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Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

AGAATI Fall Winter 2017 Trunk Show, Hosted By Alden Wicker of EcoCult Monday, August 21st, 5pm – 8pm @ Doing/Living, 218 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019 I’m hosting a happy hour! Come talk eco fashion with me and try on cocktail dresses and perfect-for-work separates from my new favorite brand, AGAATI. Plus, AGAATI...
  • ChicCartel Takes Women’s Empowerment Seriously in All Ways

    ChicCartel Takes Women’s Empowerment Seriously in All Ways

    We’ve all had that experience where you purchase something online that looks amazing on the runway model or on a hanger in front of a plain white background, only to find once you receive it that it fits nothing like what you thought it would. The truth is, much of the fashion sold online completely...
    Why Does This Spiritual Peruvian Retreat Cost More Than $3,800?

    Why Does This Spiritual Peruvian Retreat Cost More Than $3,800?

    If you're drawn to crystals and drink tea every day, if you've participated in a ceremony or love sound baths, if you've attended a "shamanic" workshop or bought Fair Trade fashion, this retreat is the next step.
    Just Because It’s Handmade, Doesn’t Make It Sustainable or Ethical

    Just Because It’s Handmade, Doesn’t Make It Sustainable or Ethical

    There’s an entire life that item has already lived before each of its individual ingredients reach the hands of the artisan to craft the final result. And that life may be destructive.
    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,...
    Authentic Indian Artisan Jewelry and Home Wares From Mela Artisans

    Authentic Indian Artisan Jewelry and Home Wares From Mela Artisans

    The ultimate respect to a traditional art, in my opinion, is to wear it not as a costume piece, but as a core piece to your wardrobe. Even more so if it's helping to preserve a tradition. Mela Artisans makes that easy.
    I Found the Perfect Pair of Eco-Friendly, Artisan-Made Slippers

    I Found the Perfect Pair of Eco-Friendly, Artisan-Made Slippers

    My winter mornings wouldn't be complete without a pair of house slippers that I can put on when I get out of bed. And now I'm so excited to have these eco-friendly Chilote slippers.
    Weekend Reading: The Most Sustainable and Ethical Knitwear Brands in Existence

    Weekend Reading: The Most Sustainable and Ethical Knitwear Brands in Existence

    Accompany was sweet enough to send over this fairly made Wanderlust bracelet from their newest collection. It’s made in Phnom Penh by a team of fair-trade Cambodian artisans who hand-carve each solid brass word and hand-knot each bracelet. 10% of The Brave Collection’s profits are donated to fight human trafficking and empower women and girls across...