one (ethically made) bomber, two ways / uniform bomber jacket review

Who made your clothes? Are they being paid and treated fairly? These are questions that Fashion Revolution, a global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability, and ethics in the fashion industry, encourages us to ask ourselves. Today’s the last day of Fashion Revolution week, which memorializes the Rana Plaza factory collapse where 1,138 people were killed and many more injured on April 24, 2013.

In honor of Fashion Revolution week, I’m styling a bomber jacket from Uniform, an ethical fashion brand, in two different ways to showcase how one piece can do double the work for your wardrobe.

A bomber jacket is an on-trend spring essential because you can throw one over anything and look at least 25% cooler. I bought this reversible bomber jacket from Uniform because it’s like having TWO bomber jackets…for the price and environmental impact of ONE!

Uniform is an ethical brand with an emphasis on transparency. Their factories are in Africa, where they form community partnerships with the workers, and for every purchase made they donate a school uniform to a kid in Liberia. The company encourages customers to connect with the workers who make their clothes (there are links to Facebook groups where you can connect with the factory workers who made the item on each product page), so you can finally answer the question #whomademyclothes.

look no. 1

I’ve been loving the casual cool vibe of throwing on a bomber jacket over a sports bra, like you just rolled out of bed and don’t even care but *happen* to look really cute. I chose the classic side of the bomber with functional side zip pocket and all for a sporty #athleisure look.

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(It’s spring, but it’s still fucking cold.)

‘Fit details:
Sports bra: Calvin Klein
Jeans: thrifted, DIY raw hem
Sneakers: Nike Air Max Thea
Choker: Ultimate Zen (Etsy shop)

look no. 2

To showcase the versatility of this reversible jacket, I used the quilted side over a velvet bodycon dress for something more dramatic and feminine that I’d wear on a date or a night out. This is my favorite side of the jacket because I love quilted textures! It makes the look so much more luxe.

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‘Fit details:
Dress: LA fashion district, brand is Cotton Candy
Shoes: Boohoo
Earrings: bought in this local boutique Retrofit Home. asked the dude where they’re from and apparently they are made by this super off-grid possibly LA-based jewelry company that sources from artisans but refuses to sell online

BTW, I love this bomber and would highly recommend adding it to your spring wardrobe. I think it’s well-made and fairly priced, and obviously I think it’s quite versatile. You’ll probably be seeing me in this very often. For reference, I am 5’2 and relatively thin and got a XS. The cropped fit is perfect for my height.

If you read this whole post, thanks! You rock. Here’s a coupon code for 10% off your first order at Uniform: “FIRST10”. I’m not being sponsored or anything (lol I wish), but I just want to pass on the love since I found this discount on a Facebook ad and I think it’s still valid.

Let me know which look you liked the best! And while you’re at it, follow me via e-mail or WordPress, or on social (Facebook, Instagram @cookiecat.herine) to stay connected.

 



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