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What a $15 Pair of Boots Taught Me About Ethical Fashion

Three years ago, I had just discovered that I likely had Raynaud’s Syndrome, a chronic issue that affects circulation in the hands and feet, particularly in cold weather. My boots were all too small to comfortably fit thick wool socks, so I embarked on that now familiar, ultimately futile quest to find the perfect pair …

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Year In Review: What I Achieved in 2017

2017 has been one heck of a year… The Women’s March, Trump, and neo-Nazis in my tiny town. Health dilemmas and panic attacks.  Getting a tattoo! Traveling to Florida to see my friends and New York to meet Ethical Writers & Creatives members. Joining a women’s ensemble and singing in a beautiful wedding.  Working with lots …

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Shopping, and the Seduction of “Fixing” Ourselves

I’ve been fantasizing a lot lately. I get in my car, drive to my closest Target, enter through those big glass doors, and look out over the expanse of stuff. This is my kingdom! Aisles and aisles of glossy, new things.  I find women’s clothing and caress the fabrics: fuzzy sweaters, stretchy denim. I marvel …

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Wrapped in Nature: Clothing Is An Agricultural Product, by Mary Kingsley

Cotton Plant in Fall This piece was written by Mary Kingsley of forthcoming sustainable brand, Lady Farmer. Images provided by Lady Farmer. I met Mary and her daughter, Emma, at an event they hosted here in Charlottesville and they’re the real deal – they even run a farm in Maryland! Read more about the brand …

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What I’d Say About Ethical Fashion if I Met You on the Street

Recently, I was visiting with a friend who I hadn’t seen in awhile and she said something regarding my blog that has stuck with me: “Maybe it would be a good idea for you to move somewhere where people are less concerned with being intellectual so you can know what it’s like in the real …

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Writing As Moral Work: A Conversation with Author, Corban Addison

Last Monday, I sat down with Corban Addison, bestselling author and fellow Charlottesvillian, for a chat about the research he conducted for his most recent book, A Harvest of Thorns, a fictionalized account of a garment factory fire in Dhaka, Bangladesh and the fallout for a global brand whose clothes were in it at the …

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