Time for a Change

November 21, 2020

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The bleak outlook of the fashion industry - is Eco-fashion the answer?

June 05, 2019

Wikipedia defines Eco-fashion as “part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility. It can be seen as an alternative trend against fast fashion.” Ethical Fashion Forum defines Eco-fashion as “a broader term used for all clothing, fabrics and accessories that have been manufactured in an environmentally conscious way.”

But first, let’s delve into why the fashion industry, or more specifically, why fast-fashion is so destructive...

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Who Made My Clothes

April 23, 2018

Do you ever wonder who made your clothes? Most of us, at least in the not so distant past, have visions of content people sewing or knitting our clothes, tanning our leather goods or even growing our cotton. Or, maybe we don’t think of it at all. The sad reality....

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Go Green With The Right Apps

January 19, 2018

Although it’s a new year, we all think of the same old resolutions - losing weight, being more active, or improving our health in some small way.  Looking for something new? How about shopping a little more ethically in 2018. With a big impact, it’s easier than you think.  As with any resolution, the hardest part is getting started so we’ve compiled a list of our six favorite apps to get you on a more ethical journey this year.  

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What to do With Unwanted Gifts

December 26, 2017

The holiday season always brings with it an abundance of generosity and gift giving. While we often receive presents that we love, we also occasionally receive presents that aren’t our style or taste. What to we do with these unwanted gifts?  The most eco-friendly decision....

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Giving Tuesday

November 27, 2017

Did you hear about the man who paid over $10,000 towards other people’s layaway items at a Toys R Us in New Jersey last week? There’s something about the holiday season that makes us want to give back. #GivingTuesday is a day devoted to just that. 

Today marks the sixth annual GivingTuesday, a day when individuals and corporations around the world open their hearts and wallets and give back....

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Four Reasons Why Buying Sustainably Made Gifts Will Make You Feel Virtuous This Holiday Season

November 21, 2017

Ah, the holiday season. There is so much to love: decorating the tree, baking cookies, singing Christmas songs, and buying presents…lots and lots of presents. For many people, buying presents can be a bittersweet experience. We all love to make our family and friends happy by finding them the perfect gift, but it can come with feelings of guilt. Most toys and clothes are made in facilities that don’t treat their workers well. Or the....

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It's World Vegan Day and Month

November 01, 2017

It’s World Vegan Day! Today vegans and non-vegans alike celebrate and promote a lifestyle without animal cruelty. What started as a one-day celebration 23 years ago has turned into a month long festivity of no-meat dinner parties, tasting sessions and spread-the-word rallies. In honor of the occasion...

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Cork - The sustainable zero-waste alternative to leather

June 13, 2017


Often called a natural leather, cork is plant tissue sustainably harvested from the cork oak tree. The eco-friendly material is a renewable resource, as cork trees can be harvested every 9 to 12 years for an average of 150 years. The material is natural, recyclable and biodegradable.

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Spring & Summer Fashion Trends

May 17, 2017

This spring, fashion takes a personal turn, as one-of-a-kind styling sets the season’s tone. Whether you gravitate toward lightweight silk or heftier cotton, dressing like yourself is on-trend for spring and summer. Keep your look fresh and exclusively yours by mixing in a few carefully thought-out pieces, which work well with what’s already in your closet.

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5 things you can do today for Earth Day

April 21, 2017

Earth Day is an annual call-to-action holiday that encourages people and organizations nationwide to pause and think how to effect positive environmental change.  On an individual scale, there are easy ways to save energy and reduce landfill waste.  Here are 5 ideas to get you started:

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Greenery: The color and spirit of the year

March 12, 2017

The experts at the Pantone Color Institute have deciphered this year’s global mood to be one of rebirth, re-evaluation and re-emergence, like spring itself. Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s Executive Director, has declared Greenery, specifically Pantone 15-0343, to be the color, and most importantly, the mindset of the year.

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