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5 Faves From The

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Every year, the entire blogging world goes crazy over the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Bloggers share try on videos featuring their fave items of the sale, and pretty soon consumers everywhere start to realize that they all have the same “fave items….”

2021 is the year of the wise consumer –  After a year of living through pandemic we are smarter and are more aware of what we need, what we like, what has a positive impact on our lives and the world, and what is REALLY worth our time and money.

And really,  I LOVE  this. I love seeing how the Devi Collective community is making this shift together. So, I’ve made the decision to share items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I wear, use and a few items I’m purchasing again this year. In full commitment to this shift in the way we are shopping, I am going to disclose as much as I know about the brands sustainability and leave the buying power up to you.

 

**full disclosure, at this point, I feel comfortable supporting brands that have made commitments to change as I know I am starting this shift in my life as well. Some of these brands may not get the best ratings, but the fact that they have acknowledged and have made commitments to change hits home for me.

5 Practical and usable finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 

 

Restore Soft Pocket Leggings:

I have lived in about 5 different pairs of pants during the pandemic, and these are one of them. These jogger style leggings are buttery soft but hold their shape through multiple washes. The jogger style hem at the bottom is thicker than many others that are out there, so it is more defined, but in the black color it does blend in more. The pockets in these are deep and reach down to the middle of my thigh. I do put my phone in there with ease when wearing them. I style these with a t-shirt t shirt tucked either tucked in, tied or just loose. I currently own these in the Grey Shade and have ordered the Blue Veil this year. I love the simplicity and ease of this style – they are unique, comfortable and a great go to for daily wear.

 

Live In High Waist Leggings:

The name of these leggings says it all. These are high waisted, high quality, sustain the test of being worn and washed multiple times a week (by me) and I have also worked out in them – and they stay put. I already own these leggings in the Black & Grey Forged and this year I’m torn between adding the Red Couture or Blue Veil. If you have any strong opinions on this – let me know. I also love that I have worn these “workout leggings” out to dinner and they have passed as a high end pair of what would be considered “going out” leggings. I think that is KEY to all of us in this community.

 

Live in Jogger Pants

I sound like a broken record, I know. But these joggers have been on repeat this year. And while I know we have hopes of the world opening back up, and MAYBE dressing up again, I kind of don’t want to go back to wearing real pants again. Although, one could argue I always find a way to be comfortable and wear pajamas out. Leggings, Joggers and maxi dresses have been the way of life for the past year, and I will say again, that these are perfect for lounging around or going out. the elastic waist is a plus, of course, and true to this brand, the cuff at the bottom of these pants is wider than most so the jogger style is more pronounced. The tie waist works, not just there for show, as are the POCKETS which is also a winner. I think what makes these so versatile is the fabric – it is soft & machine washable. I currently own the these in black and have ordered them in the navy nightfall.

 

Sustainability rating:

(Copy and pasted from www.goodonyou.eco)

Its environmental rating is ‘not good enough’, it is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). It has made a public commitment to reduce its direct and indirect carbon emissions but has not yet set a clear target. It has adopted the American Apparel and Footwear Association’s Restricted Substance List. However it has made no commitment to eliminate hazardous chemicals in its supply chain.

Its labor rating is ‘not good enough’. It has a Supplier Code of Conduct based off the ILO Conventions, Fair labor Standards Act and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. It is part of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) but it sources from countries with high or extreme risk of labor abuse. It traces suppliers in part of its supply chain and some of its supply chain is independently audited. However there is no evidence it provides a living wage for its workers.

This brand does not use any animal derived materials. Since the brand makes products that are generally free of animal materials, we haven’t awarded points. The total score is calculated from environment and labor scores only.

Zella is rated ‘Not Good Enough’ based on informational from our own research.

 

Bliss Perfection Underwire Contour Bra

This is my everyday, go to bra.Before finding this bra I was constantly pulling and tugging at my bra during the day to get it to fit. The cups are foam lines with a soft jersey textile – this is by far the MOST COMFORTABLE bra I have ever worn. Even with the underwire – I have fallen asleep in this bra and not woken up uncomfortable or “shifted” around. This bra holds you in a natural shape, and again, it does not ride up anywhere.

Sustainability Rating (makes me cringe):

This brand provides insufficient relevant information about how it reduces its impact on people, the planet and/or animals. You have a right to know how the products you buy affect the issues you care about.

NATORI is rated ‘We avoid’ based on information from our own research.

Overall rating: We avoid

Natori is rated We avoid. Brands are rated from 1 (We Avoid) to 5 (Great).
One of my gifts is to figure out a way to make pajamas/comfortable clothing part of everyday wear and in most cases, formal event wear. I have worn pajamas to fundraisers, work out leggings to formal dinners, and this “lounge tee” to dinner with pants and a pair of booties. This tee is long and loose enough to wear open with leggings but depending on the day, can also tuck it in with out a lot of bunching or tie it on the side easily b/c of the overside style of the tee.
While I know this is not part of the sale, anymore, it is an item I own in multiple colors. the $19 price tag is nice and makes it an easy buy.
Unfortunately, with the $19 price tag, come the sustainability rating….
Sustainability Rating:

Its environmental rating is ‘not good enough’. It is a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). It has made a public commitment to reduce its direct and indirect carbon emissions but has not yet set a clear target. It has adopted the American Apparel and Footwear Association’s Restricted Substance List. However it has made no commitment to eliminate hazardous chemicals in its supply chain.

Its labor rating is ‘not good enough’. It has a Supplier Code of Conduct based off the ILO Conventions, Fair labor Standards Act and UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Is part of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety and Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) but it sources from countries with high or extreme risk of labor abuse. It traces suppliers in part of its supply chain and some of its supply chain is independently audited. However there is no evidence it provides a living wage for its workers.

Its animal is ‘it’s a start’. It uses leather and wool without stating its sources. It does not use fur, angora, down feather or exotic animal skin or hair.

BP. is rated ‘Not Good Enough’ based on informational from our own research.

Last Updated: March 2017

Overall rating: Not good enough

BP. is rated Not good enough. Brands are rated from 1 (We Avoid) to 5 (Great).
My hope is that sharing my favorite items alongside their sustainability ratings will help educate us as consumers so we can make better choices. The goal here is NOT perfection, the goal is to take steps to be better, and after we have each taken a few steps, we will be close to as perfect as we can be. I’m proud to be on this path with you!
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