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Everlane First Impressions & Try On | Ethical Fashion Brand

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***ALL ITEMS LINKED BELOW WITH SIZES*** Remember guys, this is my job at the end of the day, I see myself as a bit of a product tester and I'll try different things and let you guys know my honest opinion. Do I own more clothes than most people? Yes but please don't feel under pressure to keep up with the bubble of social media or with me, it's not fair on yourself. The message I'd like to spread is to be wise with what you buy; ethically, sustainably and financially and these are things I can also improve on going forward. #Haul #Everlane #ethicalfashion #fallfashion BLOG: http://ejstyle.co.uk INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/emmahill/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Ems_EJSTYLE ______________________________________________________ Some of below may be affiliate links and by clicking on them and making a purchase you might earn us a small amount of money, which does enable us to keep creating videos for you guys to watch. So we'd like to thank anyone that uses our affiliate links in advance for the support. EVERLANE ITEMS Black Boxy T-Shirt (Size M) http://bit.ly/2zoBi5j Navy Cotton Mockneck Crop Jumper (Size M) http://bit.ly/2OOhn5j Stripe Cotton Mockneck Crop Jumper (Size M) http://bit.ly/2OKFOjK Black Skinny Jeans (Size 28 Tall) http://bit.ly/2znV6G7 Herringbone Oversized Blazer (US Size 6) http://bit.ly/2OMjo1G Black Cashmere Roll Neck (Size M) http://bit.ly/2OMh1fc Black Ankle Boots (Referenced at the start) http://bit.ly/2NRQrQA ————————— WHAT I WAS WEARING AT THE START & OTHER CLOTHING ITEMS Brown Chunky Jumper (Size M) http://bit.ly/2P1t9Jr Washed Black/Grey Jeans (Size 36) http://bit.ly/2wUEO58 Watch http://bit.ly/2CGJOvj Black Low Heel Leather Court Shoes http://bit.ly/2NRFdwb ————————— Editing by Simon
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Agnes Sugino (4 days ago)
Thank you Emma for this review of your Everlane haul. I’am more conscientious about where I purchase and decided to avoid purchasing from companies that sell clothing considered fast fashion. I don’t want to mention the brands but I’m more interested now in having a wardrobe with basic good quality pieces and add a few fashion trends. I enjoy watching your videos because you’ve helped me steer away from POLYESTER and you give detailed descriptions of the fit, fabric, quality so thank you for that. I know it’s probably a lot of research but what brands in Europe (I’m from Cali) sell ethical products (clothing, bags, shoes etc) and are not made in China. Can you please spend sometime talking about which brands sell good quality fabrics, ethical products, give proper wages to their employees etc. where we can purchase in the US and in Europe that are reasonably priced. BTW: I now frequently shop at Nordstrom, JCrew and Madewell. Have you shopped at these companies? Thank you so much.
Lowlandweller _ (5 days ago)
Is it just me or buying from an american company as an european just counters the brand being sustainable? There's nothing sustainable about having something shipped across the ocean.
Marie Rollin (7 days ago)
Hi Emma, I really love your channel and your videos. I actually own a shop in Paris where everything is made in France, and I've been giving a lot of thought on sustainable shopping (and I do have an eye on the back side of things and how they're made). I was really struck by one thing you said in that video about the true cost of things, and the M&S cashmere jumper being more valuable at 75£. This is something I think about a lot. Everlane is actually right, retailers such as M&S (or anyone on the high street) do multiply their costs by 4-6 for the final sale price (even 10 if you consider Zara or H&M), which means, if the M&S cashmere is thicker and better quality, that the labor they use is approximately 10 times cheaper. Ethically, this is a real issue for me. Also, M&S are a lot bigger than Everlane, so they probably get better deals on the materials such as cashmere weaves. I do not agree on your criticism of the "marketing point" Everlane makes, because they do have a smaller margin than everyone else on the high street - and I think it's only fair that they highlight that. The issue is to find a brand who's both sustainable and gives you quality - and I do not think you can find a cashmere jumper answer those two requirements at that price point. I would go secondhand and buy a Bompard one. You can rely on M&S and Uniqlo for good ones but the money you save is on people who made your jumper. I'm sorry if I'm my ideas do not get through clearly - my English is not the best when it comes to structured thoughts :) I'd love to hear what you think! Best, Marie
Matea Jozić (7 days ago)
Why does this just feel like youre complaining??? :((((
Alice T (7 days ago)
The striped jumper was pattern matched in the sleeves (the lines go all the way around) that's where the extra money is going, it uses more fabric and more time to pattern match properly
Coley (7 days ago)
Just to clarify for you why they say "traditional retailers" is because the standard pricing structure for fashion is to times your cost of production by 2.2x to get your wholesale price, and then another 2.2x to get your retail price. So for instance, if a sweater costs 42$ to make, the company would then sell it at wholesale to retailers at roughly 95$, who would then mark it up again to sell to consumers at roughly 210$. I say roughly because most companies will round up to the best sounding dollar (210$ sounds way better than 203.28$). Whilst it is most definitely a marketing tool telling what the traditional retail price is, what they say isn't technically wrong and is actually what the traditional retail price should be. The irony though of this whole thing is that they have a "not good enough" score for ethics/sustainability on the ethical fashion app "Good For You". So whilst they're entire marketing scheme is "radical transparency" and "Ethical Fashion", they're actually not that transparent at all with their environmental policies, nor does it disclose details on the working conditions of where they manufacture and don't show any proof that they actually provide living wages. They also use leather, wool, and cashmere without stating sources and whether or not they are ethically and sustainably produced. Honestly shocked to see all the Everlane fangirls in the comments defending them to you, because if you do even a little digging you'd realize that their ethics/sustainability is mostly just marketing and they aren't transparent really at all. H+M and Zara have better scores than they do even.
