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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Seven Small Sustainable Swaps

Reusable shopping bags and straws are pretty ubiquitous now (Yay!).  Have you wondered what environmentally friendly change to make next?  Below are seven sustainable swaps I’ve made over the last year. Did you know that a standard plastic toothbrush can take up to 400 years to break down?  Every year, about 450 million toothbrushes are […]

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Microplastics – One Easy Way To Protect Our Oceans And Marine Life From Plastic Pollution

Is Clothing Made From Recycled Material Bad For The Environment? I love wearing clothing made from recycled plastic and supporting brands that repurpose old fishing nets and plastic bottles.  We can now buy anything from leggings, shoes, and jackets made from recycled plastic. Unfortunately, there’s a negative aspect to clothing made from synthetic material.  When […]

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