Is Hemp a Sustainable Textile? Half the Footprint, Twice the Durability

Today I'm sharing a sponsored guest post written in collaboration with 8000Kicks, an upcoming Portuguese shoe brand that manufactures waterproof, hemp shoes. Edits and citations provided by me. Why Hemp is a Sustainable Textile What is Hemp? Hemp comes from the Cannabis Sativa plant and dates back to 8000 BCE, first cultivated in Taiwan for…

Fair Trade Fashion at Walmart? Free Assembly Review + Discussion

Fair Trade Fashion at Walmart? When Whitney Bauck at Fashionista published an article on Walmart's new fair trade and sustainable-ish line, Free Assembly, I'm pretty sure I made a shocked-emoji face 😲 From Fashionista: Though Walmart positioned Free Assembly as its fashion-forward "timeless essentials" offering in press releases, this focus on sustainable materials — though…

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An Ethical Alternative to Amazon Prime Day | Better Days

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com I'm a big fan of DoneGood and wanted to share information about their second annual Better Days. I don't normally post press releases, but Cullen and team deserve some non-sponsored advertising. The following copy is from DoneGood. An Ethical Alternative to Amazon Prime Day Dozens of ethical brands across…

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Blog Updates | Expanded Menu + Shopping Resources

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Blog Updates Haven't done one of these in quite awhile, but I realized that building greater functionality into my site scarcely matters if you don't know about it. So, today I want to let you know about several updates I've made to stylewise-blog.com, as well as where I'm headed with…

What Ethical Brands Can Learn from Fast Fashion

Photo by Artem Beliaikin on Pexels.com What I Learned When I Went Back to Fast Fashion Discovering Ethical Fashion I've beat my story into the ground by now, but just in case you're entering it via this post, let me recap: I stopped buying the worst offenders of fast fashion (think Forever 21) in 2013…