While the environment may take up most of the conversation when it comes to sustainability, there are actually three pillars to sustainability: environmental, economic, and social. The social piece is what we are going to cover today since it can be somewhat confusing to truly be able to understand whether you are purchasing ethically made clothing, or clothing that just meets a certain set of environmental standards and is being marketed as “ethical”.Read More
Jewelry is an incredible form of self-expression and has been used all around the world for centuries to represent different cultures and traditions. Unfortunately, it also has been used as a form of exploitation and oppression, when certain precious metals and stones become popular and valuable to those in power who see the economic potential of these metals and stones.Read More
One of the most common questions I get asked when it comes to shopping sustainable fashion is where to find budget friendly/affordable sustainable fashion alternatives. Honestly, it's a valid question and one that can sometimes complicated to address.Read More
Swimsuit shopping isn't always the easiest, but when it comes to finding sustainable, eco-friendly swimsuit brands that you can feel good wearing I wanted to help make the process a little bit easier. With summer right around the corner, I pulled together five of my favorite sustainable and eco-friendly swimsuit brands that have a wide price range for almost any budget.Read More
Yep you read that right. When I switched to sustainable fashion I not only SAVED money, I also MADE money all while creating a wardrobe that is filled with clothes that I love, and want to wear all the time.Read More
Yep, you read that right. Last year right after Christmas I decided that I wanted to see what would happen if I stopped shopping fast fashion, aka non-ethically/sustainably produced fashion for an entire year.
A part of me just wanted to test myself, because I love a good challenge, while the other part of me was really worried that I wouldn't be able to do it. After getting a MPH in Global Health I knew that there was so much more to becoming a conscious consumer than just paying attention to where my food was coming from, and after I switched over my skincare to safe-products I knew that I was ready for that next step - my clothing.Read More
Let me ask you a question. When you look at your wardrobe, or put on your favorite sweater, could you tell me without looking where your clothing came from? Have you ever thought about whose hands dyed the material, or sewed the fabric to make those pants that have been sitting untouched in your dresser drawer for the past year? Have you ever thought that someone may have been harmed in the process? I'm going to take a guess and say that the answer is no, and not too long ago I would have said the exact same thing.Read More