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Host A Handmade, Fair Trade Picnic with GlobeIn's Picnic Box

GlobeIn Picnic Box Review, ethical subscription box This is a part of a paid collaboration with GlobeIn and I received a Picnic Box for review.

Picnics are the best. 

I was looking for a thoughtful or profound way to start this post, but the nice thing about picnics is that they really don't require much in the way of profundity to be a success, so I decided a clear, uncluttered assertion was appropriate. Picnics are about enjoying the simple pleasures of warm breezes, green grass, and friendship. It only makes sense to seek out similarly meaningful picnic tools that contribute to the well being rather than the exploitation of the makers.

I had been wanting to find a suitable picnic blanket to bring to wineries and local summer festivals, and GlobeIn's themed Picnic Box provided that plus a handful of other picnic essentials to help make packing up and seizing the day easy.
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Pickled Okra not included (:

GlobeIn's Picnic Box contains items that were produced ethically and with eco-friendly practices.

The picnic blanket was produced by artisans at Peace Handicrafts in Cambodia, where workers are provided a living wage, safe working environment, and job training. The top layer is cotton plaid and the base layer is made with upcycled, waterproof bags to ensure that you stay dry even if the ground is damp. In rainy Virginia, this is a must.

The simple wood cutting board was produced by an artisan-owned co-op in India; the cup was hand painted by artisan, Dilshad Hussain, at his shop and produced in partnership with fair trade organization, Noah's Ark; and the bottle basket was handwoven from locally sourced palm leaves by indigenous artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. You can learn more about the producers here.

I took my box to a friend's house for a picnic for one (she was leaving just as I got there, unfortunately). It gave me a chance to use each item and test its functionality. The cutting board is perfect for a sampling of cheese or fruit and the bottle basket will hold either a bottle of sparkling water or wine, whichever you prefer (here in Virginia wine country, we'll probably use it for wine most of the time). The metal cup is a good partner to the metal cup I already own and the hand painted finish is impeccable, but it would make more sense if they'd provided two cups (you can buy extra cups individually here).
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If you're already fully prepared for a picnic, GlobeIn sells other monthly Artisan Box subscriptions like this one and individual products from their artisan partners (I purchased wool dryer balls and soap nuts from them in the past).

What I particularly like about GlobeIn is their dedication to attractive, well curated fair trade products that make sense for everyday use. So often, fair trade marketplaces are full of gift-y items that are great around the Holidays but don't otherwise make sense for my lifestyle. GlobeIn sells the kind of stuff that will be used and enjoyed over and over again.

I'm partnering with GlobeIn over the next couple of months to review two other boxes, which will give me a sense of the way their subscription service works. Stay tuned for those, and let me know if you have any questions. In the meantime, you can check out the Picnic Box's 5-star reviews.


Get $10 off your first 3-month GlobeIn Artisan Box Subscription with code, STYLEWISE.

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Ethical Sale Alert: Labor Day 2016 featuring PACT, Synergy + More

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Happy Fox Studio

WHAT THEY SELL: reclaimed, modern jewelry.
THE DEAL: 10% off your purchase on Etsy and Instagram with code, SEPTEMBER.

Hannah Naomi

WHAT THEY SELL: simple, minimalist jewerly
THE DEAL: 20% off your purchase with code, LABORDAYSALE. Through 9/6.

PACT Apparel

WHAT THEY SELL: organic cotton underwear and clothing for men and women.
THE DEAL: 30% off your entire purchase with code, LABORDAY. Good through 9/6.


WHAT THEY SELL: ethical, sustainable clothing and accessories for women and men.
THE DEAL: 20% off already reduced merchandise with code, CHECKEDOUT. Good through 9/5.


WHAT THEY SELL: gently used clothing and shoes for women and children.
THE DEAL: 15% off your purchase with code, HOLIDAY15. Good through 9/5.

Esby Apparel

WHAT THEY SELL: made in USA clothing and accessories for women.
THE DEAL: 20% off sitewide with code, LABORYAY.


WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade certified suede and leather shoes for women and men.
THE DEAL: 15% off sitewide.


WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade, artisan made clothing.
THE DEAL: Extra 40% off clearance with code, 40MORE.

Krochet Kids

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade clothing and knitwear for women and men.
THE DEAL: free US shipping. Good through 9/5.


