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Just Because It’s Handmade, Doesn’t Make It Sustainable or Ethical

Just Because It’s Handmade, Doesn’t Make It Sustainable or Ethical

There’s an entire life that item has already lived before each of its individual ingredients reach the hands of the artisan to craft the final result. And that life may be destructive.
  • Want Love Need: 13 Sustainable and Ethical Brands I'm Loving

    Want Love Need: 13 Sustainable and Ethical Brands I’m Loving

    I find new brands to love a variety of ways. I receive pitches from them, hear about them at industry events, or find them on other blogs. The ones I’m featuring this month represent my very favorites that I have come across. Which one is your favorite? Want: Bella Dahl Hand-dyed, treated and quality controlled in...
    Vanessa Lianne's Custom Recycled Gold Signet Ring Is a New Heirloom

    Vanessa Lianne’s Custom Recycled Gold Signet Ring Is a New Heirloom

    Back when I was a sorority girl (oh yes, I was) I had everything monogrammed. My sheets, towels, tote bags – basically anything that could be sewn on had my letters on it. It helped that I worked at a canvas bag seller and monogram kiosk in the mall in high school. Back then I was...
    Sustainable Street Style: Red, Hot, Urgent

    Sustainable Street Style: Red, Hot, Urgent

    It’s not usual you can see an immediate positive impact of your purchase on a community in crisis. But today, you can. Ways of Change is an ethically-sourced fashion brand that offers fair wages to refugees while helping them sustain and build upon their traditional skills. Where possible, their products – like the necklace above...
    Studio Tour: The Duo Behind K/ller Collection's Sustainable Jewelry

    Studio Tour: The Duo Behind K/ller Collection’s Sustainable Jewelry

    I first ran across K/ller Collection two years ago at a Wythe Hotel pop-up. When Katie told me about how they make their jewelry – in the U.S., with approved casters and recycled materials – I promised to hit them up for an interview. Yet I held back. Why? Intimidation. These two chicks are just on...
    How to Propose to Your Eco-Friendly (and Hyper-Organized) Girlfriend

    How to Propose to Your Eco-Friendly (and Hyper-Organized) Girlfriend

    1. Create Plenty of Decoys, so She Doesn’t Suspect Not all was well in the land of Illich and Alden. For the past, oh, four months, I had become increasingly annoyed with Illich’s inability to plan anything, or even just manage his time. I felt like I was the one making everything happen. For example:...
    Ethical Jewelry Maker Bario Neal Dips Into Fairmined Gold

    Ethical Jewelry Maker Bario Neal Dips Into Fairmined Gold

    I’ve admired Bario Neal jewelry for some time. It’s a high-end jewelry line handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals, ethically sourced stones, and low-­impact, environmentally conscious practices. Their jewelry ranges in style from organic and raw, to refined and feminine, and modern and geometric. In short, something for every type of sustainable girl, especially...
    (Giveaway!) Edge of Ember Does Modern Geometry Sustainably

    (Giveaway!) Edge of Ember Does Modern Geometry Sustainably

    I’m giving away one Edge of Ember ring to a lucky reader! To enter, you need to be signed up for EcoCult’s newsletter (to the right of this page) and Edge of Ember’s newsletter (at the bottom of Edge of Ember’s website). Then comment below to tell me you’ve done that, and you’re entered! (Ends...