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The National Picnic Home Base Dress That Fits Me Like a (Baseball) Glove

Betsy at National Picnic provided the Home Base Dress for review and sponsored this post. Can you believe this is my third National Picnic review? (See one and two.) It’s become pretty clear to me that if you were to boil down the essence of my style, you’d just need a little National Picnic, a …

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National Picnic’s American-Made Dress Makes Total Transparency Possible

Betsy, designer, head seamstress, and owner of American-made clothing brand, National Picnic, is one of those people who, through her honesty, thoughtfulness, and gumption about the work that she pursues, makes you aspire to the same traits in your own life and work.  I own the popular sundress from National Picnic’s summer collection and can …

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The Moral Wardrobe: An Ethical Dress by National Picnic

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: you can tell if I feel confident in an outfit by the way the pictures turn out. This outfit – particularly the National Picnic Tank Dress, given to me for review – is a real winner, and it helps that the flowering trees are showing off …

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National Picnic Founder Interview

National Picnic Founder Interview Betsy makes versatile, handmade garments with organic and heritage fabrics under the label, National Picnic. Her aesthetic is just what I prefer: classic, wearable pieces with a twist, and her focus on sustainability, domestic production, and timeless silhouettes means I can feel good about wearing a National Picnic piece. I hope …

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Ethical and Sustainable Alternatives to ModCloth

Is ModCloth ethical? In the years since this post was originally published, ModCloth has changed owners several times. In 2017, they were sold to WalMart. Then, to a company called Go Global Retail. As of 2021, they are owned by a tech company called Nogin. When they were a WalMart subsidiary, it seemed that there …

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Sustainable Black Friday Sales (+ Cyber Monday)

See the 2021 guide here: Sustainable Black Friday Sales 2020 Scroll down for the most updated list of ethical and sustainable seasonal sales, including fair trade, organic, low waste, and eco-friendly brands offering sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. What does it mean for a sale season to be sustainable? While it’s certainly true …

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