The Chicago Conscious Closet Club is a community of Chicagoans with an interest in ethical clothing and fashion who learn from each other, share ideas, and have fun.

We took our name from Elizabeth Cline’s 2019 book, The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good. CFT was lucky enough to have Elizabeth headline two events in Chicago in 2019, and shortly afterward CFT executive director Katherine Bissell Cordova came up with the idea of starting a club. Elizabeth gave permission to use her name, and here we are!

We'll be using Elizabeth's book as inspiration for posts and events. But we also hope to go beyond the topics covered in the book, diving into anything and everything related to ethical fashion. Have an idea for a tour, class, or interview? Let us know at ccc@chicagofairtrade.org.

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Yours in ethical fashion,

Holly Greenhagen and Maranda Leigh

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Ethical Summer Looks, Thursday, July 16, 5 PM, Instagram Live

Maranda will be on-site with Joseph at Ten Thousand Villages Evanston to pull together outfits that are both cool and conscious.


To join, just search for us on Instagram and click our profile pic! Even better, follow us on IG and you'll get a notification when Maranda goes live.

Demystifying Your Sewing Machine with AIBI, Saturday, July 25, 10-11 AM, via Zoom

During lockdown,  lots of people pulled their sewing machines out of hibernation, and others bought one for the first time. If you’re one of them and you need a little help understanding your machine, sign up for this one-time live session with Kat Anderson of the Apparel Industry Board, Inc. Kat and Holly will each reveal the mysteries of their home machines, so that you can how similar all machines really are.  We’ll also answer your questions live! The $10 registration goes to support programs at both AIBI and CFT.

After you register, you'll have an opportunity to let us know your questions in advance. If there's anything specific you're mystified by, let us know so we can be sure to address it!


Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/demystifying-your-sewing-machine-tickets-111992889748


Read more here about The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good.


Buy it at IndieBound or Barnes & Noble

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