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Sustainable and Ethical Brands Directory

My sustainable and ethical brands directory is a frequently updated resource. It is intended to help you find more ethical, sustainable, and thoughtful brands quickly. If you have brand suggestions or questions, please feel free to comment and let me know! My criteria for brand inclusion is listed below. Thanks for supporting StyleWise! What is …

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Alternatives to Babaa Sweaters (That are Still Sustainable)

Alternatives to Babaa Sweaters I have not personally tried a Babaa sweater, so I can’t verify if the quality warrants the amount of influencer buzz surrounding this sweater brand. I do know that the vast majority of good reviews seem to be from people who have received one of Babaa’s nearly $300 sweaters for free …

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Why Fair Trade Makes a Difference, Despite Its Problems

Over the last couple of years, it seems that search terms for “ethical” and “fair trade” have all but been replaced by the word, “sustainable.” Don’t get me wrong. Sustainability is super important and, for many, the term itself implies safety and good wages for workers in the supply chain. But I also think that …

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Quince: Affordable Cashmere & a Game-Changing Business Model

Quince: Affordable Cashmere & a Fascinating Business Model For the past several months, I’ve heard quiet buzz about Quince (pronounced kwins). In most advertising, I see it offered as an alternative to Everlane. So, I just assumed they were a middlingly transparent, direct-to-consumer model like most brands advertised to millennials these days. Quince offers a …

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Where to Buy Fair Trade Ornaments + My Favorites

This post contains affiliate links Where to Buy Fair Trade Ornaments & Christmas Decor For many of us, the pandemic necessitates major adjustments to our Holiday plans. While Daniel and I will be able to see some family after extensive planning and quarantining (and plans for outdoor meeting), others will not be able to see …

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Guide to Surviving Winter: A Former Floridian’s Recommendations

Guide to Surviving Winter While I’ve lived outside the Sunshine State for eight years now, it took me several winters to get the hang of enduring cold, darkness, and snow. While I’m sure there are plenty of guides out there pertaining to winter gear and skincare, I would argue that a Mainer, Minnesotan, or Canadian …

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The Links That Changed Me | December 2020

Ethical Consumption News & More For some reason, these link lists are the first thing to be put on the back-burner, even though I know people really enjoy them. I’m almost done with my third and final term paper, and then I’ll have almost two months off (a consequence of shortened semesters due to Covid)! …

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Best Purchases of 2020: A Better-Not-Perfect Mindset

A Year of Dramatic Change 2020 was the first year since 2014 that I eased up a little on my ethical and sustainable shopping habits. The reasons were multi-fold, and I spent a lot of time mulling it over and writing about it before committing to a different kind of slow fashion ethic. You can …

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Sustainable Black Friday Sales 2020 (+ Cyber Monday)

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 that major sales seasons that …

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