WHAT THEY SELL: handmade, vegan, ecofriendly shoes.
THE DEAL: $50 off the Sinclair boots for men and women.

Ten Thousand Villages

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade accessories and home goods.
THE DEAL: 25% off 1 regularly priced item with code, VILLAGES25. Good through 9/5.

Synergy Organic Clothing

WHAT THEY SELL: organic cotton dresses, separates, and yoga gear.
THE DEAL: 50% off already reduced items with code, LABORDAY.


WHAT THEY SELL: ethically sourced clothing and accessories.
THE DEAL: 20% off your entire purchase with code, TAKE20. Good through 9/8.


WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade household subscription boxes.
THE DEAL: $12 off 3-month (or longer) subscription to new customers with code, GLOBEIN12. Good through 9/6.

Threads 4 Thought

WHAT THEY SELL: eco-friendly clothing for women and men.
THE DEAL: 40% off sitewide with code, LABOR40. Good through 9/5.


WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade clothing, accessories, and home goods.
THE DEAL: 30% off sitewide with code, FALL30. Good through 9/6.

Ethos Collection

WHAT THEY SELL: classic and modern ethically made clothing and accessories (my friend is related to the owner!)
THE DEAL: 20% off sitewide with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/5.

Alter Eco

WHAT THEY SELL: fair trade food
THE DEAL: 15% off orders $25+ with code, LDAY2016. Good through 9/5.

NUMI Organic Tea

WHAT THEY SELL: delicious fair trade, organic tea.
THE DEAL: 15% off + free shipping on orders over $60 with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/5.

Alternative Apparel

WHAT THEY SELL: cotton and cotton blend basics for women and men.
THE DEAL: 30% off when you spend $100 or more. Good through 9/6.


WHAT THEY SELL: clothes and accessories from independent designers.
THE DEAL: Up to 80% off the whole store.


WHAT THEY SELL: outdoorsy, athletic, and casual clothes for men and women.
THE DEAL: 25% off select fall styles + free shipping. Good through 9/5.

LA Relaxed

WHAT THEY SELL: eco-friendly clothing for women.
THE DEAL: 50% off sitewide, plus free shipping with orders over $75 with code, LAR50.


WHAT THEY SELL: clothing, jewelry, and accessories from artisans and independent designers.
THE DEAL: 20% off clothing and sale with code, LABORDAY16. Good through 9/7.


WHAT THEY SELL: ethically sourced sandals.
THE DEAL: 60% off sitewide.


WHAT THEY SELL: fairly ethical glasses for women (on par with Warby Parker for ethical manufacturing).
THE DEAL: $20 off sitewide.


WHAT THEY SELL: home goods, accessories, and clothing from independent artisans.
THE DEAL: Free shipping sitewide and up to 30% off items in the Novica Bazaar

National Picnic

WHAT THEY SELL: handmade clothing for women.
THE DEAL: 25% off tops with code, 3DAY.


WHAT THEY SELL: bras and panties.
THE DEAL: Up to 60% off.


WHAT THEY SELL: feminine, vintage inspired domestically produced clothing.
THE DEAL: 15% off sitewide with code, ENDLESSSUMMER.

Hazel & Rose

WHAT THEY SELL: contemporary, ethically sourced clothing.
THE DEAL: 20% off new arrivals with code, STATEFAIR. Good through 9/5.



WHAT THEY SELL: ethically made jewelry and bags
THE DEAL: Free shipping with code, LABORDAY (Monday only).


Have you heard of a sale not mentioned here? Let me know in the comments and I'll add it!

ethical sale alert: Everlane's "Pay What You Want" Sale and more (updated)

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Read on for tempting ethical sales. I've got my eye on the Everlane Wool Trench and basically everything at Sseko Designs.

