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EcoCult Beauty Review: 5YINA Skincare by Catherine Harper

EcoCult Beauty Review: 5YINA Skincare by Catherine Harper

I’ve always been intrigued by Chinese medicine, but have never taken the time to truly learn about its principles. When 5YINA Skincare sent me a few of their products to try recently, I was thrilled to learn more about this company, which was founded by two experts in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ervina Wu and Angela...
  • 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,...
    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,...
    10 Documentaries You've Got to Watch ASAP

    10 Documentaries You’ve Got to Watch ASAP

    Ranging from climate change and environmental issues; diets and health; social justice and inequality; and spirituality; these documentaries are must-sees for 2017.
    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...
    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...
    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...