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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.
  • Weekend Reading: My Favorite New Trend

    Weekend Reading: My Favorite New Trend

    I’m big in Canada, apparently. I was back on Canada’s CBC Vancouver talking about what consumers can do when they find out chickens are being horrifically abused. And above is an outtake from an interview I did with a new show on the Karma Network about living and doing well by Lucy J. Norris. I...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Urban Wellness Ride + Picnic Sundays at 10am Enjoy a day of biking, relaxation, yoga, meditation and community right here in NYC with Get Up and Ride, Lazy Wellness, Runa and the Perfect Picnic NYC. Urban Wellness Ride + Picnic brings the retreat to you, offering a guided bike ride through the Brooklyn neighborhoods of...
    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Weekend Reading: One Weird Trick to Pay Garment Workers More!

    Readers, I’m writing this from the cabin of an Emirites flight, my ultimate destination Bangalore, India, where I will be attending a one-day event called the Fabric of Change by Ashoka and the C&A Foundation. Obviously, India is very far away for a one day trip, and I’ve never been there before, so I’m extending...
    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: 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...
    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,...