What Ethical Brands Can Learn from Fast Fashion

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com What I Learned When I Went Back to Fast Fashion Discovering Ethical Fashion I've beat my story into the ground by now, but just in case you're entering it via this post, let me recap: I stopped buying the worst offenders of fast fashion (think Forever 21) in 2013…

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A Case for Slow Activism: On The Activist-Teacher & Relationships

Written by Ph.D. student, social worker, and graduate teaching assistant Melanie Monteclaro Pace for StyleWise. This post was originally published in March 2019. A Case of Slow Activism In November 2018, I wrote a passionate social media post in response to a news article on young conservative women at my alma mater. This piece detailed my own…

Ethical Alternatives to Free People: 9 Better Brands

This post was originally published in 2017 and was updated in September 2020. Is Free People ethical? Though ideologically I'm probably more like a hippie than I realize, I've never fully embraced boho style. But I've always admired the cool girls and women who pull it off well. Layers, mixed prints, embroidery, and drapey silhouettes…

Thoughtful Style | Cheetah Print & The Martyrs of Memphis

Details: Everlane Pima Rib Tee; Thrifted Skirt (similar); Target sandals (Birkenstock version) Have you heard of sundowning? Sundowning is the phenomenon of the chronically ill - often those with Alzheimer's or dementia - to become helpless, confused, or depressed near or after sundown. My grandmother had pain-induced sundowning from a UTI several years ago, and…

Nisolo Sale & Other Slow Fashion Labor Day Sales

This post contains affiliate links. Slow Fashion Labor Day Sales This is just to say that Nisolo is offering a good deal on both regular priced and sale items. I have the Amalia All-Weather boot in Dark Olive Suede (a colorway they're discontinuing, even though it's the best one!) and the ubiquitous Mariella Mule in…