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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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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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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10 Styling Ideas for Your Tuniq Hat

This outfit series is all about the Tuniqhat! Each look features a hat from Tuniq that has been made ethically by the amazing artisans at Tuniq. The hat is a traditional Chechia hat that is often seen on Tunisian men (that doesn’t mean women can’t wear it though.) Each hat is made with a six-step…

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Getting to Know Iman Masmoudi of Tuniq

When Iman Masmoudi of Tuniq reached out to me several months ago to let me know about her brand, I was at the beginning of what we’ll call a “slump” and wasn’t really looking to collaborate or learn about new brands. But browsing through Iman’s website there were two things that caught my eye. 1st…

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Sustainable on a Budget: Sustainable Bikinis Under $100

Swimsuit season is around the corner and I for one can’t wait to jump into some non-freezing water. Below are 9 sustainable swimsuit brands with their most budget-friendly options linked. As these are bikinis, most of the time the top and the bottom are sold separately. To keep this selection budget friendly, I tried to…

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Feeling Floral: 10 Sustainable Dresses for $100 or Less

Are you feeling floral yet. Below are 10 sustainably made dresses with fun and flirty florals perfect for spring. Let me know your favorite in the comments below! Ash & Rose Collection This dress is from the Ash & Rose Collection. The dress is a pattern of flowers and feathers and is made by hand…

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10 Budget-Friendly Ethical Coats for Winter

Shopping from sustainable brands can quickly cause your wallet lots of pain. Everyone needs a good winter coat that will last and keep you warm on even the coldest days. These coats are sustainable, often made with cool innovative recycled materials and the best part is they all come in at or under $150. Let…

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10 Holiday Ready Dresses For $50 or Less

Let me first admit, half of these dresses on the list might not meet the standard qualifications for “holiday.” Shopping sustainably on a super budget means lots of sales. So many of these are summer dresses that fit into a loose holiday motif, reds, greens, shine. Some are dresses that are classics that can be…

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