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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...
  • Minzuu Has Only the Most Beautiful Artisan Design

    Minzuu Has Only the Most Beautiful Artisan Design

    This post is generously sponsored by Minzuu. As always, EcoCult only works with brands that we think are doing good things for the environment and people. Support EcoCult by supporting them! I’ve found a new online home design store, and I’m roundly smitten. In love. Obsessed. If I was in high school, I would be...
    Nest Co-op's Salons Satisfy Your Ethical Senses and Feed Your Intellectual Soul

    Nest Co-op’s Salons Satisfy Your Ethical Senses and Feed Your Intellectual Soul

    When you read biographies about the great intellectual women of earlier centuries, their stories invariably involves salons. These gatherings that they would host in their well-appointed homes would host a rotating cast of intellectuals and artists, for the sole purpose of discussing ideas, science, and fine art. I always thought that sounded like a lovely undertaking,...
    Victoria Road Tells a Chic Story About Pakistan With Its Fall Collection

    Victoria Road Tells a Chic Story About Pakistan With Its Fall Collection

    Take what you’ve heard about Pakistan and box it up and set it aside for a moment. Because there is also a beautiful side you haven’t seen. And Victoria Road wants to bring it to you. But first, a story of two lady friends and their dream: Megan Brosterman had always wanted to work in development,...
    Beautiful Things at Far & Wide Collective (and One Reason You Should Be Proud to Be American)

    Beautiful Things at Far & Wide Collective (and One Reason You Should Be Proud to Be American)

    SHOP from top left: Black and White Pom Pom Blanket, Gold Plate Star Necklace, Striped Wooden Spoon, Aquamarine Studs, Cotton Napkins, Blush Silk Scarf, Patterned Notecards Far & Wide Collective, based out of Canada, is an ethical home and accessories retailer that employs artisans in post-conflict and developing countries to make sophisticated and beautiful objects ranging...
    Everything You 'Know' About Indian Design Is Wrong, and Indelust Proves It

    Everything You ‘Know’ About Indian Design Is Wrong, and Indelust Proves It

    I first met Sana Rezwan Sait when she held a trunk show for her ethical online store Indelust in her posh Chelsea apartment near the High Line. Before the party, I only had a partial idea of the quality of items featured in the Indian-focused shop. But under the soft glow of lights from the...
    5 Beautiful Brands That Give Back

    5 Beautiful Brands That Give Back

    This post was contributed by Kristin Moses at DesignGood, an online community and branding studio that aims to engage and inspire creatives to design more meaning into work, and life, by engaging with us and one another. One of the best things about the socially conscious community is the number of new, creative businesses that pop up...
    Ikat: Get the Real Thing With MATTER's Artisan Made Pants

    Ikat: Get the Real Thing With MATTER’s Artisan Made Pants

    Sponsored Ikat has become the trend to wear over the past few years. No wonder, it’s a gorgeous pattern that lends itself to so may beautiful applications, from purses to pillows to pants. It always makes me a little peeved, however, when I see an “ikat print” printed on conventional fashion. This is especially on...