I’m Donating a Portion of Blog Proceeds to 2 Important Charities

The time has come to put my money where my mouth is.  I'm going to donate 6-10% of StyleWise's annual proceeds to two charities that are near and dear to my heart. I would love to give more, but as this blog becomes a more essential source of income in the next few months (my…

On Trafficking, and Why I’m Participating in Dressember

One of this year's Dressember Dresses produced in collaboration with Elegantees. If your Instagram feed is filled with social enterprises and fair trade bloggers like mine is, you've likely heard about Dressember. Founded in 2013 by Blythe Hill (I followed her personal style blog when I was in college), the Dressember Foundation is a fundraising…

Giving Tuesday: The Ethical Writers Co. Shares Charitable Giving Picks

When I was in early high school, I went away for a couple weeks with a Christian youth band and came back with a sponsor child through Compassion International. For $30 a month, I could pay for the basic needs of a little girl in the Dominican Republic. I practiced the Spanish I was learning…

the moral wardrobe: Hands Producing Hope Tee

Ethical Details: Tee - c/o Hands Producing Hope; Necklace - c/o Hands Producing Hope (previous collab); Boots - Oliberte Hands Producing Hope is the brand behind one of my most worn necklaces, the Shalom Necklace, which I featured here a few months ago. They're expanding their resource and employment program to Nkombo Island in Rwanda…

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Why Pity is a Bad Marketing Angle, by Tavie Meier

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This essay was originally published on EcoCult, a blog devoted to all things sustainable in NYC and beyond. Why Pity is a Bad Marketing Angle “For just 10 cents a day, you can help a child in need,” said Sally Struthers with an emaciated, brown child sitting on her hip.…