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Luxury Goods for Less: Italic Drops Subscription Model

Italic’s Innovative Business Model You may have noticed that I’m very interested in business models. The landscape of retail has changed dramatically since the early 2000s, when the internet suddenly disrupted brick-and-mortar establishments. But it seems that most brands simply built digital platforms for their stores without rethinking the supply chain. That’s why I’m intrigued …

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Top 15 Ethical and Sustainable Brands for Fall

Top 15 Ethical and Sustainable Brands for Fall Ah, fall vibes. As cheugy as it may be, fall holds an enchanting combination of possibility and nostalgia. I can’t help but enjoy thinking about crunchy leaves and crisp air, even though it means winter is on the horizon. With that in mind, I wanted to share …

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Sustainable Office Clothes for Women: 17 Thoughtful Brands

Sustainable Office Clothes for Women Ah, office clothes. For some reason, the U.S. has decided that the key to looking “professional” is shrouding ourselves in polyester blends and calling it a day. The kind of work clothes we associate with the corporate world were historically made with natural fibers. Think materials like cotton, silk, and …

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American Giant No-BS Pant Review: Ethical Ponte Pants

American Giant No-BS Pant Review American Giant stands out because of their longstanding commitment to US sourcing and manufacturing. In fact, many of their cotton tees and separates are made with US-grown cotton, which is more rare than you would think. But American Giant is more than t-shirts. They just reintroduced their Made in LA …

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Plus Size Sustainable Brands: 19 Size Inclusive Options

Plus Size Sustainable Brands Over the past several years, body positive and body neutral activists have rightly pointed out that ethical and sustainable fashion cannot be rightly called these things without better accessibility. Plus size sustainable brands are better able to live into the values of ethics in the fashion industry. Because they account for …

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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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Fall 2021 Slow Fashion Inspiration + My Shopping List

Fall 2021 Slow Fashion Inspiration With so much up in the air with Covid-19, thinking about fall fashion feels a bit silly. But I learned last year that it’s worthwhile to put together a slow fashion inspiration post. Because, even if I have nowhere important to be, brands work hard this time of year to …

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Ethical Alternatives to Madewell: 15 Better Brands

Ethical Brands That Are Better Than Madewell While Madewell has made vast improvements to their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) document and their supply chain, the majority of their products do not strictly adhere to ethical or sustainable standards. One exception is their collection of fair trade certified denim. I’ve compiled this list to help you …

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5 Minimalist Wardrobe Realities I Learned This Summer

What I Learned About Capsule Wardrobes This Summer I spent practically the whole summer 500 miles away from my apartment. Determined to pack light (and with limited space in our car), I brought only a small suitcase, tote bag, and backpack for 2.5 months of work and travel. With the need for both work-appropriate clothing …

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