Nadine Gehrke (9 days ago)
Thanks for the honest video on everlane. I worked recently in a shop and studied the fabrics, so i just really understand you so well. First the too short t shirt not good and it looked really ordinary, same the jumper too short and boxy. I think when it is boxy it must be longer well it doesn't fall good. The blazer I'm also not impressed. I mean the price is quite high. Send it back and try something else, other shop. I would also say to write an email that the delivery went totally wrong and that you are disappointed.
Rachel Lee (10 days ago)
Is that sweater you have on soft>>?? The website says wool and cotton blend and TBH I'm nervous about wool, thanks!
Riley Lynn (11 days ago)
You're totally right about the sleeves on the sweaters being randomly longer or shorter. I got a couple of the same one in different colours and they're different lengths. Super weird.
Yo Samdy Sam (12 days ago)
I actually think that blazer looks great on you!
J. J. (13 days ago)
I’m petite so that T-shirt would be perfect for my short frame. 🙂
Jenny Olivos (13 days ago)
Lol just came from the NYC Everlane flagship store; it was the WORST. You gotta wait in line to try on and they have limited items in the store :( Nonetheless I got three pairs of jeans because of their $50 sale today ! Either way I think that’s a winner !!
Amina R (13 days ago)
I may be totally wrong but I remember reading/hearing years ago that patterned fabrics are more time-consuming (or harder) to produce which is why, in fast fashion, a patterned shirt is likely to be of a lower quality than a plain shirt in the same design and at the same cost. This is because the patterned version takes more time/energy to produce so they cut back on quality elsewhere (e.g. the quality of fabric used). With Everlane being more ethical, I would guess that they don't cut back on the quality of the patterned (striped) product as some fast-fashion brands might. That might explain the $5 difference for the striped jumper. I'm not sure if what I said has made sense entirely as this is a bit of a rushed comment and I actually don't remember specific details but I hope I got the gist of things across! x
Susan Dietz (14 days ago)
I love Everlane but their black is a bad black, very washed out
Reneiya Green (14 days ago)
It is more expensive because it's made ethically. It is "worth it" for employees to receive better pay and to have safe working conditions.
Alexandra Reilly (15 days ago)
I have several pieces from Everlane and I love them! The t-shirts fit me how I want them too, which is rare since I'm tall with a short torso. I also have a beautiful wrap dress from them that fits wonderfully and is very high quality! Overall, I've been pleased with them but it's nice to hear an honest criticism since no brand is perfect.
