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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,...
  • 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.
    1 Kimono, 4 Outfits: Why It Deserves a Place in Your Capsule Wardrobe

    1 Kimono, 4 Outfits: Why It Deserves a Place in Your Capsule Wardrobe

    This post is generously sponsored by Umran Aysan, a sustainable and ethical resortwear label.  I have an obsession with silk kimonos. Since before I can remember, from house to house to house, we’ve always had a set of two Japanese wedding kimonos hanging on our wall. They are exquisite works of art; thickly embroidered, padded, absolutely enormous,...
    Review: Local and Organic Beauty by Captain Blankenship

    Review: Local and Organic Beauty by Captain Blankenship

    If I had to choose one place to get all my food from for the rest of my life, I would choose the Hudson Valley. Located north of New York City, this fertile area provides conscious foodies with a rich diversity of produce, cheese, dairy and alcohol. Not to mention romantic weekend getaways. Oh, and...
    Fair Trade Zapotec Rugs Are the New Moroccan Rugs

    Fair Trade Zapotec Rugs Are the New Moroccan Rugs

    More striking, just as elegant, and handmade using traditional Zapotec skills, the certified Fair Trade rugs and pillows from Manos Zapotecas' new home line, MZ Casa, mean artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico are getting a fair wage for their beautiful work.
    Want Love Need: Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands and Stores I Found This Month

    Want Love Need: Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands and Stores I Found This Month

    Wow, more gorgeous brands and amazing online boutiques pop up every day! Here are some of my favorite new(ish) sources of fresh, modern, eco-friendly clothing. Want: Minan Wong Whenever possible, Minan Wong items are made using eco-friendly elements like organic cotton, Tencel, recycled wool and recycled PET. All pieces are made in the US, with fair...
    Rootfoot Provides a Modern Ritual for the Conscious Festival Crowd

    Rootfoot Provides a Modern Ritual for the Conscious Festival Crowd

    Rootfoot is a small essential oil company that is grounded in eco-conscious practices and reverence for plants. Founded by Laura Huth, 31, it features roller balls with essential oils, each named after a different spirit animal; aura-enhancing anointing oils with names like Goddess, Warrior and Mystic; organic single-note diffusing oils, eye pillows, and handcrafted leather...
    12 Sustainable, Super-Dope, Conscious Sunglasses That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

    12 Sustainable, Super-Dope, Conscious Sunglasses That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

    Don’t even pretend you haven’t experienced sunglasses envy. But how to find the perfect pair of sustainable sunglasses for your particular style? But up until today, sunglasses were a part of my wardrobe that hadn’t caught up to my sustainable ethos. I invested in a few wooden pairs that broke, and/or just weren’t that cute, and...