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Posts tagged "Made in America"
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...
  • The 19 Best Sustainable Clothing Stores for Men

    The 19 Best Sustainable Clothing Stores for Men

    Some time back, someone asked me if there were any good ethical and/or sustainable sites for men. Um, yeah.
    Blue Jean Baby: Super Cute, Sustainable Denim Style

    Blue Jean Baby: Super Cute, Sustainable Denim Style

    Jeans are a pretty universal classic but they have deep roots in the USA. Although many brands have outsourced to foreign countries, there are a few brands that are producing beautiful, high-quality denim right here in the USA and keeping a focus on responsibility and sustainability.
    UpDownAcross Is Trying to Solve the Garment District Problem

    UpDownAcross Is Trying to Solve the Garment District Problem

    Last year I wrote a big piece for Refinery29 on Joann Kim. It was called, “The Last Millennial in the Garment District,” and told the story of one woman’s struggle to keep her father’s factory going in the face of high rents and fickle consumers. We say we want “Made in America” but we don’t...
    Is Clothing Made From Recycled Bottles Sustainable?

    Is Clothing Made From Recycled Bottles Sustainable?

    You might have noticed something popping up in the sustainable or eco-friendly fashion world: clothing made from recycled PET bottles. This actually isn’t new. Patagonia has been recycling bottles into its fleece since the early 90s. What is new is the range of textiles we can make from recycled bottles as technology has improved. There...
    Green City Guide: Frolicking About the Sustainable Joshua Tree for Desert and Denim

    Green City Guide: Frolicking About the Sustainable Joshua Tree for Desert and Denim

    I had just finished interviewing Hall Newbegin of the sustainable wilderness perfumery Juniper Ridge on the phone, when he invited me out to his trade show, Desert and Denim, in Joshua Tree. Now, I’m not so into trade shows. Usually they’re held in large, fluorescent conference centers, vast warehouses filled with booth of unsustainable items. Every time I go,...
    Want Love Need: Sustainable Things I Found This Month

    Want Love Need: Sustainable Things I Found This Month

    So many things! This one-woman blog can’t give long, beautiful editorials to all the interesting new brands and launches I’m discovering. So I periodically put them all in a post for you to peruse. (I didn’t mean to do that just now with the Ps, but I kind of like it.) Let me know in...
    Sustainable Street Style: We're All Grownups Here

    Sustainable Street Style: We’re All Grownups Here

      Year 28 felt like a tipping point for me. I have probably said this before, but when moved from being 27 to 28, I moved from a sense playacting adulthood to feeling like I could start to claim some credibility and stature. I’m in my late-twenties. This blog thing seems to be working, my up-speak...