Genevieve B (16 days ago)
Everlane is so-so. I find their products don't hold up very well. The quality is meh. I went to their store in NYC when I was there they don't carry all of their products there so don't expect it to ge true "flagship" store. Living in Canada I have to pay the high duty prices as well and it doesn't make sense. Thank you for a good unboxing and explanation it's a breath of fresh air really. I am now off to purchase a cashmere sweater from M&S ;)
fayebee (17 days ago)
I love (most) of their products but like your black t-shirt situation..I ordered a red blouse and when it arrived, it looked orange. I returned it with the feed back and suggested they update their site as it was totally misleading. Love your vids like always. xoxo
Jac Adviz (17 days ago)
What I learned is Ethical shopping is over priced just like fruits and veggies... I don’t understand why a healthier way of life has to so expensive. Really frustrating
Julia Lundmark (17 days ago)
Regarding the pricing: Now I’m not an expert on how exactly Everlane do their business but I do work as a buyer in the fashion industry so I do have some insight on pricing. A garment it usually quoted from the factory in either FOB (the price of the garment excluding taxes) or LTD (the price including taxes). The FOB consists of the material cost, labor, trims and printing, documentations and certificates and profit for the supplier. For “traditional” business that may have their own shops, sell wholesale to other boutiques, online platforms and have their own e-com the recommended retail price is usually approximately 6 times the FOB. That doesn’t mean the profit for the company is 6 times the FOB. The brand will have to pay rents, salaries, electricity etc for head office and shops. A chunk goes to marketing. Some to shipping to and from warehouse to customers and consumers. Free shipping and returns from e-com. Also wholesale and resellers will want say 40% profit on the garment. And of course the company needs to make money to survive as well. M&S, H&M and the likes have HUGE buying power and the bigger the volumes the lower the price and they all produce in low wage and tax free zones to push prices even lower. Now I don’t know where Everlane produce their garments and in which quantities but if the transparency of the pricing is real and the LDP is 42$ and the price is 100$ that’s a remarkably good price for the customer. If their selling point is their transparency and fair pricing proportional to the making of the garment that explains why the striped sweater cost more, it’s in the knitting. “Normal” brands to usually absorb the cost on melanges/ printed options etc, whoever the price of the solid garments are marked up to cover the cost for that, or maybe other garments in the range are marked up even more to cover the slight loss of profit. However, that’s not transparent business which is what Everlane claims.
Emily H (17 days ago)
Emma, you are so right about the Everlane products. I bought one sweater, gray, 100 percent cotton in medium with high hopes due to their ethical standards. The fabric felt just okay. It wore badly around the neck and hem (frayed) after numerous washings. It is the only item I ever bought from the brand due to my disappointment in the overall quality. Keep up the great work! Love your vlog!!!
Ellie Jenny (19 days ago)
FYI The reason why the stripped sweater is more expensive is because it cost more money to make strips. Most brands cut corners in other places to keep the price the same.
K Brandt (20 days ago)
Really enjoyed this review and appreciate your thoroughness! I'm in Chicago and while I like the brand, in many ways I too think they are not at a price point I'm always comfortable buying. By the way, in Chicago the sales tax is 10%.
peacef77 (20 days ago)
thanks for the review, I thought i was the only one who was disappointed with Everlane...Their shoes are okay.
Randy Hernandez (20 days ago)
Hi Emma - thank you for your thorough and honest review. Unbiased reviews, such as yours, provide greater insight on whether a customer wants to purchase items from companies such as Everlane. For commenters that were displeased about you not talking up Everlane's ethical and transparent philosophies, then I suggest they read this eye-opening article on the link I provided: https://goodonyou.eco/how-ethical-everlane/ They might be surprised how Everlane isn't so transparent with a lot of things they talk about! Also at the end of the day, as much as we want companies that provide ethically and sustainably produced garments, if the QUALITY and FIT are POOR this matters a great deal since you're spending your hard earned cash!
Emma Hill (20 days ago)
Thank you Randy. I have seen this article and was truly surprised and agree with you that it may be shocking to some of the commenters in this video. That being said, I still think it is great that companies like Everlane are raising awareness and making improvements/progress in both sustainability and ethical practice, even if there is still a way to go. 👍
Mary Duksaite (21 days ago)
Thanks for this video and your honest opinion on the brand :) Each of us has a right to choose and the review does not have be only positive. I do understand people, who became upset as you were not as happy as usual, but that's totally ok, I would not be happy either. I would agree to pay the price if the quality would be ok, but those clothes did not seem to be a good quality or fit. I do not feed bad just because I do not choose this Ethical Brand and nobody should feel bad about it. I felt that you've gone deep enough into details for us to understand why you were not that happy. (Sorry for my English as it's my third language :)
Emma Hill (21 days ago)
Thank you for the lovely comment ❤️
Kerstin Schaffner (21 days ago)
Emma, you are meant to fold the cuff back right at that little band, which is there for support so the fold stays.
Emma Hill (21 days ago)
Ah thank you 👍
Ladya A (21 days ago)
Please if you have two minutes, fill this questionnaire about ethical fashion : https://goo.gl/forms/IIphV5EXQpVs9BS82 Love <3
Thomas Hong (22 days ago)
Hi, thanks for your Honest review which I am loving it! I bought my 100% cashmere sweater from uniqlo (“tradition retailers”) which only cost me less than $130 Singapore dollar! During end of season it can go down to S$70.
xcessa (22 days ago)
I own every single piece that you reviewed (and tons more!) from Everlane... the Boss Boots are and absolute MUST HAVE. The new stretch skinnies are absolutely amazing as well. Get a silk blouse and you're sorted :)
Francine Harris (22 days ago)
Never understood the passion people have for Everlane. I find their items to be really boring. Your review is spot on.
amy Bowman (22 days ago)
Emma....I love their Japanese "Go Weave" dresses. I have a couple of colors in them!
