Looking for the elusive unicorn of totally natural, 100% plastic-free, and biodegradable clothing? I’ve found some options! Most clothing, even if it says 100% cotton, shouldn’t be composted as we don’t know if it actually safely biodegrades. However there are some brands who make biodegradability a top priority – using organic fabrics, natural or certified non-toxic dyes, natural trims and components, and even biodegradable elastics!
It’s time to understand the journey of secondhand clothing post-export: the salvage market. Where the salvage market thrives is within developing countries that are willing to take in millions of tonnes of “stuff” every year via shipping containers. These items go for resale in street markets and usually small shops run by marginalized communities.
I live in Canada where winter days can drop below -30°C and we’ve even seen temps down to -40° 🥶 so winter clothing has to be both functional and stylish! All those cute cloth bombers, single-layer dusters, and non-insulated boots unfortunately aren’t going to … more
The annual green gift guide is here! As always I’ve compiled a variety of eco friendly gift ideas so you can not only give thoughtful presents, but also have a lighter impact on the planet. There are options for everyone – friends, family, kids, … more
This post is long overdue. Unfortunately sustainable and ethical brands offering plus size clothing is still a niche within a niche, however there are some beautiful slow fashion brands offering conscious clothing for all sizes! I’ve compiled over 70 sustainable brands who offer plus … more
I’ll keep it blunt, Everlane is shady. Their “radical transparency” is a joke, their sustainability initiatives often feel like greenwashing, it’s difficult to find info about their factory standards and wages, and the recent union busting and allegations of a racist and toxic work … more
Footwear is difficult when it comes to sustainability since there are so many different materials and components needed to make shoes. While, like with anything, there are no “perfect” sustainable shoes there are some brands working to improve the industry and worth supporting! For … more
Socks are something many of us use regularly and a great way to support sustainable and ethical brands as they aren’t an item most people can (or want to) buy secondhand. Also since they don’t have the same fit issues as clothing they are … more
Here are our picks for beautiful, sustainable and ethical clothing brands owned by women of colour. I also think it’s important to note that minority-owned businesses have also been disproportionately affected by the pandemic so now more than ever can use your support! This … more