Not just for Valentine’s Day <3

I’ve been seeing so many posts for Valentine’s Day-specific lingerie, and that in itself is the epitome of careless consumption. Intimates should be practical, long lasting and bought when needed. But Valentine’s Day season is a great time to take a look in your dresser drawers and ask, “Do I need a new bra and/or…

Cork=My New Sustainable Obsession

To me, fashion + durability is a very sustainable combo. I’ve been looking more and more into various fabrics/materials that will last their 20+ years and also biodegrade when their time comes. I’ve been seeing a few cork fashion products and was excited to learn the sustainable aspects of the material. It’s durable, compostable, textured…

2 Years of Sustainable Fashion

It has officially been 2 years since I’ve bought clothes from a non-ethical company. And wow it’s been such a ride. I feel like shopping is like having an addiction. When I originally stopped shopping in a traditional way, I was kind of bummed. I went into a mall close to my home with my…

Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

Photography by Rowan Eo (Ear)Ringing in the Holiday Season! A few months ago I saw that geometric shaped earrings were IN! Since starting my ethical journey, I was always suspicious of things that I immediately loved. I didn’t just want to feed into a ~trend~. But this isn’t that kind of story! Hathorway isn’t a…

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I recently went to a sustainability event in New York where I met several companies that were putting their best foot forward in being more sustainable in their industry. I was there helping out at my internship, Minan Wong, and saw other amazing companies like Who Gives A Crap, Stojo, The Regeneration Magazine, along with a few others (and…

Sapana Dreams of Fair Fashion

Who are they? From the get-go Fair Trade practices has been a top priority for what I consider sustainable. I think the human element of any industry is indicative of society. So when I see companies like Sapana Dreams truly valuing their artist’s talents and cultural routes, it reminds me how a company that values…

A Lap Around the Sun with my Backpack

Today I started my first year of my masters program! “But wait Kristen, isn’t this your 5th year of college?” “Ya don’t remind me” So I’m doing a dual bachelors and masters program all in one! I’m taking my first round of graduate classes and last few undergrad classes. And you best believe I’ll be using my Terra…

Health Recap and Goalz

These last few months have been trying to say the least. Right after I came back from a study abroad in Shanghai, I was hit was a test result reading mono positive. Which was a downer. Before going into each semester I make a list of goals I want to complete by the end of…

Tooting my Hathorway horn!

Who are they? Hathorway claims to be “just another ethical brand,” but I beg to differ. Hathorway encompasses so many aspects of sustainability: Fair-Trade, eco-friendly, organic, beautiful, functional, durable, and also philanthropic! Their dedication to being a sustainable brand without forgetting minimalist beauty separates them from the rest. Why are they special? Food industry byproduct:…

Two Styles of the Same Coin

Who are they? Dunitz and Company is a Fair-Trade jewelry company that was founded on the idea of empowerment through artistry. Dunitz employs 100+ Guatemalan men and women artisans who work to create beautifully-crafted pieces in Guatemala that are later sold in the US. This work gives them an opportunity to have a stable and…

Glow and See is Lighting Up Your Wardrobe

Who is Glow and See? Glow and See is an up and coming sustainable activewear company. Founder Comet Chukura realized there was a lack of functional ethical activewear. Glow and See has created ethically made light reflective hats, scarfs, and of course, fingerless gloves. The light reflective fiberglass-fused yarn catches car headlights and street lights…

Four Rabbit, The Zero Waste Pioneer

Zero Waste fashion has given us a glimpse into the future of fashion. Within the last few years a handful of Zero Waste companies have made waves in bringing to light the burden fashion has put on our environment. The fashion industry is, in short, pretty dirty; starting with chemically treated cotton, to chemical dyes,…