#ConsciousLiving: Snapshots and Thoughts from our Kentucky-Ohio Roadtrip

Last week, Daniel and I drove 7 hours to Nazareth, Kentucky to attend the annual Kentucky Council of Churches conference at the Sisters of Charity Convent and Retreat Center. You may be thinking: "Why would two Virginians go to a conference tailored to Kentuckians?" Well, I've sort of been keeping a secret for the last…

The Discerning Consumer: 5 Ethical Credentials To Prioritize

This is sort of a follow up to my What Is Ethical? post, so I'd recommend brushing up on terms if you're not too familiar with the jargon of the conscious consumer movement. I would make a small change to the original list when it comes to defining sustainable. I previously grouped Eco, Organic, and Sustainable…

I need your help! Please take my Reader Survey

Hey, y'all! As I continue to write, create content, and share brands and stories, I would love to have more input from you! My goal for StyleWise is to transparently and honestly share my ethical consumerism journey with you while making sure this space feels inclusive, appropriately challenging, and ultimately encouraging. Your responses will ensure…

spotlight: Global Goods Partners Wishlist

Many thanks to Global Goods for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.  Global Goods is a well established fair trade accessories brand (and a member of the Fair Trade Federation!) with a mission to alleviate poverty and promote justice in the global south. As its name implies, Global Goods' partnerships are widespread, extending…