Katie (23 days ago)
Great detailed review Emma. Thanks. M&S is fantastic. I miss them here in Canada.
Alice Ward (24 days ago)
An ethical brand indeed, but when will we realise that it is totally unsustainable to be shipping items internationally. If this brand were UK based then brilliant but it would be so helpful to have pointers to where we can find an ethical UK based brands, in order to make fashion sustainable as well as ethical. Surely it goes hand in hand? We have all got to take more responsibility with regard to the impact of fashion on the environment.
Kimm o (25 days ago)
I liked how honest you were! I wanted to mention a few things. Everlane prices patterns just a bit more than plain and solids because of production costs. When fabrics are weaved a plain white shirt will take less time and less effort to make than a stripped version.
S Dfne (25 days ago)
Hi Emma and Simon ! Great video as usual :-) Can you do also a andotherstories jeans review ? I saw them on you a lot of time but don't know which one is ! Thank you
Emma Hill (25 days ago)
Hi 🙋‍♀️ If I am wearing them they will be linked in the description box. 👍
Mona L (25 days ago)
I bought some Everlane stuff back in summer 2017 in their SF store (so I actually tried the stuff on before buying) : a pair of pants, a white tee, a cotton turtleneck and two cashmere sweaters. The pants are good, no complaints there. The white tee was very long and quite thin and didn't age suuuuper well. I feel like it is a bit cheap compared to some tees I get from &otherstories to be honest. The cotton feels "plastic-y" if that makes sense. The cotton turtleneck does not have a perfect shape, it's so light it gets easily wrinkly and wavy at the bottom. I always wanna wear it and then I put it back to the clothing cave because I am just not that crazy about it. The cashmere... My oh my. I have a beige turtleneck that is alright but I had to shave it a couple times because of the pilling (but I still wear it cause I bought it and I am in a capsule wardrobe so I use my stuff until I donate them or throw them away). The second one is a midnight blue sweater... and it is aging TERRIBLY. Losing all its shape and pilling like craaaazy. I have my other cashmeres from Uniqlo and they look beautiful, wash after wash. What bugs me is that I keep going to the Everlane website and thinking "Oh maybe they've changed a little bit ? I should give them another try" ; but now that I've seen your video, it partly answers the question. Anyway all of this to say I agree with you and I truly enjoyed your honest review. Thank you for sharing ! xx
Charli Russon (25 days ago)
There is another thing to consider - how environmentally ethical is it to have items shipped from the US? If ethical is your main consideration, stick to UK based, sustainable fashion brands.
Mia Li (25 days ago)
Just FYI, the "plastic" wrap is actually made of paper. Pretty easy to rip apart. Give it a try, you'll know it's not plastic.
T (25 days ago)
Omg, this haul looks like a fail. I would not buy from them
Bridgette DeCoste (26 days ago)
Oh and Emma, the stripes are more expensive because it is more expensive to make stripes. Any time you see patterns and solids at the same price point you know the quality was sacrificed or else the workers weren't paid more for the extra work of a stripe. Check out Justine Leconte for more info on sustainable fashion!!
Bridgette DeCoste (26 days ago)
I have the boss boots. They are awesome and Everlane really shines in their leather goods so it's too bad you didn't pick up some footwear. Also their cashmere softens up a lot so don't worry. Finally, I emailed them about their cashmere sourcing. For anyone who is curious, they buy from Mongolian shepherds who collect the cashmere from their goats by gently combing them during shedding season and collecting the hairs that fall out. Otherwise the goats roam free in the mountains and lead happy lives.
SIJIE XIONG (26 days ago)
But M&S crewneck cashmere sweater is $120 (everlane one is $100), why did you say it's around 75 pounds? Also, M&S rollneck is $143 (everlane is $120).
