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Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

Readers, I’m writing this from the cabin of an Emirites flight, my ultimate destination Bangalore, India, where I will be attending a one-day event called the Fabric of Change by Ashoka and the C&A Foundation. Obviously, India is very far away for a one day trip, and I’ve never been there before, so I’m extending...
  • Should You Rent Your Clothing to Be More Sustainable?

    Should You Rent Your Clothing to Be More Sustainable?

    It was the Friday night of my bachelorette party, and my girl gang was gathered around the kitchen island at my best friend’s Bushwick loft, dressed up for dinner out. One of my friends, Megan, was wearing a flattering LBD that was clearly well made. Somebody complimented her, and she said, “Thanks! It’s Rent the Runway.”...
    1 Kimono, 4 Outfits: Why It Deserves a Place in Your Capsule Wardrobe

    1 Kimono, 4 Outfits: Why It Deserves a Place in Your Capsule Wardrobe

    This post is generously sponsored by Umran Aysan, a sustainable and ethical resortwear label.  I have an obsession with silk kimonos. Since before I can remember, from house to house to house, we’ve always had a set of two Japanese wedding kimonos hanging on our wall. They are exquisite works of art; thickly embroidered, padded, absolutely enormous,...
    The 13 Sexiest, Sustainable Bathing Suit Brands

    The 13 Sexiest, Sustainable Bathing Suit Brands

    This post is sponsored by Azura Bay, a a curated collection of luxurious and socially conscious lingerie, swim, and loungewear brands. The elastic is literally giving out on almost all of my bathings suits. I think it’s time to get a new one! Maybe a high-waisted number with a palm print? Or a one-piece in a...
    Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

    Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

    I have two podcasts to share this week. First, I’m back on Conscious Chatter with Kestrel, having a friendly debate with Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Jason Kibbey about whether conscious consumers are pushing fashion forward. Then, I talked with Lorraine Sanders of Spirit of 608 about that, plus asked her if I should start my own podcast. Because,...
    Want Love Need: 13 Sustainable and Ethical Brands I'm Loving

    Want Love Need: 13 Sustainable and Ethical Brands I’m Loving

    I find new brands to love a variety of ways. I receive pitches from them, hear about them at industry events, or find them on other blogs. The ones I’m featuring this month represent my very favorites that I have come across. Which one is your favorite? Want: Bella Dahl Hand-dyed, treated and quality controlled in...
    Now We Know! Fashion Is the 5th Most Polluting Industry, Equal to Livestock

    Now We Know! Fashion Is the 5th Most Polluting Industry, Equal to Livestock

    According to a new report, fashion is not the second most polluting industry in the world, as is often claimed. Instead, it's equal in carbon emissions to livestock. Which, is still pretty bad.
    The 7 Types of Sustainable Wedding Lingerie a Conscious Bride Needs

    The 7 Types of Sustainable Wedding Lingerie a Conscious Bride Needs

    This post is sponsored by Azura Bay, a curated collection of luxurious and socially conscious lingerie, swim, and loungewear brands.  “Did you bring that white lacy bodysuit?” my now-husband eagerly asked, as I rifled through my duffle in our minimoon cabin in the Hamptons. I turned and raised my eyebrow at him. “Yes.” “Yay!” How...