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Weekend Reading: What About Forever21?

Weekend Reading: What About Forever21?

I had a wonderful talk with Chris Reese and Helen Hillix of Inner Revolutionary Radio. They asked some incredibly thoughtful questions, and connected the dots between my work and empathy and capitalism. My activism has been rubbing off on my husband. He creates a mix he’s calling “Soundtrack to the Resistance,” featuring a heady mixture of...
  • 14 Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Myths That Need to Die

    14 Sustainable and Ethical Fashion Myths That Need to Die

    In honor of Fashion Revolution Week, which starts today, I’m going to get you fashion woke. Founded in 2014 to commemorate the April 24th 2013 Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1,100 garment workers, this week brings attention to fact that conventional fashion forces female garment workers into unsafe, exploitative, and toxic...
    The 6 Most Powerful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

    The 6 Most Powerful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

    I see Earth Day's focus as two-fold: raise awareness of the environmental issues that face us, and do something to provide a provable help the environment. Here's how to do that the right way.
    The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Sustainable Fashion for Mothers

    The Ultimate Guide to Ethical and Sustainable Fashion for Mothers

    I hope the brands I name in here don’t take it as an insult when I say my mother would love their stuff. Because my mother is stylish! She and my aunt love shopping. My mother keeps her closet edited to a selection of classic blouses, sweaters, trousers, jeans, flats, and tennis shoes. My aunt,...
    Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

    Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

    Along the lines of reading, how about I share a hardback with you, instead of just digital news? I was sent this book, Nature’s Allies, by Larry A. Nielsen to review. Outlining the careers of eight conservations in the U.S. and elsewhere that fought hard for the environment, it helped me reaffirm what my goals are:...
    This Should Be Required for Every Aspiring Fashion Designer

    This Should Be Required for Every Aspiring Fashion Designer

    The trip hadn’t even started, and already it had been thrown off track by a factory wall collapsing. Three fashion design students from Parson’s School of Design were headed to Cambodia to meet the garment workers who make our most affordable clothes. The trip, in partnership with the Levi Strauss Foundation, was planned by Remake,...
    How to Travel the Earth Without Leaving a Mark on the Earth

    How to Travel the Earth Without Leaving a Mark on the Earth

    Eco-tourism is a big business. But in order to have a truly carbon-neutral trip, you have to consider more than simply which green hotel or resort to stay at. Irina Vishnevskaya, founder and CEO of Alle Travel, gives her advice on how to see the world without leaving a mark on the Earth (or your...
    Getting That Clean Beauty Cat Eye: A Review of the Two Best Non-Toxic Liquid Eyeliners

    Getting That Clean Beauty Cat Eye: A Review of the Two Best Non-Toxic Liquid Eyeliners

    I do a cat eye. Always. Every day. Having tried all the other looks, four years ago I came to the conclusion that a firm black line that curves upward at the edge makes me look hot, and that’s all I need to know. Of course, it’s much easier to find a non-toxic pencil eyeliner than...