Rethinking How You Wash with Wool&

The Environmental Impact of Washing Your Clothes Have you thought the energy that goes into washing one load of clothing? An average household uses 13,500 gallons of water per year. If you look further you’ll see that there is a difference in the environmental impact of washing based on if you are washing synthetic fibers…

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Cotton, Chemicals, and the Better Way with Organic Basics

When thinking about clothes, a major concern should be the chemicals that are coming into contact with our bodies largest organ. That’s right your skin is the largest organ you have. So if your worried about your skin and chemicals, you should also be worried about your “private areas.” Specifically women, (questions I’ve started asking)…

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Vepsi Sustainable Outfits for October

First, I’m super excited to start as a Vepsi ambassador. I’ve loved getting to know their brands and the ethos behind how they source and partner with the brands on their site. Next, below are six looks that feature the best of Vepsi brands for fall. The looks are great for casual wear and for…

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Eco-Friendly Surfwear with Boochen

Boochen (USE Code VEPSIkaty for 20% Off) The Boochen and sustainability story starts at the ocean. The women who started Boochen love to surf. They wanted to create pieces that would stay on (Anyone who has ever tried to move around in a bikini knows this problem,) look flattering, and help remove plastic from the…

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Doing Italian Craftsmanship Differently with Elementary Lux

A question and comment I get a lot is on affordability. Margins are higher for brands that are ethical and sustainable so they often have a higher price tag. It’s how the business works. There are several ways to get around that dilemma though. There is secondhand shopping and also finding smaller brands that produce…

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Fairtrade Style with Passion Lillie

Passion Lilie  This brand designs in New Orleans and produces in India. These two places definitely serve as constant inspiration that you can see in the clothing.  India is the patterns and New Orleans is in the color. I would describe the clothing as workwear with prints. It’s the basic pieces you would need for…

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Simple Luxuries with Gaàl Collection

Gaál Collection Based in Melbourne, this brand takes basic pieces and turns up the quality to 11. They make basic pieces that are essential to your wardrobe- simple tops, suits, and sweaters with out of this world quality. The feel of the collection is retro with a little bit of tailored romance. The Ethics The…

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5 Apps for Accessible and Stylish Secondhand Shopping

In honor of #secondhand September, I’ve put together this list of apps that make secondhand shopping easy, addictive, and better than the alternative. I’ve tried every single one of these apps, and am giving my honest opinion, plus some discount codes. ThredUp ThredUp is at the top of the list because it really is THE…

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5 Upcycled Denim Luxury Looks for Fall

The first week of September is #zerowasteweek! There are lots of ways to move closer to the zero waste ideal, from using all the materials to using surplus materials. These 5 outfits focus on brands that use upcycled materials as part of their lines. Let me know your favorite in the comments below. Look #1…

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5 Sustainably Layered Outfit Ideas for Fall 2019

This was a really popular fall outfit series last year, so I’m continuing the series this year. The outfits have pieces that can be mixed and matched and loved for a long time. Let me know your favorites in the comments below. Look #1  Monochrome, and you’ll match the weather. Love all these brands, however,…

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