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I've Decided: Fur Is the Eco-Friendly Choice, and You Won't Change My Mind

I’ve Decided: Fur Is the Eco-Friendly Choice, and You Won’t Change My Mind

When I first moved in New York after college in the south, in 2009, my mom pulled her cropped fox fur out of her closet and put it in my arms. “You’re going to need this in New York,” she said. At the time, I thought she was referring to the cold. New York City...
  • Weekend Reading: Here Are My Thoughts on Vegan Fashion

    Weekend Reading: Here Are My Thoughts on Vegan Fashion

    Hi readers! I’m very excited that this article on my frustrations with vegan fashion is out. First, because I worked really hard on it and the editor was great to work with. Second, because now whenever I get snide comments, I can direct those commenters straight to this. But I surely do believe in organic fashion, and...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    #ecowarriors at The Other Festival Saturday, October 14th, 11:30am – 15th, 11:30pm @ City Point 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201 I’m moderating a panel at The Other Festival! Join me and lots of other women in sustainability at this two-day all-female festival that brings together and celebrates makers, creators, founders, disrupters and dreamers. Hosted...
    Ethical Brand Uniforme Is Having a 50% Off Flash Sale!

    Ethical Brand Uniforme Is Having a 50% Off Flash Sale!

    Ethical brand, UNIFORME, makes true luxury more accessible for the everyday woman. They're also having a 50% off sale on their entire collection right now!
    Diamonds That Are Zero-Waste, Ethical, and Sustainable, by Ella Stein

    Diamonds That Are Zero-Waste, Ethical, and Sustainable, by Ella Stein

    When a diamond is cut, up to 60% of the total mass is lost. Ella Stein uses those bitty diamonds, employing fairly-paid women in India to craft them, and sells them directly to you at an affordable price.
    Weekend Reading: Essential Oils Do Not Cure Cancer, FYI

    Weekend Reading: Essential Oils Do Not Cure Cancer, FYI

    Hi readers, I had the opportunity to visit Eileen Fisher’s exhibit this week in Brooklyn, where they showed the process of collecting, sorting, and upcycling old Eileen Fisher clothing. I especially loved the new strategy their trying of mending holes in sweaters with gold thread, after the Japanese technique of kintsugi or mending broken pottery...
    Trying to Find an Ethical, Sustainable Bank? This Is the One I Use

    Trying to Find an Ethical, Sustainable Bank? This Is the One I Use

    I should start this post by saying that it is not sponsored. No one paid me to write this. I have no relationship with the brand that I am about to recommend, except that of a purely satisfied customer. I just really, really, like my bank. You may not know this about me, but I...
    The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly and Healthy Laundry

    The Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly and Healthy Laundry

      Did you know that 39% of a garment’s environmental impact comes from consumer care? Yup, you do have more power than you think to reduce your fashion’s impact. And now that we’ve been living in our apartment for three years, I have our clean laundry routine down pat. (Well, I can’t speak for my...