Category: Sustainable and Ethical Brands

5 woman-owned indie jewelry brands you’ll fall for!

5 woman-owned indie jewelry brands you’ll fall for!

As you may know, I love supporting small businesses and independent artisans and designers. One of my favorite items to buy from indie designers is jewelry, because there’s such a range of styles and prices. Here, I’ve rounded up a few of my current favorite indie jewelry brands!

Not only are these brands run by indie designers (i.e. real human beings, not faceless corporations), they also focus on sustainable and ethical practices.

5 classic, all-season pieces that will never go out of style

5 classic, all-season pieces that will never go out of style

Have you ever experienced love at first wear?

It’s that miraculous feeling when you slip something on for the first time, and you know you never want to let go of it. You can picture your future together: special occasions, nights out, even casual weekends.

Keep reading for my five classic wardrobe staples that’ll never go out of style!

What I wore in Hawaii & what to pack for a tropical getaway! (LOOKBOOK)

What I wore in Hawaii & what to pack for a tropical getaway! (LOOKBOOK)

Guess what? Your girl is making her YouTube debut!

As you probably know from last week’s blog post and my gratuitous vacation pics on Instagram, I went to Hawaii a couple weeks ago. I’ve put together a short video of the sustainable and ethical looks I wore on vacation, plus a packing guide.

Whether you have a getaway to somewhere warm planned, or are just fantasizing about summer already (I definitely am), I hope this gives you some inspiration!

How I stay cute and cozy in the winter!

How I stay cute and cozy in the winter!

Winter me is at least 70% less cute than summer me. My skin transforms into a dry, flaky desert, I’m seemingly always in the process of catching a cold, and I kind of give up on looking cute because my number one priority is to stay warm and alive so I can make it through this terrible time of year and see the sun once again.

But this year, I’m challenging myself (and you!) to fight the frump. Winter means more layers and clothes, which means more possibilities for creating cute looks!

Here are four tips to take your winter outfits from “I am doing my best to not just be a human popsicle” to “I am embracing life’s challenges and THRIVING!”

Why we need more POC in sustainable and ethical fashion! ft. Proclaim

Why we need more POC in sustainable and ethical fashion! ft. Proclaim

Hi friends and lovely readers! Today, I’m talking about something that’s been weighing on my mind since I started this blog: sustainable and ethical fashion’s diversity problem.

The sustainable and ethical fashion community is so wonderful and full of awesome, creative, and thoughtful folks, but it’s also not that diverse. And while I think this space is generally more progressive and cognizant of social issues than the rest of the fashion industry, sustainable and ethical fashion that doesn’t include people of color isn’t as revolutionary as it could be.

I’m also excited to introduce you to a brand that’s addressing fashion’s diversity problem head-on: Proclaim! But first, let’s talk about why we need more POC in sustainable and ethical fashion.

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!