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Thoughtful Style | Inspiration and Ethical Fashion

When Ethical Businesses Close One of my longest-standing partners, MATTER Prints, emailed a few weeks ago to announce that they’re closing this chapter of their business. Covid-19 has ravaged small businesses, sustainable and ethical businesses perhaps even more-so than larger companies with the capital – not to mention the lack of moral qualms about cutting …

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Is Your Artisan Made Item *Really* Ethical? 5 Things to Look For

This piece was written by me with compensation and support from MATTER Prints What Does Artisan Made Mean? Artisan made was the buzzword that triggered my exploration of ethical consumerism. In 2011, while undertaking a routine shelf-tidying during my shift at Hobby Lobby, a privately held “Christian” craft and home decor chain, I came across …

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The Moral Wardrobe: #MoreWithLess

MATTER Prints is doing a three-day challenge ahead of Fashion Revolution Week this year.  Starting today, they’re asking people to incorporate the same garment into three outfits and tag it with #morewithless and @matterprints on social media. The premise, if it’s not already obvious, is to show how consuming less and wearing what you already …

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Reclaiming #Charlottesville with MATTER Prints

This post was generously sponsored by MATTER Prints.  Note: I wrote the bulk of this post before the terrorizing events of August 11-12 took place. Perhaps it’s a blessing in disguise that the folks at MATTER and I discussed this post months ago. I couldn’t have foreseen how important it is to reclaim Charlottesville spaces …

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Interview: A Look Inside the Origin and Process of MATTER Prints

I recently had the opportunity to interview Renyung Ho, co-founder of social enterprise, Matter, about the brand and its mission. I hope you enjoy reading about the process and inspiration behind some pretty groovy pants. In one sentence or less, how would you describe MATTER?  A socially motivated business focusing on affordable luxury, thoughtful design …

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