Emma Hill (26 days ago)
It is £75 in the UK. Must price up for the US? 👍
I must be seeing something different than you because I loved the grey blazer on you!! ❤️☺️👍🏻
Klein Geld (26 days ago)
I'd be interested in seeing a Jan n June review. Personally, my black everlane denim is the best I ever owned i think. Too bad they're not all as ethical and sustainable as they make themselves out to be :/
theoretically09 (27 days ago)
I dont get why paying 5 dollars more for stripes are a bad thing? I would be a bit bummed if I had to pay the same for a plain shirt than one with something more than just one solid colour. Stripes cost more. When you pay more for it, it shows (in my mind) that I am not paying for other shirts with more details on them
Thao, T. P, Nguyen (27 days ago)
What I learn from your video: 1. Do not order from oversea - the tax and duty stink!, 2. Always try on the item in person before buying any clothes. On that note, I was slightly hyped about Everlane just shyly before watching your review. I'm glad to let it go now haha...
Annika Lachhammer (27 days ago)
Regarding „new“ brands: I think you would like Intimissimi. It‘s an italian brand - mainly for underwear but they also sell outerwear like tops of silk, wool and silk, cashmeere etc. For me, you don‘t have to review them since I‘ve loved them for a long time now. (And I work for them :D ) If they don‘t sell in the UK yet, you should definitely check them out when you visit your relatives in Munich next time. There is a big flag ship store in Kaufinger Straße :)
Annika Lachhammer (23 days ago)
No need for a video, I just always feel like you would like it 😊 especially take a look at the cashmere ultralight and the wool-silk collection 👍🏼
Emma Hill (26 days ago)
We do have intimissi in the UK, but as it is mainly underwear it probably wouldn't make a great video. But I will pop in and take a look. 👍
tommy rower (27 days ago)
I don’t get it, if it’s sustainable then ship it around the world, what’s the point. It’s so expensive with the tax and if it doesn’t fit then omg the hassle.
Emma Hill (26 days ago)
They don't claim to be sustainable, they claim to be ethical by paying a fair wage. 👍
Ella Actually (27 days ago)
Thank you for making this video and putting so much time and effort into it (also, great editing!). As someone who has seen this brand and considered saving up to purchase an item from it, I was actually grateful to see this (most of the items wouldn't fit me well, I'm about 6'). I do hope they consider extending their "tall" lengths (I appreciate when brands offer at least a 36" option for tall bottoms and longer sleeve/wider shoulder, etc.). Anyway, I look forward to more of these "testing ethical brands" kind of videos.
Emily Simcoe (27 days ago)
Review Girlfriend Collective!! They're a workout apparel company that uses recycled water bottles as their fabric.
Yo Gee (27 days ago)
I have made quite a few purchase from Everlane and I live in the US. Even with their 2-day shipping, which is a free occasional option, I’ve received the parcels after 5 to 7+ days later. Their shipping would not receive any great recommendations from me...
Allison Beacham (27 days ago)
I love this review. I think it was extremely honest and from my experience with Everlane, it's spot on. What shocked me most was the cashmere, which is disappointing because I was considering a cashmere purchase from them.
Isa Lina (27 days ago)
I would like to know on what criteria you choose the items you buy, present and judge ? From this specific brand (Everlane) you do not seem to have chosen clothes that fit or suit you. Why did you not try one of the silk blouses (in the right size) ? Why did you order a blazer which is too big and does not look good on you ? Everlane has great other options of more tailored blazers. Why did you not try one of the trousers ? Can you sincerely make a statement on a brand with such a restricted choice of very similar pieces like the jumpers - which all do not really look best on you ?
Isa Lina (26 days ago)
Thanks for your reply. I see better what fashion style you propose, kind of posh high street, which is perfect for those who like that. Still I think that special brands outside mainstream are not that suitable for you, and also I still think you ordered the wrong size for some of the items and therefore I find it a bit unfair to judge them in comparison to M&S or other high street brands. Best to you.
Emma Hill (26 days ago)
As I said in the video, I chose items that I would buy from any other store in the style and fit I would normally go for. 👍
Nele Berger (27 days ago)
Just a quick tip: Sometimes cashmere gets softer after you first wash it! I always handwash mine and lay it flat to dry, and if it felt stiff/cotton-y before it then gets fluffy and soft like all my other cashmere sweaters.
Mette Gyhrs (27 days ago)
I am A Danish citizen and I was soo looking forward to receive my parcel from everlane ( quite hyped mark on " useless" blog by Signe Hansen - all about sustainable Living :-) ) I received my parcel after some waiting - one of the items order was out of Stock - so it did NOT come and I was NOT informed. Some of the items did NOT fit and I sent it back. Everlane WHO charge tax writes that you ypur selv have to claime the paid tax back from your country! And returens Are only accepted with ups ( costed me half the Price of White i could expect in return for the returned item) on top of that everlane charge 6 dollars for A refund! Quality was not very outstanding. To expensive and very difficult to use. I WILL NOT purchase from everlane again - too expensive in costs....
