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Hello & Welcome to StyleWise Blog!

Ethical Fashion + Living...

StyleWise's mission is threefold:

  1. To offer resources on all things ethical, sustainable, eco-conscious, and fair trade. 
  2. To explore a broader call to grace and justice in our everyday lives.
  3. To foster a community of people who understand the importance of accountable collaboration for improving the world. 

I believe very strongly in the words of Martin Luther King Jr.:

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

If we are to be ethical consumers, we must first understand what it means to be an ethical person. We must expand our desire for fairness to the minute details of our everyday lives. Conscious consumerism is simply one facet of living a meaningful, intentional life. If we work hard, it will change us. If we're changed, we can change the world.

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About Me

My name is Leah Wise (thus the name, StyleWise). I live with my Ph.D. student husband, Daniel, and our pet rats in Charlottesville, Virginia. I'm a singer, writer, blogger, Episocopalian, and thrift shop manager.

Fun Facts: 

  • Daniel and I got married at the tender age of 21 after meeting in Florida State University's Religion Department, hitting it off immediately, and dating for a couple years. 
  • I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida, but my family is originally from Indiana.
  • My favorite color is sapphire blue, and it's also my birthstone.
  • I have a younger sister who does really cool miniature photography.
  • I grew up in an Evangelical Christian tradition, had an emotional falling-out due to pervasive sexism in the church I attended in college, and got confirmed in the Episcopal Church in 2016. Hooray for progressive Christianity!
  • I love pickles.

Read my Articles on Ethical Living & Christianity


Guest Blog Posts:

Speaking Engagements:
  • Loving Your Neighbor: Christian Conscious Consumerism in a Globalized World, Kentucky Council of Churches Conference 2016

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  1. Love your blog and your story on elephant journal! This is something I do want to start thinking more about bc I've never really learned much about sustainable and ethical clothes but I definitely want to be a part of the solution bc it's so horrible how ppl are being treated in other countries when it comes to making our clothes or other things! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'll have to keep checking back over here! It's so cool you found me through Pinterest! Man social media really connects people! To think we once took a class in college together and then went through such a similar faith journey! Love it!

  2. I love your blog too!!! I'm so glad you got back to your Christian roots!!! Me too. I love reading about sustainability and upcycling. It's so bad what fast fashion is doing to the environment and humanity.