Wearing dumpster dived shoes, 3 year old shorts from a consignment shop, and an old fast fashion top
Hello there! Thanks for finding me on TikTok and wanting to learn more 🙂 My name is Lily (she/hers), I’m 24, and I blog about sustainability, running, and travel (you probably know me from my sustainable fashion stuff).
I like to use TikTok as a way to share bite-sized info, but the topics I cover are often very nuanced. If you want to learn more, check out these detailed posts that I’ve written. I’ll also share some sustainable brands I’ve vetted, ways to support my work, and more about me.
This page does contain some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission on any purchases made, at no extra cost to you. This income allows me to keep creating educational content. Please always consume resonsibly!
Action Items to Support Garment Workers
Fashion Revolution Week
- Email 2 brands to publish a list of their suppliers. If they respond, follow up with more specific questions. (pages 16-17 of the guide)
- Email 2 brands that have yet to pay for canceled orders due to Covid.
You might say something like:
I love your clothing, but I’m concerned about labor rights issues within your supply chain. [Brand] has yet to commit to paying for canceled COVID-19 orders, despite the fact that you have [a billionaire CEO] OR [made profits during the pandemic]. At the same time, the majority of garment workers have not had enough money to feed themselves. As a [former] customer, I urge you to commit to paying up and provide fair working conditions for your workers, outlined at payupfashion.com.
I will be following along your decision. Until then, I cannot support your brand.
Other Action Items
Support the AAPI Community
6 Ways to Support the Asian-American Community (blog post text link in case you want to copy & paste and share: https://imperfectidealist.com/support-the-aapi-community/)
Commonly Asked For
My Ethical and Sustainable Brand Directory (work in progress)
The earrings y’all always ask me about!
Support My Work
If you’ve found my posts helpful and want to show your appreciation financially, you can buy me a ko-fi. My Venmo is @lilycfang.
Definitely no pressure! There are plenty of ways to support my work for free, through sharing links on social or sharing Instagram graphics to your story.
Please just ask for permission if you want to use any of my work in your own, or put my work on another platform.
Name: Lily Fang (she/hers)
College: Amherst College (I studied Math and French)
Location: Boston, MA/Columbus, OH; I’ve also lived in France and England
Work: I’m location independent and work as a freelance blog editor for an education startup that provides free college guidance. I also spend a lot of time on my blog and would love to make full-time income from it.
My sustainable fashion story: I actually used to be a fashion blogger until I realized how detrimental the fashion industry was. At the same time, I was also frustrated with the sustainable fashion world and all the misinformation and misconceptions. That led me to write my first sustainable fashion post in January 2020, which was about sustainable fashion myths. It became one of my most popular posts, so I continued creating sustainable fashion content.
Personally, I’m definitely not a perfect consumer and make slip-ups every now and then! But I try to buy as little as possible, and shop secondhand before buying new.
Sustainable fashion can feel elitist or not inclusive, so my goal is to advocate for ethical fashion in a way that’s applicable to everyone.
Things I love: I’m a marathoner (I’ve done 3 full marathons and 9 half marathons). I’m also very passionate about fighting food waste; I like to call myself a “wastetarian,” or someone who mostly eats plant-based unless food is about to be wasted.