8 days ago
Last year I did a post about designing and shopping for the perfect white t-shirt. I jokingly called it my "White T-Shirt Contest". The goal of the post was not to tell you what to buy but, to educate you on how to shop so you could make more educated purchases yourself. Teach a person to fish, right? This year I am giving an update to the post and teaching what to look for when buying ethical fashion and sustainable tshirts. And, giving you the behind the seams scoop on what your fav brands factories are like.
April 21 2020
Sustainable swimwear that helps the planet doesn't need to be expensive. 2020 picks for the conscious consumer at any budget. The suit featured in this image is under $30 and is made from recycled plastic!
April 17 2020
Fast fashion clothes can last decads. What? How is that even possible? I'll teach you how to shop for the best quality clothing brands that are affordable.
January 2 2020
Complete list of things to do in Ahmedabad Gujarat India. Where to eat, sleep, adventure, and shop. Complete with an interactive map to help you get around.
December 21 2019
Are expensive jeans worth it? The short answer. No. Cheap jeans are often just as good as expensive pairs, this guide will teach you how to buy cheap jeans.
December 9 2019
Complete guide on how to wash your clothing the right way so your clothes last for longer. And, bonus - how to remove any type of stubborn stain.
August 19 2019
Plastic free July - what I learned joining the plastic-free movement - reusable tote bags aren't eco, paper + metal straws could be poisoning us, sometimes making the switch from plastic to "sustainable" means consuming more stuff, and more.
July 11 2019
The complete starter guide for a mens 30 piece spring/summer capsule wardrobe. Bonus, it only needs 10 additional garments to carry over into fall/winter.
June 23 2019
Pigment prints, pigments dyes, and their tell-tale sign of color crocking are a red flag for cheaply made clothes that can even be toxic, learn more.
June 15 2019
A few weeks ago BBC broke the news about what a " biodegradable plastic bag " looked like 3 years after being buried in the ground. Spoiler, it was a little dirty, but could totally still be used. And, this left a lot of us in the sustainability community with a lot of questions about eco packaging and green packaging.
June 7 2019
Why recycled polyester fabric is not the sollution to the fashion industries environmental issues. And, what we should be doing instead.
May 29 2019
aipur sightseeing tour - A curated list of the best sights and food in The Pink City. Plus a bonus 24-hours in Jaipur itinerary.
April 10 2019
India doesn't have to try to be zero waste, here it is a lifestyle that evolved from poverty and necessity, not a privileged choice.
December 10 2018
Feeling a little overwhelmed planning your first trip to India? It's ok. Preparing for a trip to India can be a lot. There is so much to plan for, and communication can be difficult at times. We created this India travel checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything.
November 28 2018
I believe that toxin-free, sustainable, and ethical fashion should be accessible to all. And I think the same should go for the products we put on our skin. Credit where credit is due, GOOP has done an amazing job at bringing conscious consumerism to the mainstream. They may have gotten all of us talking about toxic free lifestyles, but their recommendations for ethical makeup are not realistic for most of our wallets.
November 28 2018
Refinery29's article All The Differences Between $200 Jeans & $20 Ones got a lot wrong. This week I use my 8 years of fashion industry product development experience to break down
what you are really buying when you purchase a $50 pair of denim jeans, a $100 pair, and a $200 pair.
November 1 2018
These vegan Thanksgiving recipes might be vegan, but I definitely wouldn't call them healthy - they are all cheat day indulgent.
October 4 2018
In ayurvedic dying, plants give clothing pops of color and personality with the additional benefit of healing and medicinal properties.
September 10 2018
Every brand from West Elm to Urban Outfitters, to Ralph Lauren is in Jaipur shopping for inspiration. Jaipur is a hub for artisan fashion. Because of this, if you are planning a trip to India and love artisan fashion it’s where you need to be too.
June 24 2018
our textile specialist get's real about what actually works and doesn't to keep your whites sparkling all summer long
May 22 2018
This week I had the honor of getting to learn more about the opening of her zero-waste guest house in Bikaner India, and now I have so much FOMO. Bikaner has long been on my list of places to visit in India, and now I have an excuse to check it out this summer! Did you know there is Rat Palace there?
May 2 2018
Kathy Hattori of Botanical Colors tells us about taking the plunge to start your business, aging as a woman in the fashion industry, and of course natural dyes.
April 17 2018
Chere Di Boscio, Founder, and editor-in-chief of Eluxe Magazine talks about the struggles of running an ethical fashion publication, drops some knowledge about the hidden toxins in our clothes, calls out companies for greenwashing, and gets real about child labour.
April 11 2018
A step by step guide to indigo dye at home.
March 14 2018
If you weren't able to make it to Austin for the Sustainability and Ethics in Fashion Technology panel, we have highlights for you! Melanie DiSalvo Founder of virtue + vice...
March 5 2018
Interested in making your product more sustainable and ethical? Start here with our industry resources list.
January 2 2018
start the new year off right with 5 sustainable fashion resolutions - so easy, anyone can do them
December 26 2017
This panel will discuss the continued harsh realities of overseas manufacturing and spotlight the innovators and entrepreneurs who are dedicating their efforts to reinventing the fashion industry and are revolutionizing sustainability and ethics.
July 11 2017
Trashion is a term used for art, fashion, jewelry, and home goods created from repurposed found elements that would otherwise have ended up in the trash and subsequently landfills. Learn how to make your own.
July 5 2017
To kick off The Story of Stuff's Plastic Free July, I sat down to talk with Bailey Warren, founder of not for profit Zero Waste Chicago about her journey becoming zero waste and her fresh take on ways anyone can join the movement.
April 16 2017
Did you know one of the biggest energy drains of a garment's life cycle is often overlooked and it happens in our own homes? Learn what you can do to save energy.
April 8 2017
quick and easy tips to cut down on your plastic use
April 8 2017
Your laundry is costing you more than it needs to. Check out these tips that will save you cash.