Made in(spired by) India? Anthropologie's Cultural Sleight of Hand

Made in(spired by) India? Anthropologie’s Cultural Sleight of Hand

This post is by Catherine of Walking With Cake, a blog about family, home, fair fashion, and everything in between. When Anthropologie’s latest catalog arrived in the mail, I spent a...
Why I Will Continue to Shop at H&M (Occasionally)

Why I Will Continue to Shop at H&M (Occasionally)

Last month the sustainable fashion world exploded with indignation over comments from H&M’s CEO Karl-Johann Persson. In a sponsored interview for the Guardian, he said, “But if we were to decrease...
Switch Your Home to Clean Energy and Get a Mason Jar Mug

Switch Your Home to Clean Energy and Get a Mason Jar Mug

Readers, we need to discuss something that may not be as exciting or sexy as fair trade lingerie, but is far more important: your electricity. I’m sorry, but biking to...
Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Kitchen

Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Kitchen

In the next installment of my apartment renovation reveal, I’ll show you how I gutted and redid the entire kitchen, as sustainably as possible. Not that there was much there...
Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Bedroom

Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Bedroom

Oh Lord, when did I announce I was renovating my apartment? Back in June? Yikes. It was a hot mess, the entire thing. (Worst. Contractor. Ever.) But after months of...
7 Reasons Why I Hate Calling Myself a 'Blogger'

7 Reasons Why I Hate Calling Myself a ‘Blogger’

  When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m a journalist. Which is true, to a point. I write freelance stories about a variety...
Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Nail Salon PH7 Opens in Brooklyn, Is Probably Best in NYC

Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Nail Salon PH7 Opens in Brooklyn, Is Probably Best in NYC

If you were to say, “Hey Alden, what would your dream nail salon look like?” I would say this: A wall of non-toxic nail polish brands in a rainbow of...
You Need to Know This About Your Favorite Fashion Blogger

You Need to Know This About Your Favorite Fashion Blogger

Have you noticed something about your favorite fashion bloggers? Have you remarked upon the not-so-subtle shifts in editorial content over the past year or two? It used to be you...
Why We Need an Ethical Fashion Labeling System

Why We Need an Ethical Fashion Labeling System

Melissa Cantor is the cofounder with her sister Carolina of ShopEthica.com, an online boutique stocking sustainable, ethical and fashion-forward and big city-appropriate designer clothing from labels like A Peace Treaty, Daniel...
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Your NYC Visit

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Your NYC Visit

When a sustainable fashion blogger put out a call  for things to do during her visit to NYC, I started writing up an extensive email. Where to eat, what neighborhoods...
The 24 Best Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Restaurants in NYC

The 24 Best Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Restaurants in NYC

One of the perks of living in New York, is that there are just too many farm-to-table and organic restaurants to name. But if you’re looking for a bucket list...
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I'll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events, April 17th Edition

I’ll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events, April 17th Edition

Earth Day and Fashion Revolution Day are both next week. Here’s how to celebrate and advocate: Fave Pick: Spring Blossom Dinner Sat. 04/18 | 8 to 10:30 pm @ The Altman Building, 135 West 18th Street, Manhattan Join the launch of The Seed : DINNER, a special pop-up dinner event series, featuring the incredibly innovative and rising star...
5 Beautiful Brands That Give Back

5 Beautiful Brands That Give Back

This post was contributed by Kristin Moses at DesignGood, an online community and branding studio that aims to engage and inspire creatives to design more meaning into work, and life, by engaging with us and one another. One of the best things about the socially conscious community is the number of new, creative businesses that pop up...
Update Your Wardrobe at the EWC's Spring Fashion Swap

Update Your Wardrobe at the EWC’s Spring Fashion Swap

After the success of our Fall Fashion Swap, The Ethical Writers Coalition is pleased to present our Spring Fashion Swap, Saturday, May 2nd, 1 to 4 pm at the vintage store La Luz, 135 Thames Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn. (Jefferson L stop) Tickets are on sale now at the Early Bird price of $10. A...
Need Love Want: Sustainable and Ethical Fashion I Found This Month

