| slave away | You Wouldn’t Believe How Many People Are Trapped in Some Form of Modern Slavery, But These 7 Brands Are Working to Help

Earlier this week a report from the UN said that more than 40 million people were ensnared by modern slavery in 2016. That’s more than the population of the U.S.’s 29 biggest cities combined, FYI. Of that total, 25 million people were victims of forced labor, and 15 million victims of forced marriages. And, women […]

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| get graphic | 16 Graphic Tees to Tell Them How You Really Feel

Now, I love a good graphic tee. Could be snarky. Could be sweet. Doesn’t matter. Either way, it’s a good way to tell people how you feel without the awkwardness of actually having to tell people how you feel. But as a former knit top buyer for a fast fashion company I can also say […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – arvin goods | The Basics Company Setting Out to Reduce Textile Waste One Pair of Socks at a Time

One of the biggest issues surrounding the fashion industry is the amount of textile waste it produces. I’ve mentioned this issue before, but between all of the clothes we throw away every year, to all of the fabric that doesn’t get used during production, we’re creating one monster pile of textiles waste. According to the […]

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| fit to a tee | You Need to Know About These 13 Ethical Tee Brands

For me nothing quite beats a good t-shirt. The perfect fit. Just the right amount of cozy, soft amazingness from countless washes. And endless styling options. Sigh… Not only are tees wardrobe essentials in my world, but one of those things that I just can’t live without (okay, I probably could, but I would really, […]

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| revolve-lution | You Can Be Part of the Fashion Revolution & Still Shop at REVOLVE – Our Top 10 Ethical Brands You Can Shop There

The words ethical and sustainable fashion have often been met with a cold shoulder (pun intended) from fashionistas near and far. And I’ll be honest, the snubs are often justified. A lot of the pioneering labels in the ethical fashion space weren’t necessarily catering to a customer that cared about aesthetics and style, but rather […]

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| it’s in the bag |18 Ethical & Eco-Friendly Bags For Your Next Trip

Okay, okay, so you’ve picked the destination, bought your plane ticket and booked the hotel. You also may have also figured out everything you need to take. But, what are you gonna put it all in? Now my luggage has done me right for the past 10 years or so. I bought it when I […]

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| trash talkin’ on tuesday – thread international | Thread International, the Company Turning Haiti’s Trash Into Fabric (And Creating Jobs While Doing It)

I’ll admit it, few materials in life are as convenient as plastic. It is used for gosh-darn, quite near everything in our lives — vehicles, packaging, electronics, clothing. I mean, you name it, plastic is probably in it. I’ll also admit that I may or may not sometimes overdo it when it comes to talking […]

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| right on target | 12 Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands You Can Find at Target

When I first started this blog, one of my main goals was to show people that buying more ethical products didn’t have to equate to you dropping boo koo bucks/pulling your hair out searching for said ethical products. That is why today I’m writing about all of the great non-toxic, clean, eco-friendly (insert other buzz […]

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| back to the basics | Live the Give: The Tee Company Working To End Poverty Through Education

This post was sponsored by Live the Give and I received 1 item for review. But, as always, all views are genuinely mine and products are genuinely loved.   The importance of education has been quite literally proclaimed throughout history: “The direction in which education start, a man will determine his future in life.” – Plato, Classical […]

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| don’t shop ’til you drop | An Ex-Fast Fashion Addict on What I Learned Buying Less and 5 Tips on How You Can Do It, Too

Shortly after I first started this blog, I wrote a brief post about what I deemed “conscious consumerism.” The essential message being that purchasing a new item of clothing, even from an ethical company, should be a last resort when thinking about building a conscious wardrobe. When you think about the problems within the fashion […]

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| you say you want a revolution | Why You Should Be Demanding A Fairer, Safer, Cleaner & More Transparent Fashion Industry

On this day four years ago the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh famously collapsed. There were five garment factories in Rana Plaza, all of which manufactured clothing for big global brands like Inditex (which owns fast fashion company Zara), Mango, Primark, JCPenney, Walmart and many others. The collapse, which left only the ground floor intact, […]

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| festival fever, part I | Your Ultimate Ethical Festival Season Fashion Guide

Celebs, musicians, “It” girls, fashionistas and probably even some music fans flocked to the desert last weekend for the first weekend of Coachella, which can only mean one thing — festival season is officially upon us. And since I think we can all agree that Coachella is really about the outfits, I think we should talk […]

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| ankle biter | 7 Pairs of Ankle Boots You Can Feel Good About Wearing

I put a good pair of ankle boots right up there with, oh, I don’t know, puppies and margaritas (and if you don’t get that reference, shame on you for not reading my blog more often). To me they are the white button down of footwear — super versatile, they go with pretty much every […]

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| sneak attack | 4 Ethical Sneaker Alternatives to Chucks

Let me start this by saying I looooove my Converse sneakers. Or maybe that should be past tense, as they seem to be nearing the end of their life. So, let’s start over. I loooooved my Converse sneakers. We have been together since college — I’d rather not divulge exactly how long ago that was, […]

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| bringing sexy back | 6 Ethical Lingerie Brands That You Need To Know

Who would we be to say that we were going to give you the ultimate gift guide for Valentine’s Day and not talk about lingerie. Whether you’re buying some pretty little underthings for yourself or a little something special for that special someone, you’re gonna want to make sure you get something that looks and feels good. Not only […]

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| nailed it | Do You Know What Chemicals Are Lurking in Your Nail Polish?

Like many of the feminine persuasion, I’m a sucker for a good mani/pedi. Unfortunately, nail polish is often filled to the brim with harsh chemicals — boo, sad face, etc., etc. The big three chemical culprits in nail polish are Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Formaldehyde. Toluene is toxic to the nervous system. Inhalation of […]

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