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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 toxic...
  • Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    This events roundup is made possible by Kairos. Kairos Market Visiting a weekend market in the springtime is a favorite activity of New Yorkers, and Kairos Market is NYC’s newest craft market! Kairos is a community based craft fair that showcases a curation of handmade items exclusively created by local independent artists. The mission of Kairos is...
    Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

    Weekend Reading: Americans Are Eating Less Beef, but Not for the Reason You Think

    Along the lines of reading, how about I share a hardback with you, instead of just digital news? I was sent this book, Nature’s Allies, by Larry A. Nielsen to review. Outlining the careers of eight conservations in the U.S. and elsewhere that fought hard for the environment, it helped me reaffirm what my goals are:...
    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,...
    How to Save Water Through Your Fashion Choices

    How to Save Water Through Your Fashion Choices

    Ever thought about how much water it took to make your cotton t-shirt? How about three years worth of drinking water for one t-shirt! That’s a lot of water; 2,700 litres to be exact. Pretty shocking right? Here's how to celebrate World Water Day with your fashion!
    Weekend Reading: the Health Department Doesn't Want You to Panic, but...

    Weekend Reading: the Health Department Doesn’t Want You to Panic, but…

    Hey readers, I’m in the Dominican Republic for the next five days, checking out its natural wonders. Follow along on Instagram! The two other founders of the Ethical Writers Coalition and I shared the why and how of our group, plus why ethical bloggers are so much better to work with! | Rank & File...
    Weekend Reading: I'm Obsessed With Emma Watson's New Instagram Account

    Weekend Reading: I’m Obsessed With Emma Watson’s New Instagram Account

    Hi readers! What are you up to this weekend? I’ll be working this weekend trying to get as much done as possible before I head to the Dominican Republic for a week on Thursday. The tourism board there is eager to show off the island’s sustainable side on the North Coast. My fiancé and I actually...
    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.