Bespoke Ethical Jewelry with Alkimee

So many of the items that we buy have ethical alternatives: the shoes we wear, the toiletries we use and the bottles we carry. I bought sustainable dental floss in Brooklyn… on the other end of the spectrum, jewelry is the most discretionary item that we can buy. Let’s face it, it’s pure luxury. Yet, […]

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Cut out Single-Use Plastic with Lilybee Wrap’s

I’m trying to reduce the amount of plastic in our home. Today, I want to talk about plastic wrap, also known as cling film and saran wrap. Over the last six months, nearly 80 million Americans have used at least one roll of plastic wrap. Like plastic bags, thin, flimsy saran wrap can’t be recycled […]

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Ten Thousand Villages

Fair Trade Month Did you know that October is Fair Trade Month?  Today, I’m sharing my go-to store for fair trade goodies called  Ten Thousand Villages, which is one of the founding members of the World Fair Trade Organization. Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit retailer with an online store and 55 brick and mortar […]

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The Tote Project #HoldOnToHope

A less talked about thread in ethical fashion is mitigation and prevention of human trafficking. It’s bizarre that we, in 2019, live in a world where there are more than twenty million slaves. It’s an uncomfortable, nagging truth that is rarely brought up, even in ethical fashion circles. The Tote Project is an organization whose […]

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Aid Through Trade

My background is in fashion production and I’ve seen how critical supply chain management is to the success of companies, large and small. There are hundreds of well-intentioned sustainable fashion companies – not many though, have cracked the code of establishing an economically sustainable model. One company that’s done it right, and is still growing […]

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Face à La Mer – Sea the change that you wish to sea in the world

As a girl, I aspired to be Ariel in the Little Mermaid. I haven’t pulled it off yet but I’ve kept hundreds of pet fish, relocated to the seaside and learned to scuba dive.  Diving feels otherworldly, breathing underwater and interacting with schools of porcupine puffers, sea turtles at cleaning stations and grumpy eels. World […]

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