  • Everlane
    • My go-to online shop for everyday basics made transparently and ethically is doing their first ever sale. For the next 5 days, select items are offered at "Pay What You Want" prices up to nearly 50% off. Click here to sign up with my referral link. Click here to shop the sale.
  • Sseko Designs*
    • My favorite place for ethically made shoes is offering up to 70% off select items in their sale section, including steep discounts on several of their loafer styles. Click here to shop.
  • Elegantees
    • Comfortable, every day knits-with-a-twist brand, Elegantees, has an end of the season sale going on. Click here to shop. 
  • Fair Indigo
    • Fair trade ornaments on sale, up to 60% off original price. Use coupon code, ADORN, for the additional 30% off. Click here to shop. 
  • People Tree
    • Unique, fair trade clothes and accessories from the UK. Select items up to 50% off. Click here to shop.
  • Buy the Change
    • Get 40% off everything with code, GOODBYE2015, until 1/1/16. Click here to shop.
  • LUSH
    • All natural skincare. BOGO on select items while supplies last. Click here to shop.
  • ZADY*
    • Up to 60% off coats, hats, sale, and menswear items. Click here to shop. 
  • Krochet Kids*
    • 15% off orders $50 or more with code, 15OFF. Click here to shop.
  • FashionABLE*
    • Free hammered stacking ring with purchases $25+ purchase with code, NEWYEAR. Click here to shop.
  • Fair Indigo
    • 30% off everything through January 3 with code, NEWYEARS. Click here to shop. 


If you know of any sales I haven't mentioned, let me know in the comments and I'll add them!

ethical sale alert: 4th of July weekend

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the moral wardrobe: Elegantees Hayley Top

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I heard about Elegantees on instagram a few months ago and was intrigued by their business model. Founded by fashion designer, Katie Martinez, Elegantees works closely with anti-trafficking agency, The Nepali Rescue Project, to provide consistent, gratifying employment to survivors of sex trafficking in Nepal. 

Elegantees focuses on dressed up basics because they want women to feel stylish, comfortable, and empowered. Designs are created and tweaked both by head designers in the US and, more recently, by Nepali staff, and sewn by a team of less than a dozen women in Nepal. Elegantees hopes to triple their sewing staff by this fall!

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Ethical Details: Top - Elegantees Hayley Top; Skirt - vintage; Sandals - Sseko Designs (select items* 25% off); Earrings - Mata Traders

I bought the Hayley Top in my new favorite muted pink, Rosewood, because of the cool sleeve detail. I've already received a compliment on it by a customer at work who makes her own clothing! Though it has an over-sized fit, it's cut well with slight contouring at the lower hem and a nice breast pocket. If you like t-shirts but aren't ready to go full on #normcore, Elegantees may be just the thing for you. 

Click here and get free shipping on your Elegantees order with code, STYLEWISE.


Shop the Hayley top here. Visit Elegantees on facebook, instagram, and twitter.

I received discounted product in exchange for writing this post.

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interview: Joy Martinello of Gaia Couture

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I'm so excited to introduce you to Joy Martinello, founder of Gaia Couture, a sustainable and ethical boutique for women. Joy has had a really interesting ethical journey and is chock full of information about the industry. 

The intersection of eco-friendly and fair trade isn't discussed enough - often they're two separate conversations - so it's rather timely that we're talking about it today with Earth Day and Fashion Revolution Day just a few days away. I hope you enjoy the interview and learn something new!


First, tell me a bit about yourself.

I was born in outside Chicago, IL, moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida when I was 10 and grew up the rest of the way in the West Palm Beach area.
I have always been in love with clothing and costumes. I was a child actress and studied costume design in college at Tufts University in Boston which opened my mind to exploring both the creativity available to us in the world of fabrics and colors, as well sartorial philosophy and why people wear what they do. It was also in college that I became aware of the many degradations being visited upon our beautiful earth and upon workers via the garment industry. For many years it’s been a dream of mine to do something creative with my clothing skills that would help promote sustainable fashion...
I started Gaia Couture with the hope that we can keep growing and changing our inventory to reflect what women ages 25-60 are looking for in clothes that fit their lifestyle. We had our lovely [brick and mortar] shop for a year and a half and then it became clear that our online store was going to be the more sustainable version of our business so we closed the brick and mortar shop in January. My theory is if we can offer beautiful styles that become customer favorites and people turn more and more often to buying eco fashion, we can start to elevate the demand for organic clothing which will mean more sustainable bamboo forests and organic cotton fields, more factories where workers are treated fairly, and more opportunities to do business with integrity in a way that will create a more just and happy world for all.
As I’m working hard to get Gaia Couture off the ground (with some wonderful help from some amazing women), I also have a full time job in the adventure travel industry. I send people to Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands among other places. For that job I went to Kenya in November and it was unbelievable. We in the US don’t really have a context other than Disney for what it’s like to be the wild habitat of these animals. Standing 10 feet from lions or elephants or looking out across the vast plains at Mt. Kilimanjaro put me in powerful connection with the Earth and its extraordinary beauty—just a few more reasons to fight for cleaner clothing manufacturing.

