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Mamahuhu Rain Boots Are 100% Colombian and 100% Ethically Made

Mamahuhu Rain Boots Are 100% Colombian and 100% Ethically Made

Mamahuhu is an ethical shoe brand from Colombia, who trains artisans in economically disadvantaged areas as entrepreneurs. They make leather boots and moccasins, plus lace-up rainboots, like the ones I'm wearing in this picture. Mamahuhu funds the setup of workshop, purchase of machines, and provides the artisans with secure purchase orders, with the goal of...
  • Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

    Forget the Slogan T-Shirt: Feminism Is Educating Female Garment Workers

    The big problem with typical feminist statement tees is that many are made by young women in sweatshops, which completely undercuts the message. Still, what to do instead? Advocates for the rights and wages of female garment factory workers in Asia find themselves caught in a moral double bind. On the one hand, we don't...
    Weekend Reading: This Superbowl Ad Gets Me

    Weekend Reading: This Superbowl Ad Gets Me

    What got you started on environmentalism? mindbodygreen asked a bunch of advocates, including myself! Fashion Do you have opinions on Photoshopping models? The Retouchers Accord is taking comments on its voluntary oath until February 28th. Two steps forward: H&M is now using bionic yarn in its latest Conscious Exclusive collection, which is made from plastic...
    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.
    Weekend Reading: What I'm Packing for the Women's March on Washington

    Weekend Reading: What I’m Packing for the Women’s March on Washington

    Hey readers, I'm leaving in an hour to go down to D.C. for the Women's March on Washington. Above is what I'm packing: my most comfortable walking boots by Fortress of Inca, Kind granola bars, a portable phone charger, a Dopper water bottle with a removable cup I can use for hot tea or cocoa,...
    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.
    Minimalist, Fair Fashion from Africa? Yup. Uniform Is Doing It

    Minimalist, Fair Fashion from Africa? Yup. Uniform Is Doing It

    What countries do you think of when you imagine an ethical and sustainable, capsule or minimalist wardrobe? The Scandinavian ones, I reckon. Maybe France. But this company manufactures in Liberia, Morocco, Kenya, and Ghana.
    We Found the Perfect, Ethical & Eco-Friendly Silk Shirt

    We Found the Perfect, Ethical & Eco-Friendly Silk Shirt

    Meet The Fable: the brand making perfect silk shirts. The Fable shirts are handmade in India and are timeless, comfortable, and meant to transcends seasons. Not only are the workers making the shirts receiving almost twice the minimum wage, but the silk is 100% biodegradable and hand-dyed with vegetable dyes.