Is Hemp a Sustainable Textile? Half the Footprint, Twice the Durability

Today I'm sharing a sponsored guest post written in collaboration with 8000Kicks, an upcoming Portuguese shoe brand that manufactures waterproof, hemp shoes. Edits and citations provided by me. Why Hemp is a Sustainable Textile What is Hemp? Hemp comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant and dates back to 8000 BCE, first cultivated in Taiwan for…

Thoughtful Style | Puffed Sleeves & Sela Designs Review

This post is part of an annual partnership with Sela Designs and I received items to review. Who Wore It Better? I grew up watching the Megan Follows version of Anne of Green Gables at least once a week for what seemed like years on end. There is much to love about this adaptation -…

Caring for Dry Skin in Fall & Winter: 3 Gentle Products

This post contains affiliate links Caring for Fall & Winter Skin As the pandemic has worn on and I've spent virtually every social occasion outside (all except for some virtual meet-ups), I finally decided to reembark on the search for a mineral sunscreen for my face and a restoring moisturizer that can tackle my increasingly…

Ethical Alternatives to Old Navy: 12 Better Brands

Is Old Navy Ethical? What is it about the family friendly, fast fashion brand that encourages so much brand loyalty? As a kid and young adult, I was obsessed with Old Navy. It all started when I was in middle school and my best friend started wearing their clothes. I was still too small to…

Fair Trade Fashion at Walmart? Free Assembly Review + Discussion

Fair Trade Fashion at Walmart? When Whitney Bauck at Fashionista published an article on Walmart's new fair trade and sustainable-ish line, Free Assembly, I'm pretty sure I made a shocked-emoji face 😲 From Fashionista: Though Walmart positioned Free Assembly as its fashion-forward "timeless essentials" offering in press releases, this focus on sustainable materials — though…

Sustainable Self Care | How I Settle into an Evening of Relaxation

Self Care Tuesday While undergoing my chaplaincy internship, I found that I was often exhausted by Tuesday afternoon. While strange - after all, I was only two days into my week - if I learned anything while working at the hospital, it was that I needed to take care of myself if I was to…