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Want Love Need: Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands and Stores I Found This Month

Want Love Need: Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands and Stores I Found This Month

Wow, more gorgeous brands and amazing online boutiques pop up every day! Here are some of my favorite new(ish) sources of fresh, modern, eco-friendly clothing. Want: Minan Wong Whenever possible, Minan Wong items are made using eco-friendly elements like organic cotton, Tencel, recycled wool and recycled PET. All pieces are made in the US, with fair...
  • Review: Vyayama's Eco-Friendly Yoga and Athletic Clothing With Minimalist NYC Style

    Review: Vyayama’s Eco-Friendly Yoga and Athletic Clothing With Minimalist NYC Style

    Look, I love me some sunset colors and vaguely tribal patterns as much as the next girl. But why do eco-friendly yoga and athletic brands seem to think we all want to dress like we just emerged from a sweatlodge ceremony in Joshua Tree? I’m a New Yorker. I don’t want to wear my southwestern-inspired yoga...
    Weekend Reading: Should Environmentalists Have Kids?

    Weekend Reading: Should Environmentalists Have Kids?

    Hi readers, This weekend I was looking forward to just relaxing and enjoying the city when it empties out. But at the last minute I am flying down to North Carolina for a funeral. I’m taking my fiancé with me, because I want him to see one of the places I’m from, where there’s a street...
    Take a Peek in My Medicine Cabinet and See My Clean Beauty Routine

    Take a Peek in My Medicine Cabinet and See My Clean Beauty Routine

      It’s been three years since I last posted a picture inside my medicine cabinet, and wow, have things change. First of all, my photography has gotten better. (Typical blogger skill arc.) But also, a lot of the products I love and use have changed! I’m looking, and the only things that have stayed consistent...
    Bless You, Pay Me: A Loving Open Email to Social Entrepreneurs

    Bless You, Pay Me: A Loving Open Email to Social Entrepreneurs

    We’ve been engaging in a lively discussion over at the Ethical Writers Coalition about the issue of “ethical” brands asking for free coverage from “likeminded” bloggers. And we’re over it. Here’s why:  Dear social entrepreneur (or the PR person representing them), Thank you for clarifying that despite the fact you love my ethical blog, you do...
    Want Love Need: 6 Sustainable Jewelry and Accessory Brands I Just Found

    Want Love Need: 6 Sustainable Jewelry and Accessory Brands I Just Found

    Hey, my most fashionable readers! In the spirit of making sure no sustainable, ethical, and – above all – beautiful brands slips by you unnoticed, here’s a roundup of six jewelry and accessory brands I’m drooling over this month. The clothing edition is on its way! Startas Shoes These adorable canvas and rubber sneakers actually...
    Weekend Reading: Airport Health Hacks, Sustainable Swimwear, Natural Makeup Brands

    Weekend Reading: Airport Health Hacks, Sustainable Swimwear, Natural Makeup Brands

    Hey readers! This weekend for me might actually turn out to be pretty lazy. A brunch with friends, a special sound bath, and the opening party of a new yoga/barre studio right around the block from my apartment. What are you up to this weekend? Fashion I totally agree with these 5 steps to simplify...
    I'll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! August 19th Edition

    I’ll See You at These NYC Sustainable Events! August 19th Edition

    {Applications Due Friday!} THE NEXT NOW Applications due: Friday, August 20th | 11:59 pm Event: Tuesday, August 23 | 11am – 2pm @ the Ace Hotel. 20 W 29th St, Manhattan Renowned designer jewelry retailer Ylang 23, in collaboration with NYC-based fashion incubator, TrendSeeder announce THE NEXT NOW: An Open Call for Emerging Jewelry Designers. Undiscovered designers will have...