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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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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Making Zero-Waste Fashion Choices with tonlé

Zero-Waste Fashion You’ve probably seen zero-waste lifestyle bloggers all throughout Instagram and Pinterest. They and the brands behind them are leading the way for a new type of lifestyle that is changing the way we think about consumption. Zero-waste Fashion has two different strategies. The first is pattern making that using 100% of the fabric…

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Tuniq Oasis: The Most Radical & Sustainable Hats You Can Afford

Tuniq Oasis Tuniq Oasis is a label based out of North Africa. They combine radical (and inspiring) ethics with the traditional craftsmanship of Tunisia. The brand was founded by Iman Masmoudi, Leila Masmoudi, and Mariem Masmoudi. Their design is intentional and sustainable. They source locally, employ truly fairly. They also price fairly. Keeping margins lower…

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Go Recycled with Tense Watch

Tense Watch Founded in 1971, Tense Watches has been doing recycled style since long before it was cool. The watches are all handmade in the Tense Watch studio based in Vancouver, Canada. The wood used is all reclaimed or recycled. The watch machinery is Miyota Watch Movements from Japan. Ethics Recycled, Ethical, and, Handcrafted. Style…

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Sustainable Fashion Favorites: October 2018 Edition

Happy October! Fall weather is definitely here. I’m so excited for this next season full of outfits. This upcoming month I’m planning transition outfits, fall colors, and thinking about maybe delving into Halloween ideas. What do you think? If you have an outfit series suggestion feel free to email me or dm me through Facebook…

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Personal Couture with Reissued Style

Let’s get honest for a second. I have a lot of clothing. I’ve tended to be discerning when I buy, purchasing only what I’ll wear for years to come and love a good Goodwill shopping experience. This used to be because just because of price, and now has an ethical twist to it, but it…

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