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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...
  • 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: 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...
    The Dominican Republic's North Coast Is an Eco-Friendly Dream

    The Dominican Republic’s North Coast Is an Eco-Friendly Dream

    Perhaps it was as I sipped on a mojito using a miracle berry and mint sourced from a hydroponic garden about 100 feet away after trying out some aerial circus tricks. Or maybe it was listening to the mournful calls of a lovesick humpback whale piped up to me from under the boat. In any...
    Sustainable Nashville: Where to Eat, Where to Shop, Where to Stay

    Sustainable Nashville: Where to Eat, Where to Shop, Where to Stay

    Nashville has plenty to offer the conscious consumer: locavore restaurants, great shopping, and good cocktails, all with a down-home vibe. I'm pretty sure Brooklyn hipsters stole their style from Nashville – mason jars, beards, flannel – yup, there's a lot to love.
    Eco-Friendly Luggage for More Ethical Traveling

    Eco-Friendly Luggage for More Ethical Traveling

    Most luggage is made from oil derived fabrics which won't biodegrade and produced in unsafe working conditions by workers who are unfairly paid. Here are some luggage options that are better for people and the earth.
    Local Food, Rare Wildlife, and Pristine Nature: What to do on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

    Local Food, Rare Wildlife, and Pristine Nature: What to do on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

    Costa Rica has established itself as a destination for eco-conscious tourists seeking out a sustainable vacation. With its abundant wildlife, famous eco-resorts, and variety of habitats that you can experience through immersive activities that are either athletic or relaxing, it’s no wonder that five of my most conscious friends have visited the country in the past...
    No Compromise Month, Days 15 Through 19: Trippin'

    No Compromise Month, Days 15 Through 19: Trippin’

    This weekend I took No Compromise Month to Phoenix, Arizona. The impetus for the trip was my grandmother. I love her dearly, and I decided it was time she met my boyfriend. It was a short trip, timed to the long weekend. We stayed with my aunt and uncle, who are two of my favorite people...