Posts in Conscious Consumer
Incredible Companies That Make Sustainable Living So Much Easier!

When I first set out on my own journey to live a more sustainable life and become a more conscious consumer I'm not going to lie, I was totally and completely overwhelmed. 

You see I had no idea just how much plastic I used, how unethical my clothing was, how much deeper labels like "organic" or "fair trade" go beyond our own personal health, and most of all I had no awareness in regards to how much of the money I was spending on a day to day basis was actually going towards positively impacting the world I live in. 

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What Happened When I Stopped Shopping Fast Fashion For One Year

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. 

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My Current Clean Beauty and Skincare Favorites

It has been a while since I have done a favorites post, but with the holidays coming up and gift giving on everyones minds, I figured now would be a great time to update you on some of my favorite clean beauty and skincare items that I have been absolutely loving. Each of these products I have used consistently, and would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to transition their skincare towards more safe and sustainable products, or for the clean beauty junkie who is always looking for something new.

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My Favorite Sustainable Brands To Support This Holiday Season

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means that thoughts of gift giving, and holiday wish lists are in full swing as well. Since we have already talked about ways to avoid the traditional Black Friday madness and bring more intention and purpose into our shopping this year, I thought it was also time I shared with you some of my favorite sustainable retailers to get you started.

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Black Friday...Let's Break Up

I'm not going to lie, I have never been into the whole black Friday. Maybe it's the fact that malls make me kind of claustrophobic (I don't like feeling lost indoors), or maybe it's because I just never was one of those people who NEEDED to buy this one specific thing or all would be lost. Regardless, I never have understood black Friday or have felt compelled to participate in black Friday, but that doesn't mean that you reading this post haven't in the past, or plan to participate in it again this week.

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5 Sustainable Subscription Services Worth Trying

Who doesn't like a good subscription box? I mean it basically is like getting a present at your door every month and it's not even your birthday or Christmas. These days there a subscription boxes for almost anything you can think of. There are wine of the month boxes, coffee boxes, chocolate boxes, make up boxes, skin care boxes, snack boxes and of course boxes specifically for your favorite pets. 

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Who Made My Clothes?

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.

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