Naturally Ready to Dance with Dance Fiber

Dance Fiber (Use code VEPSIkaty for 20% off) French with dance at its heart. This is a sustainable brand that is made to help you dance. The design is an homage to dance. It is comfortable, fluid, and natural. While the clothing is perfect for dance professionals, it’s also great for every day and for…

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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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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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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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Sustainable Shopping Guide: Net-A-Porter M-Z

This is part two of the Net-A-Porter Shopping Guide. It looks at brands M-Z. Check out A-L brands here. Madewell Type: Fairtrade Madewell denim was certified Fair Trade in 2019 and swimwear is made from recycled nylon. They are constantly working towards more sustainable collections. In other words, it’s always good to see a leading…

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