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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!

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Action Items to Support Garment Workers

Fashion Revolution Week

You might say something like:

Dear [Brand],

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.


[Your name]

Other Action Items

1. Sign the petition at payupfashion.com.
2. Sign the Garment Worker Center Petition to pass the Garment Worker Protection Act.
3. Donate to AWAJ, which directly supports women garment workers in Bangladesh
4. Demand transparency from brands. I have a template in my post on how to tell if a brand is sustainable.

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!

Blog Posts

Sustainable or Greenwashing? How to Evaluate Fashion Brands

7 Ethical and Sustainable Underwear Brands (Size-Inclusive Options)

The Gentrification of Thrifting: Is Thrifting + Reselling Ethical?

Is SHEIN Ethical? Deep Dive Into Their Greenwashing

Is Everlane *Actually* Ethical and Sustainable?

Deadstock Fabrics: A Form of Greenwashing?

9 Common Misconceptions About Sustainable Fashion

Is Shopping on Etsy Ethical and Sustainable?

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.

About Me

Name: Lily Fang (she/hers)
Age: 24
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.


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I'm Lily, and I run races and go places (& blog about it). I also try to advocate for the planet & its people.
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