Lori Olson (28 days ago)
The blazer looks too big. Even for an oversized blazer. Just looks too big on you. Every thing else looks good.
Cindy Han (28 days ago)
Hi @Emma! Really enjoy watching your videos. A brand that I have to recommend is GRANA. Their pieces are super comfortable to wear, especially their Pima cotton tees. Their merino wool, silk, Tencel and french linen apparel are all amazing too. Their philosophy is similar to Everlane's, just marketed differently. I am not affiliated with Grana, just a huge fan. Keep in mind the sizing might be a bit weird, for the most part it's been fine, but keep an eye on the sizing charts for any of the items you like as they are an online only company. Check them out! There's a 25% off promotion going on right now for their 4th anniversary. This is my referral link for 10% off in case you miss it: https://www.grana.com/r/2109/. Keep up the great work!
Tiziana Braun (28 days ago)
I am commenting just as you finished talking about the Blazer not really being worth the money ... I like your honest review, but I think if you could you mention earlier in the video, that Everlane is producing under ETHICAL, TRANSPARENT and FAIR WORKING CONDITIONS it would put prizes in better perspective. The Prizes they offer are absolutely amazing if you think about what other brands (on high street) charge for products that they produce under horrendous and unethical conditions. I think Everlane is one of the most afforable ethical brands and I think to compare their prizes to non-fair trade brands does not do them justice ! :) Thank you for your video and for showing the pieces on camera!
Mareena Mallory (28 days ago)
What was the cashmere sweater you recommended over the Everlane one? I’m looking for something in Canada ❤️
Zuzana Fajta (28 days ago)
marks and spencer?
E Miller (28 days ago)
Everlane is notorious for crop, boxy tops. It's really annoying for those of us on the taller scale. When I lived in the States i ordered from them a few times and often had trouble with their tops.
Magaly Gutierrez (28 days ago)
I actually agree with every observation you made. I guess I'm very demanding and judgemental about clothing quality before I pay for them and that's ok. IT'S OK. Lol. Disclaimer: to each his own. 🤷‍♀️ Thanks for your honest reviews!
Amber Medico (28 days ago)
I appreciate your honest review! I've made two orders from them (in the US) and have had some hits and misses. I also ordered that boxy pocket t-shirt and was surprised by it being more of a cropped length, I also got a long sleeve shirt that's stitching was just sort of off like the sleeve hem came unraveled quickly and the collar was stitched wrong so it had a weird roll in it. Ordered those items for work and needed them so didn't return. Recently gave them another chance though and bought a fleece sweater with a half zip which I love! Seems to me that their quality can be a bit of a gamble so I don't blame you for not wanting to order again especially with the wait and extra costs.
Enjera Black (28 days ago)
This video made me feel uncomfortable. Lol odd/ negative attitude idk. first time watching your video.
Elli Arnouts (28 days ago)
Emma I love how thorough you are in your hauls! So honest and genuine.
NI CHANG (28 days ago)
Subscribed you for ethical hauls, excited
Maroulio (28 days ago)
Are any of the cotton items made w. organic cotton? If not, I think they are expensive.
Emma Hill (28 days ago)
I don't believe so.
Excellent review!
K ash (28 days ago)
As usual an awesome video. I love all your details. You are my most trusted Youtuber. Thanks again!
Zuzana Fajta (28 days ago)
And what about Arket Emma? Have you tried them?
Risha2511 (29 days ago)
Not the best clothes for you.
Ariane Gatien (29 days ago)
Hi Emma! I had been waiting for this video for so long and I'm really happy it was super long and informative! :) My personal experience with Everlane is that it's a bit of a hit or miss. Some of my favourite clothes are from them, but then when I went to their NYC store last month (did a roadtrip from Canada almost just to visit them as I didn't want to pay 200$ on duties and shipping fees) I was so so disappointed. First, they have like 15 items in store, and it's not even their bestsellers. Second, I also touched one of their cashmere sweaters and couldn't have guessed it was cashmere. I feel like the t-shirts looked cheap also. But then as I said, I have a shirt, a pair of their wide leg pants and a LBD from them and maybe I was lucky but OMG they're AMAZING! I could wear them every day, the fit and materials are perfect. Maybe you weren't lucky with the items you chose. I would still suggest giving them another try in the future for that reason :) Also, it's SO difficult to know if a brand is really ethical or not and that's why I still love Everlane so much, I feel so lost when I want to buy clothes now as I want to make an effort for the environment and for people working in factories (cried so much while watching The True Cost), but even when I do my researches about a brand, no one says the same thing, it's so confusing :(
Chelsie Coles (29 days ago)
stripes cost more to produce than solids. they require more effort to knit, cut, and match when sewing. do the stripes match? charging differently for stripes than solids is actually more accurate than paying the same for them.
