What I’m Adding to My Ethical Wardrobe This Fall

Photo by Bart Jaillet on Unsplash Before I'm inundated with fall promotional emails, I thought I'd take a moment to honestly reflect on what I "need" for the upcoming season. Uh...nothing. You read that right. I've been doing this ethical fashion thing for almost 5 years and I can finally, confidently say that I have…

EWC Zero Waste Challenge: Introduction + Days 1-2

Graphic by Elizabeth Stilwell After a lively conversation about how difficult it is to go zero waste without losing friends and being mean to service workers (this may be an exaggeration, but it's awfully hard to say no to paper and plastic items when you're not totally in control of your shopping and eating), me…

Making the Case for a Vacation from Conscious Consumerism

Crashing waves near Point Dume As a rule, when I travel, I don't network.  There are hundreds of brilliant, inspiring women (and some men) who write on conscious consumerism around the country who I would love to meet someday, but when I go on vacation, I don't make plans with them. I travel to visit…

the moral wardrobe: an epic ten thousand villages review + giveaway

When Ten Thousand Villages reached out to me to see if I'd be interested in a collaboration, I was delighted. Ten Thousand Villages holds a special place in my heart as one of the first fair trade shops I ever visited, long before I even knew what fair trade was. They're also credited with inventing…

new in: Sseko Designs’ spring collection 2016

I always look forward to seeing how Sseko Designs' creatively reinterprets its original versatile ribbon sandal each season. They did not disappoint. The Spring '16 collection launched today and I'm digging the new stitched leather soles on their ribbon sandals, the accent updates, and the brand new designs in their collection, like these cool, gold…