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A Few Cool Brands: March 2016

Part of my job as an ethical fashion writer is to keep tabs on cool brands. Some of them reach out to me, some I discover through collaborations with ethical bloggers, and others I find through my own research. I’m going to share a few labels and designers with you each month in this new series. If …

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Guides, Lifestyle

It’s Not Too Late For An Ethical Holiday!

If you’re reading this post, you’ve procrastinated as much as me this season [insert mild panic attack as I look at my pile of unwrapped gifts]. You’re up against the holiday crunch, but don’t give up on ethical alternatives yet. There are still a few things you can do to prep and keep your ethical …

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Guides

Prepping and Packing: The India Edition

I’ve been planning a trip to India with my two oldest friends all year and it’s here! We arrive to celebrate Diwali, a Hindu festival of the lights, and then we are trekking all over the northern region and ending the trip at a three-day wedding. It feels surreal. And it also feels like a …

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Guides

#EthicalHacks with Orange Harp

Now that I’m writing solely about ethical fashion, people have been asking me for tips to help them transition into conscious, happy lives that reinforce positive social change. The fundamental rule of ethical living is learning to be happy with less. However, we’ve all got to buy stuff to sustain our productivity, well-being and fuel our creativity. I …

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Guides, Opinions

The Leather Label: What’s Ethical and What’s BS?

Choosing leather ethically can be tricky. I’ve deciphered some of the popular options and brands to help you cut through the marketing and get to the truth. I learned these lessons first-hand when my mom asked for my birthday wish-list, and kindly obliged to my request for an ethical, faux leather handbag. After some research, …

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Fashion, Guides, Lifestyle

One Step To A More Ethical Wardrobe: Take The Second Hand Challenge

This September the Ethical Writers & Creatives are challenging you to buy secondhand instead of new. All month, we will be discussing the value of thrift, how-tos, where to donate your own goods, and more! The goals include: Promote second hand first. Simplify wardrobes and find the proper outlet for discards. Value the work of …

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Guides

Hunting for Ethical Fashion: The Best Apps to Discover Brands

Ethical designers catch a lot of flak for not being fashion-forward enough. When I bring up ethical fashion to a friend or outsider I usually get a skeptical eyebrow raise. Before I make a style recommendation, I’m forced to brandish it with an ethical disclaimer. “Oh, you’re on the hunt for a new brand of …