Trove was one of the very first ethical fashion brands I discovered when I began my slow fashion journey. I was instantly drawn in by their unique styles, chic patterns, and beautiful branding. Their mission to "rewrite the story of fast fashion for a more delightful existence" sings to my very soul!
I was thrilled when Trove agreed to send me the Evelyn top, and I’ve LOVED wearing it to fun events and outings. I receive compliments wherever I go, and I love that the story behind it is uplifting and inspiring. It just might be my new favorite shirt!
In a beautiful intro video, the founders describes how Trove came to be:
“As women who were dialed into the fair trade industry, we felt we could easily get our hands on fair trade goods such as jewelry, coffee, and treasures for our home. What we weren’t finding much of was apparel that was responsibly made, affordable, and stylish. We also connected on the potential of creating dignified jobs in countries that need it the most”.
They accomplish their mission to "rewrite the story of fast fashion" in five ways:
One of my favorite parts about Trove's mission is how their designs are divided up by the country they were made in. Each collection is reflective of a specific culture's traditions, fabrics, and techniques. They currently feature collections from Rwanda and Guatemala.
The Pre-sale Model
In addition to the five pillars mentioned above, Trove is a pre-sale model company. This means that the clothing item isn't made until you order it! This allows them to have inclusive sizing (0-20), and to provide a wide range of fabrics and styles. Today's fast fashion industry creates SO much waste. Pre-sale models are ideal for ensuring that no article of clothing will be created only to be dumped in the landfill when no one purchases it three months later.
I love that each piece is made to order, because this means a clothing item is being created specifically for you and with your body type in mind! It takes a bit longer than normal (4-6 weeks), but it is well worth the wait. Trove makes sure to update you every step of the way via e-mail.
Experiencing fashion like this is such a unique experience, I encourage everyone to try it! I treasure my Trove top SO much because I know that it was hand crafted with me in mind.
Trove's unique approach to fashion is colorful, rich, and beautiful. Owning a piece of such high quality fabric that was handmade with YOU in mind is well worth the investment. Trove is also more affordable than most ethical fashion brands, which I know my readers appreciate and love! This top exceeded my expectations, fits like a glove, and has beautiful sturdy fabric. If you would like a beautiful piece that is ethically made with you in mind, please consider supporting this wonderful brand!
All photos by the talented Ali Brooke Photography- an Orange County Photographer!
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