Eva Franco Does Gingham Right

 Black and White Gingham Skirt by Eva Franco (Made in USA) | Birds of a Thread
 Black and White Check Gingham Skirt by Eva Franco (Made in USA) | Birds of a Thread
 Indego Africa Woven Bag (Fair Trade) | Birds of a Thread

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Ubiquitous as the fiddle-leaf fig, the black gingham skirt is the stuff Pinterest dreams are made of. I've seen minis and maxis, tie-waists and ruffles, paired with a crisp button-up or faded rocker tee. But I wasn't about to hop on the bandwagon until I found an ethical alternative.

This lace-up midi version comes from Eva Franco, whose gorgeous designs are all made in Los Angeles. Eva Franco is actually one of the first USA-made brands I ever discovered way back in 2011 when such things were much harder to come by. Franco is a Hungarian-Romanian immigrant, which could be why her designs speak to me and my mouthful of a maiden name (Palhegyi, which means "man of the mountain," is Hungarian). It could also just be that I'm a sucker for a high, lace-up waist.

I've paired it here with a thrifted Joie silk blouse, my trusty black wedges, a woven Indego Africa bag, and a Hands Producing Hope bracelet.

Shop the look here (ethically, of course):

 Ethical Outfit | Black and White Gingham Skirt by Eva Franco (Made in USA) | Birds of a Thread
 Indego Africa Bag (Fair Trade) and Black and White Gingham Eva Franco Skirt (Made in USA) | Birds of a Thread

Photos by Cue The Light