Fauxgerty: Conscious and Sustainable Fashion

On this blog I evaluate each line of clothing that I try on three principles, The Triple P’s: people, profit, and planet. I have a background in environmental science and currently work in the sustainable apparel industry, so I love diving deeper into ethical + sustainable supply chains and finding ways to support responsible businesses. I’m especially inspired by brands created by women, that embody both environmentalism and women empowerment.

Today I’m excited to be share my take on Fauxgerty, a sustainable brand designed by a fellow St. Louisan Chrissy Fogerty. I tried one of their popular dresses, The Fiona in black.

This dress felt like a quality material and is made from mostly tencel (a sustainable eucalyptus fiber), organic cotton and some spandex. It has a v-neck and a side-zipper to gather the waist. I’m a fan and wore it to a friends bridal shower with a few compliments! :) As a petite person, I love the length of the dress and it falls slightly above my ankles. I don’t drown in it and it’s got a nice movability to it. The material is thick enough not to be transparent, but light enough that you won’t feel overly hot. It can be dressed up or dressed down depending on what you pair it with and looks great styled with a hat! I paired it with brown sandals and a gold vintage necklace.

I was happy to see that the size range is 00 - 24 and that size-accessibility is also about of Fauxgerty’s mission as well.

“I want to create a brand as mindful about what we put on our bodies as what we put in them.”

– Chrissy Fogerty, Founder & Designer

The Triple P’s

People : There’s a story behind who makes each piece of clothing, which helps consumers stay connected to the supply chain and know their clothes aren’t being made with exploitative practices. Their sewers in Alabama are paid 71% over minimum wage and offered a good benefits in a safe facility. It’s sad this isn’t the norm everywhere, but I commend them for making significant efforts to help this become the norm!

Profit : Their prices are on the more accessible end compared to other clothing lines with maxi-dresses that I’ve reviewed. I would say they’re comparable to a Madewell or Everlane type brand with prices and luckily you can very easily find a selection of sale items. Most of the dresses I saw fell somewhere in between $125-175. Given their manufacturing processes, this doesn’t seem too steep and feels justifiable.

Planet : They incorporate eco-friendly fabrics into their pieces including certified organic cotton, leather alternatives and deadstock vintage fabrics. I’m particularly a fan of the use of deadstock (rescued leftover fabric that usually goes to a landfill) to repurpose discarded fabrics. They also make each design in limited runs, to reduce the waste from unsold clothing. I’d love to follow them on their journey and learn more about the ways they reduce carbon and water waste, but I have faith they’ll continue to innovate.

All in all, I’m really thrilled to see how this brand grows and am thankful that they’re making an effort to change the way we do fashion. Check them out here and follow along on my instagram to get more updates