2016 Fall Basics [Ethical Edit]

As the air gradually gets crisper and the daylight a little shorter, it’s difficult not to start fantasizing about cozy sweaters, boots and warm mugs of hot chocolate. A simple scroll through social media confirms that I am not alone in this. And though I am still abiding with my no-shopping year, there’s no harm in

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From Kakaw Designs: Embroidery Artisans in Guatemala

Psst – this is a guest post by Mari Gray, founder of Kakaw Designs! Check it out here. When we started Kakaw Designs, we focused on our partnership with a wonderful weaving cooperative. I admired their work with natural dyes and traditional weaving techniques, and knew that I could trust the founder, Francisca. Since then,

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The Top 5 Ethical Fashion Resources

Learning about ethical fashion can be a strange mix of feelings. Sometimes you feel overwhelmed with what to read, watch, look at. And then at other times, it seems that there just isn’t enough of what you’re looking for. However, there are certain ethical fashion resources that won’t ever disappoint. I share them all in

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Defining Your Personal Style: 6 Things To Consider

The further I get in my ethical and sustainable fashion journey, the more I realize the importance of having a good understanding of your personal style. This doesn’t just mean knowing what you like or don’t like. It involves knowing why you like it, how you would wear it, and where and when you would

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Cambio Market – An Ethical Gift Boutique

A few weeks ago, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting with Gelaine and Jérôme, the founders of and online gift boutique called Cambio Market. It carries only socially responsible products (handmade, fair trade, ethically sourced) from around the world – from the Philippines to India to Toronto. Cambio means change in Spanish, and that is what

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#ESSFChat : Making Slow Fashion Mainstream Highlights

It’s no secret that the key to a movement – any movement – is conversation. You can’t change something if no one is talking about it. And so, the fashion industry and it’s consumers are not going to change either, unless we demand for brands to be transparent, remind consumers how cheap clothing is made, and

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