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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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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Veerah Shoe Christening at UCLA’s Botanical Garden

While living in London, I probably only visited Regent’s and Hyde Parks a handful of times.  There was always next weekend or next Summer. Since relocating to the US, I’ve become geekily interested in the local flora and fauna and finding little pockets of paradise in the city. The other week I ventured out to the UCLA […]

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Ethos Collection – Making Shopping for Ethical Fashion Easy

I take a Lyft pool to school and often end up discussing my concentration in sustainability and interest in ethical fashion. People often ask me where they can buy ethical clothing. One source of information is a company I’m collaborating with called Ethos Collection, which curates women’s clothing, handbags, accessories, jewellery, and gift boxes.  The […]

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Slow fashion versus Fast fashion

It’s hard to keep up with the various types of fashion production within the garment industry.  It’s even harder to discern the ethical implications of the clothing you buy given the lack of transparency about manufacturing processes.  To ethical fashion advocates like me, it’s important to get it right.  More often than not, the ethical […]

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Shift to the Thrift

In this post, I will be discussing my love affair with second-hand clothing and listing my four favorite thrift stores in LA (aka charity shops to English folk). Thrift stores usually carry negative connotations.  They’re often viewed as dingy, dirty places stocked with other people’s rejects.  Why would you want to pay for other people’s refuse?  Many […]

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