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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: Is Your Seafood Going to Give You a Superbug?

    Weekend Reading: Is Your Seafood Going to Give You a Superbug?

      Hey readers! I'm back from New Orleans and catching up with all the news. What did I miss? Kidding. I haven't been able to tear myself away from the trainwreck in Washington D.C. for more than an hour. But there are other things happening out in the world that have to do with sustainability....
    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.
    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...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Shrankhla Holececk: The Rituals of Ayurvedic Beauty Wednesday, January 11 | 7 to 9 pm @ CAP Beauty - 238 West 10th Street, Manhattan The founder of Uma Oils will lead you through the traditional beauty rituals of Ayurveda. Shrankhla hails from Los Angeles, but was raised in India, where she learned these practices from...
    Want Love Need: 9 Sustainable Fashion Brands and Boutiques You Should Know

    Want Love Need: 9 Sustainable Fashion Brands and Boutiques You Should Know

    In my travels across the internet, I come across many sustainable, fairly made, and charity focused brands. In this roundup, I share only the most beautiful and enticing with you. Enjoy! Want: YSTR According to YSTR, there is  over 1 million tons of clothing waste in the U.S. alone. (Actually, the newest figure is worse:...
    A Reader Asks: How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry?

    A Reader Asks: How Do I Get Into the Sustainable Fashion Industry?

    Actually, it isn't one reader email that spurred this, but a dozen. Fashion students and professionals are starting to wake up to the massive environmental damage and worker exploitation inherent to the conventional fashion industry, and want no part of it. But they often don't know where to start. So they email me, or sustainable...