Is Wool Ethical? What to Look For with Wool, Alpaca and Cashmere
As temperatures drop we want to stay comfy and cozy, so many of us reach for warm woolen sweaters and cardigans. Wool offers great insulating and breathable properties and is wonderful in winter. However it comes from animals, so questions about animal welfare and … more
10 Cozy, Sustainable & Ethical Sweaters
It’s sweater weather! Get cozy with these sustainable sweaters and knitwear. Wondering what the difference is between alpaca and cashmere, or if wool is even an ethical choice? Check out this companion post all about wool — its fibre properties, the ethical considerations, and … more
Sustainable Clothing Brands for the Whole Family
Looking for an easy, one-stop shop to pick up sustainable and ethically-made clothing for everyone in your family? Here’s a roundup of brands that make conscious clothes for women, men, and children so your whole family can have a lighter impact on the planet. … more
Best Places to Buy Used Clothing Online
Thrifting in person is always an adventure, and with so many online thrift stores and apps now available, purchasing (or selling) used clothing has never been easier. An online thrift store makes second hand clothing shopping more accessible and considerably less frustrating if you … more
What to Do with Old Clothes – Where to Recycle Underwear, Bras, Tights, & more
What do you do with worn out or unusable clothes? Many of us already know about donating garments that are still in good condition, but what about clothes and accessories that are damaged, unwearable, and unsalable? Can you even recycle old underwear? Yes, in … more
15 Sustainable Mens Clothing & Shoe Brands
Looking for mens sustainable clothing? You’re in the right place! I used to be someone who didn’t think much about the impact of my clothing choices, however the more I learned about sustainability and ethics in the apparel industry, the more I realized how … more
Local Outfit Challenge
Inspired by the One Year, One Outfit challenge, I am challenging myself to create a locally sourced and made outfit over the next year, and I invite you to join too! The challenge is to create a 3 pieces from local materials and skills. … more
What is Circular Fashion? How to Sustainably Close the Loop
“Circularity” has become a big buzzword with sustainability and while it can represent a new, important shift in the industry, it’s also used in misleading and deceptive ways. We need brands to go deeper and make real, holistic changes that aren’t just for marketing and press coverage. If a brand truly cares about reducing their impact and waste and helping build a better industry they need to be looking at the entire supply chain and life of the garments.
What It’s like to Produce Garments in a Pandemic
Manufacturing clothing here in the Philippines in the midst of a global pandemic has compounded every challenge we already faced as a less than two year old garment manufacturing business. Fighting industry standards to give more power and better profit to Filipina workers is a monumental task even in the best of circumstances- a global pandemic just added to our list of obstacles!
Spring/Summer Capsule Wardrobe 2021
This capsule is not only built around comfort and working from home, but I’m also chatting in the video about weight gain and pieces that can accommodate fluctuating weight and body changes. Items in my Capsule Tops Teal bra/cropped tank – Free Label (read … more
Why you Should RENT your Dress – Everything To Know About Formal & Prom Dress Rental
Special event dresses are expensive and often only worn once or twice – what a waste! Here’s why renting your next formal, prom, wedding, or party dress is a wonderful idea for your budget, style, and the environment, plus how to make sure you get a great fit.
What Vegan Leathers are the Most Sustainable?
Our eco-friendly Vegan Leather Guide: Apple, Cork, Pinatex, Cactus, & Mushroom Leather The ongoing debate of which vegan leather alternatives are the most sustainable is, well, ongoing. We all understand at this point that traditional leather, usually made from cowhide, isn’t necessarily a debate … more