Patricia Ferri (29 days ago)
I really liked this review. Super helpful! Have you heard of AYR? Not sure if they ship internationally but I would love to see this style review for them as well. They are similar to Everlane.
Emma Hill (29 days ago)
Thank you for the suggestions. The next one will hopefully be a brand more local to me which I can visit the store, but will see how it goes. 👍 But I will bare AYR in mind for future.
Patricia Ferri (29 days ago)
Just realized they do not ship internationally but Nordstrom and Shopbop carry them and do... so maybe some brand review videos? :)
alouella (29 days ago)
Love your honesty. Sincerely appreciate it!
Emma Hill (29 days ago)
Thank you ❤️
Dominique (29 days ago)
Very informative and eye opening. Thank you, Emma!
Alexandra Y. (29 days ago)
The shipping/tax situation is unfortunate but I think the items look good. I really like the look of the denim, cotton sweaters and the blazer.
panggacarmz (29 days ago)
I dont think Everlane is an 'ethical' brand. They received a 'Not Good Enough' rating from Good On You. https://goodonyou.eco/how-ethical-everlane/
Emma Hill (29 days ago)
I have read this and found it very interesting 👍 Although I am not familiar with the website and so I don't know how reputable they are in such reviews, but it seemed fair to me and raised some of the questions that I had made but in more detail. Nevertheless, I think it is great that brands are recognising that changes need to be made, even if they are small to start with. 👍
Adell Baker (29 days ago)
I would love to see an ethical series ☺️
Melissa Stephan (29 days ago)
Those taxes and customs costs are bananas! That's one good thing about being in the US - almost every retailer I like ships here with no problem.
Deb InPEI (29 days ago)
I love Everlane, but was disappointed in a pair of leather sandals this summer, too stiff and uncomfortable. We pay high tax and duties for all things not available in Canada and I need to find more local shops for 2019. Geeat video, thx for sharing
ivanete roark (29 days ago)
I placed an order and had a tough time printing the shipping label, I ordered 5 pieces and only one worked for me, I emailed them and never got an answer so I donated 4 of the pieces so obviously I am not happy!
emmy lindsey (29 days ago)
Does anyone know how tall she is?
Emma Hill (29 days ago)
I am 5 9. 👍
Emma, thanks for this honest opinion🙋🏻💕
Filippa Petridi (29 days ago)
Beautiful video, not a single detail you didn't cover about the clothes! I am disappointed too, to be honest. By the way, I also have long arms so, I feel you girl. Keep up the great work guys, I really appreciate the fantastic videos you make for us all 🙌❤
Sophie Haynes (29 days ago)
Just seems a waste of money. Especially for the quality. All of it looks cheap to be honest. Love your vids and your honesty. Also ethical wise, isn't it slightly counter productive when shipping from overseas? 🤔 I'd be super pissed if I paid all that money for the quality you pulled out the bag. Look forward to your next video 👍💗
Amina Ali Rahman (29 days ago)
I've never seen such a critical review in the high street vids you do. the price is more but the whole point of sustainable fashion brands is to be better quality so you don't have to buy tons like we do with almost all other fast fashion brands. Also, you have to know what you're paying for. It's literally peoples lives at stake when we decide to stick with fast fashion. I don't know Everlane so this is not in defence of the brand but the cause. Also, could we not try a British brand so as not to have to pay Tax...thats horrific amount i agree. Please do some research! great to see influencers using different brands...hope you try a few others closer to home that are more sustainable. The white company, for example, jeager, and other upper high street brands that are doing something about sustainability please! like M&S. good to shed light on those brands that do work towards good practise. thanks!
Emma Hill (29 days ago)
This was just the first in a new line of videos on sustainable and/or ethical brands but just as a note Everlane do not claim to be sustainable fashion. This was first as I had been asked by so many people to review them and had heard such positive things. There are obviously lots of ethical and/or sustainable brands out there so there will be more to come. Although I would say that it is unfair to compare it to my other hauls as this is a first impressions/review not a haul so are completely different, although if you are a long time follower Im sure you will have seen my stance/opinion change over the past 12 months with a growing frustration at some high street brands for poor fabrics and lots of plastics. 👍
Sasha (29 days ago)
Hello, Emma :-) ...I must say that as a long-time fan of your channel, I was somewhat shocked to have found this video uncharacteristically "cynical" and "negative." Although I harbor neither positive nor negative views of Everlane, myself, I left feeling somewhat bothered. Something about your tone from the beginning made it seem, as others have suggested, that you were set on disappointment. I assume that the majority of your frustration came from the long shipping times and hefty custom fees, which is completely understandable... I also understand that you may have felt disappointed by the quality of the clothing -- although I, personally, have not had that particular issue with Everlane -- but I just wish you could have presented the brand in a fairer fashion. Best wishes. X
Lisa S (29 days ago)
I LOVE EVERLANE. I feel they are VERY transparent with their factories, materials etc.!! It does take 10 days to get my items, when I get free shipping. The customer service is SECOND TO NONE. I LOVE there jeans and cashmere. Amaz I g company. Definitely see the brand for yourselves!
