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Fig Nine Wrap Dress Styling Session + Interview

Fig nine is a Montana-based, woman-owned business founded by Jacqui Broberg with a focus on sustainable, biodegradable, and size-inclusive clothing. Recently relaunched, their first product, The Wrap Dress, is now available on Kickstarter. Fig nine Wrap Dress Styling Session This post on fig nine Wrap Dress styling was sponsored by fig nine and I received …

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Earth Day Reflection & Resources

…outdoors we are confronted everywhere with wonders; we see that the miraculous is not extraordinary, but the common mode of existence. It is our daily bread. Whoever really has considered the lilies of the field or the birds of the air, and pondered the improbability of their existence in this warm world within the cold …

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Fashion Revolution Week 2021: State of the Industry

Fashion Revolution Week was founded in response to the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed at least 1,133 people in 2013. This year, it runs from April 19-25. Learn more here. Fashion Revolution Week 2021 The last year has shown us that desperate times often lead to desperate measures, even in the world of …

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The Ethics of Coffee: A Complicated Story

THE ETHICS OF COFFEE This post on the ethics of coffee was written by Aileen Bowe, a writer and correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors that provides legal aid to forcibly displaced persons. The Journey of Coffee As modern consumers, we know how difficult it has become to buy or …

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Successful Blog Monetization Strategies

Successful Blog Monetization Strategies My longtime blogger buddy, Liv at Simply Liv recently wrote a blog post in which she shared her thoughts on blog monetization, sponsored posts, and affiliate strategies. While I agree with much of what she suggests – especially the idea that influencers should be monetarily compensated for their work – our …

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Everlane Deleted My Account

This post has been updated. See below for details about the “resolution.” Everlane Deleted My Account As I’ve mentioned before, while I am no longer partnering with Everlane due to concerns over union-busting and a racist employee environment, I have continued to purchase basics from them with store credit acquired from referral links placed on …

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Free & Simple Zero Waste Switches

Free, Simple Zero Waste Switches There is a rapidly growing market for products labeled “zero waste.” While there are a lot of relatively low-cost items that make it easier to live a sustainable lifestyle, we must consider that production of new goods (when preexisting ones will suffice) is inherently opposed to the idea of sustainability. …

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Is Tradlands Ethical and Sustainable?

Is Tradlands ethical and sustainable? Several months ago, a reader reached out to ask what makes Tradlands ethical and sustainable. A favorite among Instagram influencers and ethical bloggers, Tradlands is known for tailored separates, luxurious cotton sweaters, and minimalist dresses and jumpsuits. I have featured them frequently in my Ethical Alternatives series because I find …

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Blog Year in Review 2020

Blog Year in Review 2020 In January, StyleWise/Leah Wise will be 8 years old! Throughout those 8 years, I’ve: joined several (now defunct) blogger networks interviewed at least a dozen brand owners worked with at least 50 brands built up my affiliate marketing strategy thought about quitting my day-job (glad it didn’t work out) fired …

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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 …

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