Need Love Want: Sustainable and Ethical Fashion I Found This Month

I find so many wonderful, sustainable, ethical things that I can’t give them all their own post. So here’s some chic finds I wanted to share, all in one place for you to peruse: Love: Piece & Co. This ethical fashion label partners with conventional designers to create artisan-made fashion that will appeal to everyone, not...
Ikat: Get the Real Thing With MATTER's Artisan Made Pants

Ikat: Get the Real Thing With MATTER’s Artisan Made Pants

Sponsored Ikat has become the trend to wear over the past few years. No wonder, it’s a gorgeous pattern that lends itself to so may beautiful applications, from purses to pillows to pants. It always makes me a little peeved, however, when I see an “ikat print” printed on conventional fashion. This is especially on...
I'll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events, April 9th Edition

I’ll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events, April 9th Edition

Glorious spring! No more hiding inside. Pick an event and head on over to celebrate warmer weather. Gold: Transparency, Trends and Techniques Thurs. 04/09 and Fri. 04/10 | 9 to 8 pm @ The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave. For my jeweler friends out there, the Initiatives in Art &...
Greenwashing Alert: Lush Cosmetics

Greenwashing Alert: Lush Cosmetics

In a perfect world, I would be able to walk into a store with signs proclaiming, “natural!” “green!” “ethical!” and trust that these proclamations were sincere. Sadly, in today’s world this simply isn’t the case. As consumers, we need to do our research to decide which companies’ moral compasses have led them down the right path,...
7 Tips for Building a Fair Trade Business From Proud Mary and Accompany

7 Tips for Building a Fair Trade Business From Proud Mary and Accompany

Sponsored Post Harper Poe (how’s that for a southern name?) from South Carolina has created one of the most well-recognized ethical artisan brands out there with Proud Mary. A true boho chick, she wanders the globe looking for gorgeous textiles and handcrafts from traditional cultures to incorporate into chic throw pillows, bags, shoes, clutches and wraps,...
Flower Porn: Sustainable Floral Workshops With La Vie Rosie, Molly Oliver Flowers, Taproot Flowers, and The Garden Apartment

Flower Porn: Sustainable Floral Workshops With La Vie Rosie, Molly Oliver Flowers, Taproot Flowers, and The Garden Apartment

To kick of the spring season, the Ethical Writers Coalition put together a trio of sustainable floral workshops. Held in the bright DUMBO studio of vintage jewelry retailer Mode Marteau on a Sunday, attendees had hands-on tutorials on arranging flowers, making flower crowns, and product design using salvaged sails to make wall planters. The event...
How I'm Livin': Monica of Ethical Lingerie Brand Uye Surana

How I’m Livin': Monica of Ethical Lingerie Brand Uye Surana

In our How I’m Livin’ series, we ask chic people to reveal their favorite haunts and fashion so you can steal some of their sustainable style.  Monica Wesley is the beautiful mind behind Uye Surana lingerie, delicate underthings whose style falls right in between girly and cool. Her pieces are crafted in NYC from airy...
I Tried Oil Pulling and It Changed My Life (JK, Nothing Happened)

I Tried Oil Pulling and It Changed My Life (JK, Nothing Happened)

I was very interested in trying oil pulling, a traditional Ayurvedic treatment that purportedly improves oral and systemic health (for example, asthma and diabetes) and whitens teeth without the need for abrasive chemicals. As a red wine and coffee enthusiast, I thought my teeth might at least benefit from this last thing, so it was...
Vanessa Lianne Jewelry Is For Stylish Chicks Who Care

Vanessa Lianne Jewelry Is For Stylish Chicks Who Care

    When Vanessa Lianne first emailed me and I saw her designs, my reaction was, “How did I not know about you before?” Good question. Vanessa’s fine jewelry –  handmade items in gold, silver, brass, and kohl, plus diamonds and other precious stones – is so beautiful you would think I would have picked up...