Was there a particular moment or experience that made you consider how your consumer habits affected people and planet? 

I had been sheltered as a child, raised by parents who didn’t believe in global warming and didn’t see any problems with the use of harsh chemicals in our world. It was when I went to college and lived in a cooperative house in my sophomore year that I was finally confronted the with consequences of our many damaging choices as a culture. I finally realized how polluted our planet had become and how many people were suffering unnecessarily all over the world. From that time on I vowed to do what I could to make positive change. Everyone needs food, shelter and clothing (and art!) and I vowed to contribute to these needs in ways that support healing and well being for the planet and everyone.

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What about sourcing? Do you manufacture your own line or buy from small brands? How do you ensure that products were produced ethically and sustainably? 

Gaia Couture is a retailer that carries other people’s lines. We have made the pledge that our clothes are at least 90% organic, leaving space for things like Lycra or Spandex as people like their clothes to stretch (they wouldn't fit well or wear well if they didn't). We choose designers who are involved in every aspect of their production and who guarantee having followed strict Fair Trade guidelines. These people know where their cotton comes from, where their bamboo comes from and they inspect their production facilities regularly for any abuses. 
We do carry some fabrics that don’t fit into the “certified organic” category yet that are sustainably made using closed loop systems that do not release any toxins into the environment (or negligible amounts). Modal® made from beech trees, Tencel® made from birch trees, and bamboo are such fabrics. Chemicals are required to break down these tough fibers into fabric; however, the manufacturers we work with have data showing that their systems are closed loops and not polluting. 
I’ve recently added prAna’s hemp/organic cotton yoga wear to our site. Hemp is grown in China without pesticides yet it comes from many sources and probably some polluting happens at different farms, as it is unregulated. Beaver Theodosakis and his people at PrAna have assured me that they know where this hemp came from and it has not been grown with any pesticides. 
At some level, it becomes a matter of trust. I personally know all the designers I buy clothes from and I know them to be ethical people who want positive change as much as I do. Yes, we have to make a living so we all have to sell clothes, but at the end of the day it’s right livelihood that matters to these people, that matters to me. I’m committed to living a true life that’s grounded in loving kindness, this means being kind to the Earth, kind to all the people who make the clothes, kind to all people who buy the clothes, and being kind to myself too. Kindness is the only thing that really matters.

Do you find it difficult to source items that are both eco-friendly and labor-friendly? In what ways do you see the eco and fair trade movements working together? How could they communicate more effectively? 

Actually, if a garment is made from organic fabrics, it’s fairly common to find out that this designer also adheres to Fair Trade practices with their manufacturing. Most designers willing to limit their fabric choices and design more expensive clothes using organic fabrics, rather than making a quick buck with fast fashion and synthetics, are also going to go the extra mile and make sure their garments are ethically produced. 
The opposite is more common, where we run across lovely garments that are made using Fair Trade standards yet that are made from synthetics and commercially produced cotton etc. These people have good intentions probably yet are not willing to sacrifice the use of cheaper fabrics to protect the environment. Hopefully they will come around. 
The economics are still not with us unfortunately, which is why if you believe in protecting the environment it’s very important to tell your friends and family about the use of pesticides and about the gigantic piles of synthetic clothing taking centuries to biodegrade in landfills. More people buying organic will bring the prices down. It’s happened with organic food. Now it simply must happen with fabrics.

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What's your favorite item from the current collection? 

Right now my favorite piece is the Convertible Dress. It’s a great example of a super versatile clothing piece that can be worn two different ways (both sides can be worn as the front.) The designer, Blue Canoe, knows people are paying more for an organic dress. Not only does an organic dress have to look sexy and stylish, as it does, it also has to offer better value than a synthetic dress you’d wear a few times and throw away. The Convertible Dress is well made, super soft and flatters many body types.

What are your goals for Gaia Couture in the coming years? 