Alia El Borai (29 days ago)
Thank you for expressing exactly what i thought and tried to say as well <3
Alina Suiu (30 days ago)
I am really glad you did this video. Can you maybe try Justine Leconte the brand? I would be curious to try that but I don't know if it's worth it
Lucia Maltez (30 days ago)
I've been waiting to order from Everlane, but as I live in Spain and thinking about duty taxes, it's been a put off. Thanks for your review. I've seen youtubers talk so positively about Everlane, it sounds like the champion of ethical fashion. Honestly, I have chosen to buy less and make better choices about what I purchase.
Yue Shi (30 days ago)
It’s just a ok brand. Never well made. Good concept, but totally not worth it.
dee dee C (29 days ago)
Thanks for the honesty, doesn’t look impressive
teddie552 (30 days ago)
Hi Emma, nice video, thanks for reviewing this company! Can I ask how tall you are? Just curious because I'm a shorty and I am wondering how some of these items would fit me. Thanks :)
Emma Hill (30 days ago)
Hi, Im 5 9.
angelina meyer (30 days ago)
I really appreciate you giving an honest review! This was super helpful because I was actually looking into purchasing from them, due to tons of rave about them. Now I have a lot to consider
farasha333 (30 days ago)
Good points about the shipping and handling and finding suitable items in you own Country, Town, or City that you are or live in. Every single conscious choice makes a difference in the environment and the fashion industry... looking forward for more videos with Back ground info about the items that you show .... I do like M&S cashmere they are soft and cozy. Thank you again
Sophies Choices (30 days ago)
The only thing I feel is completely unfair and nonsensical about this is you’ve never done an equally critical review on other brands. So basically it’s bashing Everlane.
Emma Hill (30 days ago)
I thought I had mentioned that this is the first in a new series during the video, or at least in the description box, apologies if I didn't/haven't. I was recommended this brand and asked by many people to give my thoughts so this was the result. But I am actively seeking other ethical and/or sustainable brands to try and review too as I have heard lots of good things, unfortunately Everlane on this occasion just wasn't for me. 👍
peonyinlove (30 days ago)
The boss boots is a great piece investment it matches so well with anything you put on. The basic t-shirts and their $25 summer dress is super comfortable which is a decent able investment. I try to avoid the cashmere I think it’s too over price I could pick up good pieces at Uniqlo or H&M. Thanks for the review and the USA shipping takes pretty long like 7 days for free shipping when buying 2 items or more.
Rachel Brown (30 days ago)
I think I’ll give Everlane a miss. Lol You can get better in Zara!
Wendy Cook (30 days ago)
ya their pricing is weird. I don't get how it would be priced at $200 by other retailers. I make jewelry and when I sell to my vendors they all mark it up by x 2.25 Which I thought was pretty standard. But maybe that's just Canada?? Their cost of $100 sounds more spot on.
Harley Perdue (30 days ago)
I ordered from Everlane a few months ago and overall I was disappointed. I ordered a long sleeve and short sleeve tshirt and returned both of them - the material felt cheap and the cut was very short on me. I also ordered a pair of high-waisted black skinnies and I like them, but do not love them. I'm still interested in the brand and I do love the look of their Boss Boots.
Mssmais (30 days ago)
Your reviews are awesome. You were wearing a deep burgundy coat from Warehouse in your week of outfits video. I wasn’t sure what size to get since I have to do a US conversion. But when I looking it up I came across quite a few bad reviews about their customer service and poor quality (i.e. looks different on website). I loved that coat on you but now I’m hesitant both bc of sizing and the reviews. You do such great content like this video, any input you have will be valuable! Thanks so much. P.S. I am happy to see you’re feeling better. I wanted to reach out after your deep share video a while back..as a woman and a Life Coach/Psychologist I felt such a desire to help you in any way to let you know you’re supported. Never forget that you are supported here! 😘 Thanks for all you do!

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