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Sale Alert: Maven Women Professional, Ethical Dresses

Maven Women Professional, Ethical Dresses Maven Women, founded by my friend Rebecca Ballard, is an ethical and sustainable clothing line intended to fill a gap in the ethical marketplace. Focusing on women’s and femme professional wear, Maven Women offers a range of tops, skirts, and dresses made with GOTS certified materials. Ballard started Maven Women …

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Easy, Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts

Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts Daniel and I are idealists, but over eleven years of marriage, we’ve learned that we’re not really romantics. We spend a lot of quality time together, so trying to make Valentine’s Day into something exceptional has never worked for us. In the past, we’ve tried to go out to dinner, but …

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Sustainable End of Year Sales 2021: ABLE, Backbeat Co., Etc.

Sustainable End of Year Sales Happy second day of Christmas! Traditionally, Christmas was celebrated until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th. So if you feel a bit frazzled from Holiday cooking and gatherings, kick up your feet and celebrate for a few more days. I hesitated to put together a sale post this …

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PACT Boxing Day Sale: The Best Fair Trade Sheets, Towels, and Sweatpants

PACT Boxing Day Sale One of my longtime favorite fair trade, organic brands is having a winter clearance event. PACT offers clothing for all, plus the most luxurious towels and bed linens. PACT’s items are fair trade certified, GOTS-certified for textile safety, and made with organic cotton. They’ve been in the business for a long …

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Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide: 50+ Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly, & Ethical Presents

Sustainable & Ethical Holiday Gift Guide Welcome to my Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide! This year, I am excited to feature a number of longtime favorite brands, as well as newly launched or discovered companies that make beautiful products with people and planet in mind. My Criteria Each item in this guide is vetted based on …

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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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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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