My dream is to have Gaia Couture become an online department store for gorgeous women’s clothes for every event in a woman’s life. I want Gaia to become a lifestyle brand that offers fashions, accessories, lingerie, jewelry, shoes, active wear, yoga clothes—everything a woman needs to look fabulous and have luscious life, all in one place. I want Gaia to sell enough clothes that we can make a powerful impact in how clothes are manufactured all over the world. I want to support and encourage young designers by showcasing their clothes to a loyal Gaia following. I’m a designer, too, and I’d like to have a Gaia line someday too. 
In short, I want to give traditional retailers a run for their money and gather enough support for organic clothing that finally making clothes any other way, and indeed living life in any other way, is shown for what it really is: irresponsible and completely unnecessary. 
People want to do good. People want to make choices that help others and protect our beautiful Earth. In this complex world they just don’t know how to follow through with those choices. With the emerging success and visibility of Gaia Couture, I’m hoping women everywhere will have an online place where choosing to do good suddenly gets a lot easier (and more fashionable.)

And finally, since Earth Day is this Wednesday, what's your favorite park or natural landmark? 

There’s nothing quite like an old growth forest, and when I think about my love for the Earth, I think about the countless hours I've spent sitting by Salmon River in the Mt. Hood National Forest here in Oregon marveling at the exquisite beauty and lushness. Nature is enormously healing for me. It breaks my heart to think these forests may all disappear. It’s happening in the rainforests in Brazil and Peru, why not here in this rainforest? People felt about those forests the way I feel about this one and now they’re irrevocably gone. It’s unbelievable. 
We’re all connected, and people felt fine about cutting down those forests because people like us in the US felt fine about buying the burgers that come from the cows now grazing that on that denuded land. Where will it end? When will we finally make better choices to protect our glorious planet? 
I think, if people have to shop, which they do as they have to buy clothes, hopefully shopping at Gaia Couture will help.

Thanks for your time, Joy! Stay tuned for a review of some Gaia Couture items.

giveaway: Ecouture Twist Dress in the color of your choice [closed]

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Today's post concludes Ecouture week, but the giveaway has just begun! Thanks to the Ecouture team and especially coordinator, Helene, and founder, Johanne Helger Lund, for your input. To read previous posts in this series, follow the links for the Interview and The Moral Wardrobe.


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I'm very pleased with the flattering cut and quality of construction on the Ecouture Twist Dress I received. As previously noted, it's made out of silky soft organic cotton-jersey with pretty polka dot trim.

Ecouture is offering readers a chance to win their very own Twist Dress in the color of their choice: red, grey, petrol, or black (not shown). To enter, simply complete one or many of the tasks in the giveaway form below. You can tweet about the giveaway through the Rafflecopter form once each day for extra entries.

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The contest runs from March 23 to April 2 at midnight, EST. 
Open to international readers.

interview: shop ethica

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I had the opportunity to interview one of the co-founders of fashion forward ethical fashion site,, this week. Known for discovering and promoting independent designers, Ethica has a unique aesthetic in the world of ethical retailers. Enjoy the interview and keep reading for a special discount!


If you would, please briefly introduce yourself: name, favorite city, and a fun fact about yourself. 

Name: Melissa Cantor
Favorite City: Istanbul
Fun Fact: My husband and I have the same birthday – inevitably a conversation starter when we check in for a flight or have to show ID for some reason. 

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When did you become interested in ethical fashion? Was there a particular event or conversation that made you rethink your purchasing habits? 

I’ve been interested in sustainability for at least the past decade. That translated into progressively becoming a more proactive and responsible consumer, which in turn led me to pursue an interest in ethical and sustainable fashion about six or seven years ago. It was a gradual journey and a confluence of circumstances much more than a single event. 

How did Ethica begin? 

My sister and I followed a number of ethical and sustainable fashion brands that we felt transcended the "granola" look that was still the dominant stereotype a few years ago. There was no one place where we could shop all of these brands that we loved, so we created one. The idea of creating our boutique online was most appealing because it allowed us to use the shopping process to raise awareness about these issues within the fashion industry, and also to serve a national and international customer base. 

What are your ethical and aesthetic criteria for the shop? 

We have underlying criteria for labor conditions and sustainability for everything we sell, and then specific ethical categories under which we group our merchandise (sustainable, trade not aid, handcrafted, made in the usa, and vegan). Aesthetically, we look for pieces that are stylish, wearable, high-quality, comfortable and that won’t date–we look for “special” much more than anything trend-oriented. 


