But, why should I care about a sustainable holiday? For a season sort of known for its excess, you might be wondering why you should even care about having a more sustainable holiday. Of course, I believe it matters for the environment - less excess, less waste, more planet to enjoy. However, it's more than … Continue reading Have a Sustainable Holiday
Finding the perfect holiday gifts can be stressful for many reasons, especially when looking for one with lots of meaning to the recipient. The research and budgeting aspects can be just as daunting as thinking of an idea itself. Since I've already done plenty of research, I wanted to share what I've discovered to make … Continue reading Holiday Gifts that Matter
I am not going to mince words here. I am not a naturally organized person a mess. Therefore, closet organization is not a natural zone of genius for me. A lot of people who know me probably won’t believe this, but it’s just true. I live inside my own head (writers and creatives, you feel … Continue reading Closet Organization: Transform your sustainable closet
If you’re like the average person, you’ve probably not given much thought to ethical fashion or your closet before now. The contents, the organization, the intentionality, or the source of your clothes all were sort of floating around in your mind without grounding or purpose. Now that you’re here, I assume you want to be … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Sign Up for the Conscious Closet MiniCourse
Affordable ethical fashion is not an oxymoron. One of the more common complaints I receive about ethical or socially conscious fashion is how expensive it is. “I can get a t-shirt for $5 at <insert store here> why would I pay $70?!?!” or “Does affordable ethical fashion even exist?” I get it. For people on … Continue reading 3 Ways Conscious Fashion Saves Money
Curating a socially conscious wardrobe with simple sustainable clothing can seem time-consuming at first. You have to research brands and their ethics, organize your closet, and wrestle with the guilt you might feel for taking so long to figure this out. Whatever the reason for why you haven’t started, I am here to tell you … Continue reading 3 Ways Conscious Fashion Saves Time
At the risk of sounding too cliche, I hosted a closet clean out challenge the first week of January. It really crosses off all the boxes: new year, new you, #konmari, and yet another social media-driven personal challenge. It’s okay, I can admit when I’m predictable. But really though! Doing this with other people was … Continue reading Finding Joy in Your Closet
How is it possible to have a closet stuffed full of clothes, and nothing to wear? And yet, we feel a sense of dread when asked to consider limiting our intake and being more intentional about what we buy. My friends, I have to be honest here and tell you, taking the easy way out … Continue reading Less is More
Overall, the United States exports about a billion pounds of second-hand textiles, making it our eighth largest export. And shockingly, this constitutes only a small portion of America’s yearly donations. So, if you imagine someone happily using the bags and bags of crap you discard at your local donation center on a regular basis, you’re … Continue reading Does anyone need your junk?
Time to get real with each other – who here throws away their clothes? Raise your hand. I know you’re not raising your hand because you’re reading this on the train or on the couch with your sig other or you’re otherwise embarrassed. At least admit it in your own mind: you’ve dumped perfectly good … Continue reading You can recycle clothes?!