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Conscious Beyond Clothing: Switch Your Search Engine to Plant Trees this Holiday Season

I was compensated for my time and research writing and marketing this post by Ecosia. I have a confession to make: I’m an extreme Googler. I google everything, which is why I can tell you about sperm whales’ amazing interactions with humans, the ages and filmography of every Stranger Things actor, the history of the …

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5 Very Simple Ways You Can Jumpstart Your Sustainable Lifestyle

Ethical blogs and marketing can make it seem like the first step to buying better is, well, buying. But I say that’s thinking in the wrong direction. I was commissioned by the college ministry at my church to talk about “ethical fashion” this month and I might have confused them a little in last week’s …

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Season to Season in Verry Kerry’s Kimono Dress

This post is in partnership with Verry Kerry, who sent me items for review. Ever since I got a kimono jacket earlier this year, I’ve been on the hunt for similar, drapey pieces to wear layered over simple tees. My love for patterned jackets took me by surprise: everything had gotten so streamlined in my …

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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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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 …

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Minimalism Doesn’t Mean Buying More Stuff

Minimalism is in. Capsule wardrobes; intentional living; clean lines; sustainable, closet-sized homes. But I hope you realize that the list I just spouted off represents two very different approaches to minimalism and that doing one doesn’t necessarily indicate anything about the other. Officially, the term minimalism applies to an aesthetic that favors spareness and simplicity. But more …

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