It may seem like a weird thing to talk about whether your clothes align with your values, but it's a valid question. Our values, our morals, and our priorities in life inform all the decisions we make. We might spend time and money on religion. Or buy organic. Our education and career reflect our interests … Continue reading Do your clothes reflect your values?
Once the closet door to ethical fashion is opened, it's really hard to shut it. You start to notice things and ask questions you didn't before, such as: "How is this shirt $4?!" "Why does everyone buy so many things?" "Where do all these clothes go when no one buys them?" "What does the donation … Continue reading How much do your clothes cost?
I know you are having flashbacks of a stuffy college classroom, a professor with a mothball eaten sweater, and the only C you got on your transcripts. Oh wait, that must be me. All joking aside, the term ethical fashion of course is derived from actual ETHICS, in which we discuss our morals, our values, … Continue reading What is ethical fashion?
Somewhere between being pregnant and not, I decided to quit the underwire. Who knew that fighting against the patriarchy could be so comfortable? When I was a kid, I couldn't wait until I was old enough to wear bras. I'm sure I'm not alone in this, right? We couldn't wait to shave our legs, make … Continue reading How to make good choices and ditch the underwire
On September 11 this year, we all looked at our phones (probably before we got out of bed, if we're being honest) and the newsfeed was predictable, right? Everyone sharing where they were; their feelings of despair and shock; some sugary but earnest patriotism. <flag emoji> I do the same thing, every year. It almost seems if … Continue reading United We Should Be (But Aren’t)
I was listening to some girls making plans to hang out that night. They didn't invite me then, but a few glanced over at me as I took a bite of sandwich. We were at the lunch table. I tried to avoid eye contact. It was awkward. Thoughts raced through my mind about how to … Continue reading We are already enough.
Sometimes anxiety looks like groceries laying on the kitchen floor for a day and a half. Maybe because it's too overwhelming to put them away thinking about the money spent on them, or lamenting the time it took to shop, or the plastic, the waste, the convenience, the junk. Sometimes anxiety looks like the shame … Continue reading This is what anxiety looks like:
Not sure about you, but I am a little bit obsessed with holidays. Of course as kids, most of us are. We get presents and candy and attention and special food and there's MAGIC. A lot of people then get disillusioned with the whole thing as they grow up and find out that it's not … Continue reading Ethical Easter Baskets
I just bought this sweater from a popular clothing brand because I had a gift card. I already felt guilty about it because I knew this brand was not ethically minded. Meaning, they are known to use factories with unsafe work environments, utilize slave and child labor, and do not source materials in a sustainable … Continue reading Holes
If you know me (and if you're reading this right now there's a good chance that you do) you know that I like to keep my style simple. In fact, for the LONGEST time I didn't even think I had a style or that the fashion world was something for me. I am a jeans … Continue reading Versatility & Simplicity Rules