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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Water On My Mind – Brand Spotlight – FluidStance

The Physical Geography course I just completed taught me more about our world and the acute water pollution challenges that confront us. There is an island of rubbish twice the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean and 99% of seabirds have plastic in their stomachs. The news isn’t all bad – plastic straw bans […]

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Nine Ethical Christmas Gifts for Her

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I’ve curated a list of sustainable gifts for “her” along with a few discount codes. The ideas listed below are pieces that I personally love or ones that I’ve had my eye on for a while. Items range in price from around $10 to $250. Large Silver Hoop Earrings – Stockholm Rose Designs – $54 […]

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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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