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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Design Forward 2016 Highlights

Yesterday, on June 16, 2016, Fashion Takes Action presented the very first Design Forward at The Artscape Sandbox in downtown Toronto, a runway event featuring progressive Canadian designers who keep ethics and sustainability in mind without sacrificing style. The criteria for designers, according to the Design Forward website, were: Locally made Fair Trade Use of organic, sustainable

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1 Thing the Ethical Fashion Community Needs to Stop Saying

I want to preface this by saying that yes, I am a member of the ethical fashion community, and yes, I do care deeply about this topic. I’m all about it. But I also want to be honest with all of you, and if there’s something floating around that I don’t necessarily agree with, I

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35 Easy Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is this Friday, April 22, 2016, and you can do more than just plant a tree (though that’s also on the list). Here are 35 ways you can give our earth a little extra lovin’ this year: Save Water Wash your laundry with cold water. Line-dry your clothes. Challenge yourself to a 5-minute

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