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My Favorite Eco-Friendly and Ethical Burning Man Fashion This Year

My Favorite Eco-Friendly and Ethical Burning Man Fashion This Year

Burners have a reputation for being environmentally conscious. It’s the whole “Leave No Trace” ethos of the desert festival, in which you have to pack out all your own trash. MOOP, an acronym for Matter Out of Place (a.k.a. anything that was not in the desert) is strongly discouraged. That includes everything from beer cans...
  • Sustainable Stockholm: Eco Hotels, Organic Restaurants, Sustainable Fashion, and Thoughtful Things to Do

    Sustainable Stockholm: Eco Hotels, Organic Restaurants, Sustainable Fashion, and Thoughtful Things to Do

    Do you like capsule wardrobes, sustainability, minimalism, spa time, and some beautiful people watching? You’re reading this, so I’m going to go with, yes. Then you will be obsessed with a certain Scandinavian city, Stockholm. Stockholm is everything the modern conscious traveler could want out of a city. In fact, it’s hard to visit and not be...
    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.
    Greenwashing Alert: Rayon Viscose Is Made From Plants, but Is Also Toxic and Destructive

    Greenwashing Alert: Rayon Viscose Is Made From Plants, but Is Also Toxic and Destructive

    If you've decided to swear off polyester because it's a petroleum product, you might be pleased to know that you can buy clothing made with rayon viscose, a biodegradable fabric that is made of a natural, renewable resource: plants. Just kidding! It actually might be worse for the environment. And there are two major reasons...
    The Sustainable, Traditional Chinese Silk You Didn't Know You Needed

    The Sustainable, Traditional Chinese Silk You Didn’t Know You Needed

    (Get 20% off with a special code for EcoCult readers!) Ziran is a new brand that uses xiang yun sha silk, a beautiful and sustainable silk from China. Although it originated over five hundred years ago, xiang yun sha silk is a virtually unknown to outsiders, and Ziran is the only U.S. fashion company that...
    It's Time to be a Snob About Your Fashion

    It’s Time to be a Snob About Your Fashion

    As the fashion scene has developed, we're seeing the emergence of brands that address literally every issue within fashion with an astounding fastidiousness, and are perfectly fashionable on top of all of that. My bar has been raised.
    The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

    The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Skip the "Aztec print" fast fashion. Tulum's fashion ethos is one of artisan design: cotton textiles in natural colors, woven rattan, and vegetable-tanned leather.
    Why Ethical Fashion Loves "Direct to Consumer" (and You Should Too)

    Why Ethical Fashion Loves “Direct to Consumer” (and You Should Too)

    The moment I understood – really grasped in its entirety – what “direct-to-consumer” means, my mind got blown. It’s  not a hard concept to wrap your head around. But I don’t think many consumers get the full import of it. Because if they did, well, everyone might shop differently. To explain, let’s start by describing...