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Weekend Reading: Zara Is Being Greedy Again

Weekend Reading: Zara Is Being Greedy Again

Hey Readers, I wrote this post for Forbes wondering how long until fashion companies are setting up their own recycling centers in Asia? I mean, soon, right? Fashion Learn all about the circular economy and how it applies to fashion in this the podcast interview with allstar Annie Gullingsrud. Big fashion companies are all about...
  • Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events

    Nest Home and Away Holiday Pop Up & Cocktail November 15th – November 18th, 10am – 5pm @ 60 White Street, Penthouse E, New York, NY 10013 Join nest for a holiday shopping experience centered around mindful connection to the people and places that shape our world both at home and away. Shop rare objects and...
    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    Holidays shopping season is closing in on us! Although online shopping seems to be the way to go these days if you’re looking for something specific, sometimes it’s more fun to actually walk into a store, browse the shelves, and hold something in your hand before deciding whether or not it’s a perfect fit for...
    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...
    Weekend Reading: Juicing Needs to Die

    Weekend Reading: Juicing Needs to Die

    Hi readers! Wild Tussah included EcoCult at the top of their list of the five best ethical blogs, and StyleWise put me in her top ten! Also, I wrote this guide to combatting climate change using your investment money. Not invested? Um, scuse me, you had better have some retirement funds started, at least! Fashion Reformation considers...
    Weekend Reading: Turns Out There Are Sweatshops in Britain

    Weekend Reading: Turns Out There Are Sweatshops in Britain

    Readers, I’m going silent for exactly one week, starting Monday morning. No email, no blog posts, no social media. Here’s why. In the meantime, enjoy this reading! Fashion I wrote this treatise on 10 things you can do to shop more sustainably for Racked, as part of their three-part package on thoughtful shopping. British sweatshops...
    Weekend Reading: My Story Went Viral!

    Weekend Reading: My Story Went Viral!

    Hey readers, this week has been a whirlwind! My story for Quartz on the predatory multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe, purveyor of cheaply-made, polyester leggings, went viral, racking up over 800,000 readers. I didn’t go into how terrible they must be for the environment in the story, because, well, obviously. And also, it is long enough as...
    Weekend Reading: We Don't Want to End Up Like Louisiana

    Weekend Reading: We Don’t Want to End Up Like Louisiana

    Hey readers! You can now get my sustainable city recommendations while you wait for your plane to board. I’m in the new Raleigh & Drake app, which is live in 9,000 iPads across eight major airport terminals. It asks creatives for their personal recommendations for various destinations. Getting the scoop from cool people on what...