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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...
  • How Daniel Silverstein Got His Zero-Waste Groove Back

    How Daniel Silverstein Got His Zero-Waste Groove Back

    Having known Daniel for four years, it's life-affirming to see him so excited and happy about his innovative business. "Once I stopped designing for my career and designing for myself it all started clicking," he says. (Ecocult readers get 20% off in store and 10% off online!)
    1x1's New Mix And Match Capsule Collection Is Built For All Seasons

    1×1’s New Mix And Match Capsule Collection Is Built For All Seasons

    This post is generously sponsored by 1×1. As always, EcoCult only partners with companies we believe are making the world a better place. Support EcoCult’s editorial by supporting them! Seasons are out. Collections are in. 1×1 is on the vanguard of the great disruption of the way our clothing is produced and sold. By slowing...
    Sustainable and Ethical Resort Wear That's Also Appropriate for Work, Dinner, the Plane...

    Sustainable and Ethical Resort Wear That’s Also Appropriate for Work, Dinner, the Plane…

    When I first saw Laura Choi, it was the final day of Burning Man, 2015. Illich and I were wandering out of the deep desert after a long art journey, and a vision of several fashionable women resolved out of the dust, walking towards us. One of these women flagged us down. Turns out Illich...
    Ethical and Sustainable Wedding and Engagement Rings for the Conscious Couple

    Ethical and Sustainable Wedding and Engagement Rings for the Conscious Couple

    It's a symbol of your love, something that you will wear and look at for the rest of your life. Your wedding and engagement rings, then, have to embody your values, not just aesthetically, but the kind of spouse and person you want to be. So make it sustainable and ethical and compassionate.
    Blaynk Linens Are the Most Organic Sheets I've Ever Seen

    Blaynk Linens Are the Most Organic Sheets I’ve Ever Seen

    And you can pre-order their sheets at wholesale prices.
    I'm Obsessed With This New Ethical Festival Fashion Headpiece Brand, Object & Dawn

    I’m Obsessed With This New Ethical Festival Fashion Headpiece Brand, Object & Dawn

    I was searching through Etsy for face chains and headdresses for Burning Man. I had something vague in my head – something ethereal yet durable, with natural materials and neutral colors, quality made, no feathers – but I couldn’t find anything that didn’t look cheesy or trashy or over-the-top. I gave up my search. Then,...
    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...