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Want Love Need: 9 Sustainable Fashion Brands and Boutiques You Should Know

Want Love Need: 9 Sustainable Fashion Brands and Boutiques You Should Know

In my travels across the internet, I come across many sustainable, fairly made, and charity focused brands. In this roundup, I share only the most beautiful and enticing with you. Enjoy! Want: YSTR According to YSTR, there is  over 1 million tons of clothing waste in the U.S. alone. (Actually, the newest figure is worse:...
  • Boodywear's Eco-Friendly Athleisure Clothing Is Insanely Comfy

    Boodywear’s Eco-Friendly Athleisure Clothing Is Insanely Comfy

    All Boodywear items – pants, shirts, sports bra, socks, and underwear – are 95% rayon made from ECOCERT organic bamboo (and 5% spandex for stretch), which is processed in a closed-loop, non-toxic system.
    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    It’s coming down to the wire on presents. Some shops are setting a deadline of this Friday for getting your gifts by Christmas. But wait, you have to work all week? Do not stress. You can procrastinate a little longer, because I’ve listed all the stores and pop-ups where you can get the perfect sustainable,...
    A Reader Asks: How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry?

    A Reader Asks: How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry?

    Actually, it isn’t one reader email that spurred this, but a dozen. Fashion students and professionals are starting to wake up to the massive environmental damage and worker exploitation inherent to the conventional fashion industry, and want no part of it. But they often don’t know where to start. So they email me, or sustainable...
    Minimalist, Fair Fashion from Africa? Yup. Uniform Is Doing It

    Minimalist, Fair Fashion from Africa? Yup. Uniform Is Doing It

    What countries do you think of when you imagine an ethical and sustainable, capsule or minimalist wardrobe? The Scandinavian ones, I reckon. Maybe France. But this company manufactures in Liberia, Morocco, Kenya, and Ghana.
    NYC Sustainable Holiday Events and Pop-Ups

    NYC Sustainable Holiday Events and Pop-Ups

    Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse Now through Sunday, April 16 2017 @ Cooper Hewitt – 2 East 91st Street Offering creative, alternative approaches to confronting textile waste, Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process: Luisa Cevese, founder of Riedzioni...
    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    Nuno Gift Wraps are colorful wrap cloths inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki made from 100% recycled polyester from water bottles. They are laughably easy to use, with patterns ranging from cute and fun to classy and modern.
    Move Over Everlane: SiiZU Is Eco-Friendly, Plus More Affordable and More Luxurious

    Move Over Everlane: SiiZU Is Eco-Friendly, Plus More Affordable and More Luxurious

    Just compare the eco-friendly pictured sweater to Everlane's similar but not eco-friendly one. The former has a more flattering cut, and is $40 cheaper!