Shop Ethica items above here.

How would you describe the Ethica woman? 

What’s important to communicate is that she's a “real” woman with a conscientious bent–someone who is invested in issues larger than herself and tries to do her part, but who also has a life to live, and all of the demands that come with that. 

We've found that when people first learn about ethical fashion, it’s very appealing, but it can also be overwhelming. What sometimes happens is that they start thinking of it as an all-or-nothing lifestyle–like you’re either an ethical shopper or you’re not. Of course, the reality for all of us is much more nuanced than that, and I think it’s important to take it one step at a time and approach each choice individually. It’s actually one of the things that I admire most about our customers. They have busy lives that don’t revolve around ethical fashion the way mine does, and yet they have still made the time to "buy better" and harness their spending power in a positive way. 

You source from a lot of small scale designers, which is great. How do you discover them? 

Everywhere – referrals from other designers, trade shows, social media. We get approached a lot through our site or by showrooms, and we always have our eyes peeled when we travel. “Discovering” a new label is one of the most fun parts of what we do, and it’s also one of the biggest reasons that people visit Ethica. It can be challenging to work with designers that are only producing their first or second collection, but quite a few of our designers later get picked up by like-minded shops and the eco-fashion press, even the mainstream press when they do eco-fashion stories, and it’s very rewarding to see that happen and know we had a role in it. 

What are your long term goals for the shop? 

I hope we can continue to make people excited about ethical and sustainable fashion, and continue to serve this growing community in various ways. As this movement grows and takes shape, there’s also a need to come together and collectively define terms like ethical and sustainable fashion, as well as pursue some common, tangible goals, and I hope we'll be on the forefront of this. 

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What are your thoughts on the current state of the fashion industry? Where do you see it headed over the next several years? 

From the industry side, there’s no question that the ethical and sustainable fashion space has exploded in the past 12-18 months, and there’s also been a big rise in awareness among consumers, especially here in the U.S. We've also been hearing increasingly from celebrities who want to promote sustainable designers, which I think has great potential to help spread the message. Even industry bodies like the CFDA are stepping up their sustainability initiatives. 

This sea change has been incredible to witness, but it still represents a tiny fraction of the industry as a whole. The big corporate retailers are really the crux of the problem (and thus, the key to the solution), and for now they’re mostly ignoring the issue or trying to greenwash over it. I happen to think that they will eventually have to change course because what the industry is doing now is simply not something that can be sustained on this planet, but the question is whether that change will take hold in 5, 10 or 20 years, and what the costs will be in the meantime. 

What are your favorite ethical brands? 

Laura Siegel, Atelier Delphine, Ace & Jig, Litke, Awaveawake, Bhava, Svilu, Pima Doll – there are so many! I could go on and on.

Thanks for your thoughtfulness, Melissa!
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sweater sale at fair indigo


Fair Indigo is an ethical retailer that offers a wide variety of everyday clothing items and accessories. They're putting on their Sweater Sale this week! Prices have already been reduced, but you can get an additional 30% off with code, SWEATERS. The coupon will remain active until this Sunday, January 18.

It's a snow day for me today, so sweaters are quite an appropriate topic.

the moral wardrobe: seasonless skirt

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Hooray for more outdoor photos. I consider myself an adequate photographer and I know my way around most manual settings on my DSLR, but taking self portraits outside is rather challenging. It can take forever to get the settings right and then the angle of the sun changes and I have to start over. But this skirt was made for light spring breezes, so I wanted to try to catch a little movement.

This is the Seasonless Skirt from that I mentioned a couple weeks ago when I introduced the company. I really wanted it because it reminds me of the skirt I wore in Anderson Area Children's Choir when I was 9. It was so stretchy and wonderful that I wore it into middle school. This one is also lightweight, slinky, and rather full. My only complaint is that it's a bit large around the waist and it's the smallest size they make in this style. I'm going to have to see if I can alter it (maybe I'll add some elastic to the waist seam?). is offering free shipping on all orders until May 1 with code, MOVINGDAY.

Ethical choices are bolded below. Retailers taking steps to become more ethical are bolded in gray.

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  • Shoes - Blowfish

  • Necklace - my mom's

*I purchased my own skirt for review, but did have access to a modest coupon code.

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