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Is Recycled Plastic Clothing Sustainable?

This post was originally published in August 2019 and was republished with updates in May 2021. This post contains affiliate links. Is Recycled Plastic Clothing Sustainable? The “sustainable” fashion world is having a moment with recycled textiles, namely those made of plastic. Bonus points if it’s “ocean plastic.” Especially this year, I’m seeing dozens of …

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Ethical Alternatives to H&M: 13 Better Brands

Is H&M Ethical? This post contains affiliate links H&M was one of the first mainstream fashion brands to release a “more sustainable” collection, which they term the H&M Conscious Collection. Initially creating quite a bit of buzz in the sustainable and ethical fashion realm when it launched in 2010, the line seemed to signify one …

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Sustainable Patterned Clothing for Spring

This post was sponsored by Passion Lilie and contains affiliate links. Sustainable Patterned Clothing Try as I might, I can never begin a spring patterns post without first quoting Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada: The quote is funny precisely because it gets at a universal truth: designers and consumers alike cannot resist festive …

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I Quit Thrift Shopping & My Closet is Better for It

I Quit Thrift Shopping Admittedly, this title is a bit click-baity. In 2020, I did quit thrift shopping, but not because I wanted to. It’s because Covid-19 made it considerably less safe to mosey about a secondhand store for hours. I did venture into my local Savers once this fall, but not being able to …

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Is Tradlands Ethical and Sustainable?

Is Tradlands ethical and sustainable? Several months ago, a reader reached out to ask what makes Tradlands ethical and sustainable. A favorite among Instagram influencers and ethical bloggers, Tradlands is known for tailored separates, luxurious cotton sweaters, and minimalist dresses and jumpsuits. I have featured them frequently in my Ethical Alternatives series because I find …

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Ethical and Sustainable Shoe Brands Worth the Investment

Ethical and Sustainable Shoe Brands Worth the Investment While I always try to prioritize ethical and sustainable business practices, this has proved especially useful when it comes to shoes. Before I started considering the ethics of what I consume, I was someone who would buy a half a dozen cheap shoes every season. They were …

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Unlocked Hoops: Ethical Jewelry & Joy

Unlocked Hoops: Ethical Jewelry & Joy The shrinking of my world due to the pandemic has left a vacuum of opportunities to experience the highs of joy. I’ve cried more – and more regularly – than ever before. But without outdoor excursions, social events, and random run-ins in the hallways, scrounging up elation is more …

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Daria Day Gemstone Jewelry: This Too Will Pass Pendant

This post was sponsored by Daria Day. Read on for a discount code. This Too Will Pass I associate the phrase, “This too shall pass,” with Lord of the Rings, but many assume it originated in the Bible. In reality, it’s a Persian adage that made its way into the English-speaking zeitgeist in the mid-1800s. …

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What is Colonialism? A Thanksgiving Reflection + Reclaim Black Friday

Content warning for descriptions of violence against Indigenous people. Just a note: I will be eating turkey and green bean casserole next week, like so many Americans across the country. My words are not intended to place a barrier between myself and others. We have choices to make under a continuing colonial system, and one …

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