ABOUT

 

Did you know that the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world? Luckily, you have the power to change that with the choices you make as a consumer. The L&J Files' mission is to make it easy for women to embrace sustainable fashion. Beyond helping us look good and feel confident, shopping sustainably directly combats climate change.

The L&J Files is your number one resource for finding, styling and buying sustainable fashion. It was started by New York stylist Laura Jones, who brings more than a decade of experience at the world's top fashion publications including Vogue, W Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Glamour to the site.

The site features all original content, including fashion editorials, interviews, styling tips and informative articles about where your clothing comes from and the people who make it. Most importantly, Laura shares all she's learned in her personal quest to look great and shop ethically. The L&J Files brings a wealth of professional fashion knowledge that will help you to make sustainable, savvy, styling choices.


What is Sustainable Style?

Sustainable:  of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged

The L&J Files exclusively promotes brands that are environmentally and/or ethically conscious.

We support brands who supply gorgeous pieces with a minimal environmental footprint while ensuring the fair treatment and well-being of people and animals throughout their supply chain.

Sustainability though is much more than the brands we buy; it is a shift in attitude and restoring love for the clothing we invest in and appreciation for the people who make them.  The L&J Files' mission to give women, of all shapes and sizes, the confidence and know how to dress in a way that is true to their style, so they do not fall victim to a cycle of fad trends, wasteful purchases, and fast, disposable fashion. Buying too much of the wrong thing is a surefire way to increase your carbon footprint. Finding a style voice that is all your own and nurturing it, is one of the best ways to be a more sustainable, ethical consumer. Buy less and buy better is our number one motto for style and sustainability.

 We encourage you as a shopper to simply think before you buy and resist the temptation to clog your closet with impulse purchases. All of those cheap wear once items usually add up quickly to the sum of what could have been an item of better quality, longer life, and beautiful style.

The L&J Files is here to advise in all areas of dressing and shopping. We introduce you to an amazing selection of brands and designers of all price points, help you to find and express your personal style, and encourage you to enjoy fashion, shopping, and dressing just as much as we do.


Sustainability Factor Key

Locally Made
goods that are made, or materials sourced, in the same country as the brand is located.

Organic:
goods made from materials grown in compliance with organic agricultural standards. The fabric fiber is free from herbicides, pesticides, or genetically modified seeds.

Vegan
goods made without animal testing or using animal parts or bi-product.

Cruelty Free
goods made without animal testing and ensuring animal health and safety.

Philanthropic
goods that when sold part or all proceeds go towards supporting a charitable cause

Recycled
goods made with recycled or reclaimed materials.

Environmentally Sustainable
goods made in conditions that do not exhaust natural resources or cause severe ecological damage.

 

Artisanal
goods made in a traditional or non mechanized way demonstrating the unique skill of the artisan and supporting one-of-a-kind pieces.

Vintage / Upcycled
goods that are pre-loved or refashioned into new designs.

Fair Trade
goods made under trade agreements providing fair wages and safe working conditions for all emplyees.

Made in the USA
goods that are made in the USA.