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Bless You, Pay Me: A Loving Open Email to Social Entrepreneurs

Bless You, Pay Me: A Loving Open Email to Social Entrepreneurs

We’ve been engaging in a lively discussion over at the Ethical Writers Coalition about the issue of “ethical” brands asking for free coverage from “likeminded” bloggers. And we’re over it. Here’s why:  Dear social entrepreneur (or the PR person representing them), Thank you for clarifying that despite the fact you love my ethical blog, you do...
  • Why I Will Continue to Shop at H&M (Occasionally)

    Why I Will Continue to Shop at H&M (Occasionally)

    Last month the sustainable fashion world exploded with indignation over comments from H&M’s CEO Karl-Johann Persson. In a sponsored interview for the Guardian, he said, “But if we were to decrease 10% to 20% of everything we don’t need, the result on the social and economic side would be catastrophic, including a lot of lost jobs...
    What Is Sustainable Fashion? Here's My Take

    What Is Sustainable Fashion? Here’s My Take

    Meet Nichole, our newest EcoCult contributor. As the former owner of a sustainable fashion boutique, she has a passion for (sustainable) style, which she will be sharing with you about once a week. But first, a little bit about her philosophy:  Sustainable style means very different things to different people. Some people make it a...
    Do You Pity Shop?

    Do You Pity Shop?

    It’s a thin, blurry line between shopping consciously, and pity shopping. I bet if you’re reading this blog, you’ve pity shopped before. That Fair Trade bracelet that you never wear. The ill-fitting charity t-shirt. The expensive vegan handbag that fell apart after four months. Actually, I think everyone has pity shopped, starting with the first...
    New Year's Resolution: This Month I Won't Compromise on My Values

    New Year’s Resolution: This Month I Won’t Compromise on My Values

    Lately I’ve been thinking (and writing) a lot about values. I’m convinced that the key to living life successfully–well, one of the keys–is to be clear about your values, beliefs, and morals, and then follow through. When we think of being true to your values, we think of it in grand decisions: the soldier in wartime...
    You Need to Know This About Your Favorite Fashion Blogger

    You Need to Know This About Your Favorite Fashion Blogger

    Have you noticed something about your favorite fashion bloggers? Have you remarked upon the not-so-subtle shifts in editorial content over the past year or two? It used to be you would show up to her blog and find a creative, chaotic, but charming smorgasbord of fashion content: “I love this purse!” “Here’s me wearing XYZ...
    The Top 9 Most Popular Posts in EcoCult's First Year

    The Top 9 Most Popular Posts in EcoCult’s First Year

    Guys this has been an amazing journey. Full of ups and downs. I’ve laughed I’ve cried, I’ve– Oh, whatever. I’ve been bloggin’. For one year, every day I’ve hit the snooze, gotten up, dragged myself to the kitchen for tea, and sat down to my laptop. I’ve apologized to my roommates for being in a...
    The Truth About Basic Bitches: They Could Ruin Your Life

    The Truth About Basic Bitches: They Could Ruin Your Life

    I’m going to write this post right this second and publish it, because at the rate “Basic Bitch” is blowing up the internet, it will be “basic” itself on Tuesday afternoon. But I have to write it, because I’ve been tagged and emailed approximately a dozen times with “Basic Bitch” items. Everyone knows I’m a...