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LAST MINUTE ethical gift guide

LAST MINUTE ethical gift guide

Panicking because you procrastinated on holiday gifts yet again? Scratching your head trying to figure out where you can buy sustainable and ethical gifts that won’t break the bank, but will still delight?

Everlane is getting into the holiday spirit with free 2-day shipping, starting today. Get your last minute holiday gifts (for yourself included, of course) and shop my picks!

Jewel Posse: Ethical jewelry for boss babes

Jewel Posse: Ethical jewelry for boss babes

You know that piece of jewelry that makes you feel not only beautiful, but also powerful?

With minimal yet bold designs and gorgeous natural materials like concrete and marble, all of the jewelry from Jewel Posse captures that #bossbabe feeling.

Of course, all the pieces are made sustainably and ethically. Plus, Jewel Posse is a woman and Black-owned shop!

Yes, you can knit a sweater!

Yes, you can knit a sweater!

For knitters, knitting your first sweater is a rite of passage. It’s an intimidating feat, after all. The sheer endurance and commitment it takes to complete a sweater is a commendable accomplishment, not to mention the skills and techniques you’ll need to master. 

But what if I said you could knit a sweater, no matter your skill level?

Shop for Good Sunday

Shop for Good Sunday

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means—the onslaught of Black Friday and after-Thanksgiving sales vying for your attention and money.

While I can’t begrudge anyone for the sheer determination and willpower it takes to wait in line in the cold for hours, right after chowing down a hearty Thanksgiving dinner, to fight other shoppers for flat-screen TVs, the mass consumerism of Black Friday and the holiday season is…pretty much the antithesis of what this blog is all about.

However, there is a way to shop more consciously next weekend!

A conscious guide to cashmere / Grana Mongolian cashmere review

A conscious guide to cashmere / Grana Mongolian cashmere review

As the days grow shorter and colder, there’s nothing cozier than snuggling into a cashmere sweater. But where does this fuzzy winter magic come from? How can you buy it responsibly? And how can you care for it so your cashmere continues to bring you warmth and joy for years to come?

Today’s post is all about cashmere! I’m thrilled to partner with Grana in this post, featuring their Mongolian cashmere.

Psst, there’s a discount at the end for you!

Underwear that cares / White Rabbit review

Underwear that cares / White Rabbit review

It’s hard enough to find a comfortable bra that fits, let alone a sustainable and ethical one, so I was thrilled when White Rabbit offered to send me their sustainably and ethically made bamboo intimates to review!

Psst, I also have a discount code for you at the very end!

Eco & ethical fall finds under $100

Eco & ethical fall finds under $100

In celebration of my newfound appreciation of fall, I’ve curated the following sustainable and ethical fall fashion essentials to help you beat the oncoming frump of the colder months. The best part? They’re all under $100!

Confessions of an outfit repeater (ft. my fall uniform)

Confessions of an outfit repeater (ft. my fall uniform)

A concept I’ve been wrapping my head around in regards to slow fashion is the “uniform.” 

We’ve been socialized to believe that outfit repeating isn’t fashionable and that we constantly need to buy new clothes to be trendy and stylish. The reality is that the earth is suffering because of our addiction to buying new clothes, and that regular people (i.e. not celebrities or the ultra-rich) can’t afford to not repeat outfits. 

The world’s most comfortable shoe??? / Allbirds wool loungers review

The world’s most comfortable shoe??? / Allbirds wool loungers review

The last place I thought I’d turn to for fashion inspiration is Silicon Valley, but it turns out that techies are on to something with their latest shoe obsession. Made of super-soft merino wool, Allbirds are the sustainable sneakers taking over the tech world’s hearts and soles, with the Internet calling them “the world’s most comfortable shoes”—and they’re so cute that I had to try them on for size!

Should I go organic (cotton, that is)? / Synergy Organic Clothing review

Should I go organic (cotton, that is)? / Synergy Organic Clothing review

As a relative newbie to the world of sustainable and ethical fashion, one of the most confusing things to me has been trying to figure out what exactly is sustainable or ethical, and what’s just a gimmick to make a company sound good. In particular, the word “organic” seems to be everywhere in the world of sustainability—but it’s often questionable what that actually means or why it’s good for the earth. So let’s break it down with one of the most common and environmentally harmful textiles: cotton.