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Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

Weekend Reading: American Apparel Is Calling Your Made-in-America Bluff

I have two podcasts to share this week. First, I’m back on Conscious Chatter with Kestrel, having a friendly debate with Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Jason Kibbey about whether conscious consumers are pushing fashion forward. Then, I talked with Lorraine Sanders of Spirit of 608 about that, plus asked her if I should start my own podcast. Because,...
  • Does Going Zero-Waste Make You an Asshole?

    Does Going Zero-Waste Make You an Asshole?

    Dear readers, On my first four days of the no-waste challenge, I jumped right into the deep end, with a trip to Nashville for a bachelorette party. I tried my best to prepare. I read Lauren Singer of Trash Is for Tosser’s tips for Wanderlust on traveling without creating waste, in which she advises aspirational no...
    Weekend Reading: It's OK to Be a Sustainable Hypocrite. That's Not the Point

    Weekend Reading: It’s OK to Be a Sustainable Hypocrite. That’s Not the Point

    Me, Elsewhere on the Internet + I researched for this infographic on the big difference between a $400 and $4,000 dress. | Refinery29 + Can festivals be 100% sustainable? They’re getting close! | mindbodygreen Big Ideas + Changing the system, not perfecting our own lives, is the point. “Hypocrisy” is the price of admission in this battle. | NY Times + “Instead,...
    5 Conscious Questions to Ask Before You Buy Something

    5 Conscious Questions to Ask Before You Buy Something

    This post originally appeared on Style Wise, a place for ethical consumers and conscious people to learn more about shopping and living sustainably.  There are a handful of relevant questions every conscious consumer should ask before making a purchase. We may choose to prioritize some questions over others depending on personal preference and stage of life,...
    Why It's Important to Stop Talking, and Start Volunteering

    Why It’s Important to Stop Talking, and Start Volunteering

    This post originally appeared on Style Wise, a place for ethical consumers and conscious people to join hands and learn more about shopping and living sustainably. Last month, I joined a community organizing group here in Charlottesville. I did it because having a pet cause no longer feels like enough, because people in this town...
    The 6 Biggest Myths About Ethical Fashion

    The 6 Biggest Myths About Ethical Fashion

    This originally appeared on Style Wise, a blog by Leah Wise about sustainable and ethical fashion. Far and away the most common negative comment I get on ethical fashion articles I’ve written for other sites is some variation of: “Good for you for having enough money to buy expensive clothes. Some of us can’t afford...