seeing your post, the lovely green number would be the only one for me http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

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  52. Thanks for sharing such a great find! I would love to get so many things from here. If I had to pick one I would probably have to go with the Louissa Dress for the back detailing, pockets, and cute buttons!

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  53. Do I have to pick just one thing? Qould deffiniatey love to have the Louissa dress. But aso the June dress. Couple of rompers and some overalls.
    http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

    Please please please 😌

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  54. Love this promotion of sustainable fashion! They've got a lot of cute stuff. I'd likely go for the Dilsi Overalls in grey texture. http://www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-texture/

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  55. Love this promotion of sustainable fashion! They've got a lot of cute stuff. I'd likely go for the Dilsi Overalls in grey texture. http://www.lizalig.com/dilsi-overalls-grey-texture/

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  56. I'd get the Sarita Dress dress if I could, it looks professionally casual and a good wardrobe beilder

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  57. I would get the Aplaca Florence Cardigan. The designs are amazing.

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  58. I think I would get that June dress. So cute! What a great idea. :)

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  59. I quite like this dress:
    http://www.lizalig.com/juli-dress/

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  60. I would choose the Tilly dress ;)
    http://www.lizalig.com/tilly-dress-dark-navy/

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  61. Hello! I would pick the Sarita dress
    http://www.lizalig.com/sarita-dress-grey-textured-print/

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  62. I love ethical fashion! I would go for the june dress!! http://www.lizalig.com/june-dress-handwoven-stripe/

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  63. This is a beautiful brand (not just the clothes but the ethos as well!) Thank you so much for the introduction and you have just given me a new dress to obsess over

    http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-green/

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  64. What a great find! I love the Tilly Dress! http://www.lizalig.com/tilly-dress-dark-navy/

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  65. Thanks for sharing this brand. They are so inspiring. I like the June dress a lot.
    http://www.lizalig.com/june-dress-handwoven-stripe/
    It looks like a perfect dress to wear on summer days as well as in the autumn.

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  66. I'm so excited to be introduced to such a darling shop! And how lovely that they are both affordable and fair trade. This is a gem of a brand to be sure. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I'm definitely eyeing the June Dress - Handwoven Stripe a little extra. http://www.lizalig.com/june-dress-handwoven-stripe/

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  67. What an amazing brand! I love the Louissa dress in blue:

    http://www.lizalig.com/louissa-dress-light-blue/

    Thank you so much for sharing this brand, they are really doing something beautiful, unique and sustainable.

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  68. I really like this: http://www.lizalig.com/leather-tote/
    Thanks :)

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