Awesome, ethical fine jewelry pieces to invest in

I would like to buy a few pieces fine jewelry — and I'm willing to save up for them — but I also have strong ethical concerns about the industry. Where can I find semi-fancy to fancy ethical (non-wedding) jewelry?

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Work clothes that aren't made by little hungry children putting in 18 hour days

Good news, Homies! I just acquired my first white collar job in a while. My wardrobe is almost completely unprepared for this, and I really feel strongly about not buying sweatshop-made clothing.

I am normally a big thrift or vintage shopper, but as everyone who does this knows, it's kind of luck-of-the-draw on whether you'll find anything. I'm a mediocre seamstress, but not good enough to produce my own clothing en mass. Combing the internet for non-sweatshop goods, I find a lot of men's bike clothes, a legion of organic hemp t-shirts, and a variety of beautiful things which are way too hippie to be my regular style, and not a lot I can wear to work.

If non-sweat shop clothing is also a priority for you, how do you make it work?

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Would you buy a replica of your favorite designer?

Let's face it: not everyone has the wallet to afford designer furniture. Every time I daydream (i.e. surf the internet) about the perfect egg chair, my heart ends up broken by the price tag. Every. Time. Well, not exactly every time. Not since I discovered the very interesting world of copies. Shhh, don't say it too loud. It's not allowed. It's bad, very bad. But is it, really?