Friday, March 11, 2016

Fashion That's Ethical, Ecofriendly, and Affordable!

I've been seeing sustainable fashion characterized as mostly neutral basics, as if that were somehow a bad thing! I prefer to think of neutral basics not as boring, but as the building blocks of a sustainable wardrobe. A big part of dressing sustainably is choosing pieces that are timeless and multi-functional. Neutrals never go out of style, and you always need great t-shirts! You'll never catch me yawning at the basics! A great place to find these wardrobe staples is econscious, an eco-friendly and ethical brand producing affordable clothing in sustainable materials like hemp and organic cotton.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Thinking About Sustainability in 2016

Happy 2016! It's already February and I'm just now writing the first post of the new year! While I haven't been writing much lately, I have been thinking a lot about sustainability. I've been trying to figure out what is at the very heart of our environmental problems and how do we ensure that 'earth-friendly' won't be just an other passing trend. 

We're living in a time where everything we want and need is quickly accessible. In order to support our busy and comfortable lifestyles, we've created a materialistic and disposable society. I keep reading that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish and this is only one of many catastrophic eventualities/possibilities. However, it doesn't have to be inevitable that we will destroy the planet. Humans are the most innovative of all creatures. We can fix this! But how? How do we get people to care about sustainability and make a permanent commitment to it? 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

FASHION WITH IMPACT: An Ethical Fashion Event Presented by Bought Beautifully

silver bangle set

This week I'm super excited to be participating in a very special ethical fashion event. It's an online fashion show sponsored and organized by Bought Beautifully, a non-profit retailer whose products promote ethical practices in every step of the supply chain, from safe working environments to fair wages, to production transparency. All this week on Instagram, 10 bloggers, including me, are modeling pieces from Bought Beautifully. Each day, two bloggers post their outfits on their blogs and on Instagram. At the end of the week, the show will culminate in a giveaway for a $50 Bought Beautifully gift certificate to use in their online store.