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Weekend Reading: How to Not Culturally Appropriate With Your Fashion

Weekend Reading: How to Not Culturally Appropriate With Your Fashion

Hi readers! First things first, I’m co-hosting a workshop with Kathryn Kellogg of Going Zero Waste, on how to increase your readership. Kathryn will share how she went from 0 to 3 million readers in just 2.5 years, while being featured on CNN, Refinery29, Fox News, and The Guardian. She’ll be joined by me, President and co-founder of Ethical Writers & Creatives, and freelance journalist...
  • The Perfect Packing List for Winter in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende

    The Perfect Packing List for Winter in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende

      When I was packing for our year-long trip, I packed with the mistaken idea that all of Mexico is warm all year round. After all, it’s south of the U.S.! It has beaches with palm trees, rainforest, and desert with cactii. A tropical paradise, right? Wrong. While Mexico doesn’t get as cold as, say,...
    6 Eco-Friendly and Ethical Burning Man Outfit Ideas

    6 Eco-Friendly and Ethical Burning Man Outfit Ideas

    I have to start this whole Burning Man outfit ideas post by saying that I am not a model. This is obvious, I know. But I feel compelled to reiterate this information because there are, in fact, plenty of models at Burning Man. There was a whole passel of them at the camp right next...
    Why You Shouldn't Try to Bootstrap Your Artisan, Ethical, Sustainable Brand

    Why You Shouldn’t Try to Bootstrap Your Artisan, Ethical, Sustainable Brand

    Particularly with artisan, ethical brands, there’s an inclination to believe that bootstrapping is the honest, noble approach to growing your brand. But that can be a damaging myth to founders.
    Weekend Reading: A Year of No Shopping

    Weekend Reading: A Year of No Shopping

    Hey readers! I’m writing this from Oaxaca, Mexico. I’m curious: where in the world are you reading it from? Por favor please comment and let me know – would love to know more about the lovely people who love sustainability news as much as I do! Fashion G-Star has made the first Gold-Certified Cradle-to-Cradle denim....
    4 Reasons Why Sustainable Brands Should Beware of Traditional PR Firms

    4 Reasons Why Sustainable Brands Should Beware of Traditional PR Firms

    The realm of “sustainability” is one that publicists want to dive into… and capitalize on. But they might find themselves in hot water, though, with journalists, eco-bloggers and their own clients. Here’s why.
    Eco Fashion Myths, Tulum, Wedding Dresses, Sunscreen, and Fur: Your Favorite EcoCult Stories of 2017

    Eco Fashion Myths, Tulum, Wedding Dresses, Sunscreen, and Fur: Your Favorite EcoCult Stories of 2017

    With the New Year fast approaching, I decided to take a look back at what I wrote for 2017, and see what you loved. Obviously, I want to give you more of what you’re craving! There were some themes… Y’all love roundups. Of course, because if you’re shopping for a bathing suit or wedding dress,...
    Weekend Reading: the Final Word on Which Christmas Tree Is Most Eco-Friendly

    Weekend Reading: the Final Word on Which Christmas Tree Is Most Eco-Friendly

    Hi readers! I’m writing this post in Mexico City. So far, we’ve found this town to be super cosmopolitan, full of expats, and art, incredible food, parks, and shops selling whatever you wish. We’re off to the Pacific Coast for a few days next week, then San Miguel de Allende, back here, Oaxaca, and Tulum. If...