What I Learned About Second-hand Clothing in Costa Rica

I recently went on a trip to Costa Rica with two of my friends in the Ethical Influencer Network. Sumak Travel organized it and planned an eco-centric agenda for us.  This is the second in a series of three posts where I share what I… Continue Reading

Finally, An Unboring Utilitarian Collection: Interview with Two Fold Clothing


I’m constantly on the hunt for distinct ethical lines, especially in the capsule wardrobe marketplace, where it seems like a new collection launches every day on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Enter Two Fold clothing: an indie, woman-owned newcomer that’s defying the notion that utilitarian is boring. I caught… Continue Reading

A Few Cool Brands: November

You caught me. I skipped my cool brands post in October. That’s because I was searching for really standout pieces, some of which I’ve included in my holiday gift edit.  I promise your wait was worthwhile. This month, I found an architectural necklace… Continue Reading

Ethical Holiday Gift Guide: For Fun or Funding

Yesterday morning. Read email subject line: Need holiday gift ideas for you… Oh shit. It’s here. Reaction: frantically write gift lists for everyone I know, sleuth email for deals, rope boyfriend into taking photo to be superimposed onto head of Walgreens-generated dancing elf for e-card,… Continue Reading

Get Your Ethical Priorities Straight: 5 Things to Consider


  I often get asked, “How do I begin shopping ethically?” which I always counter with another question, “Well, what matters most to you?” Ethical shopping is complex. The more you learn about where clothes come from and how they are made, the more… Continue Reading

One Chic Wrap, Worn Three Ways: Abrazo Style [+ Enter to Win It!]

I collaborated with two other ethical fashion writers on a style challenge to take one versatile wrap – a blank canvas if you will – and make it distinctly ours. It saw it as a rare chance to dress up and an opportunity… Continue Reading