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Gift Ideas Your Minimalist Friends Would Appreciate

gift ideas for minimalists

As Christmas time is approaching, many are already puzzled about what gift to give to each particular person. Most of us don’t have unlimited budgets, so the gift choices people make might be for the sake of a gift, not what a person really needs. How many times have I involuntary overheard conversations among people discussing what to give, and every time people say they have to buy “something” because they “need to”! Relief that pressure But why must the...

A Cleaner (Unexpected) Way to Wash Your Favorite Denim

blue jeans drying on washing line

Written by Emily Heaslip The process of finding the perfect pair of jeans is like finding the perfect summer bikini, painful but oh so rewarding. After an exhaustive search, you finally find the perfect pair of jeans that compliment your curves and give you that extra boost of confidence in your step. You’ve invested in a pair that should last you years – that is if you could avoid the dreaded washing machine. Gambling the life of my favorite go-to...

Your Holiday Shopping Survival Guide

avoid black friday shopping

As we are approaching Thanksgiving weekend along with Black Friday sales, I decided to post a week before the shopping frenzy begins. One of our contributors wrote an excellent Holiday Shopping Survivor Guide. I enjoyed the read and could sign under each word! Hope you enjoy it, too! Written by Emily Heaslip I can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again. Every single year, no matter how old I get, the holiday season is so magical. The season change...

Where to shop for sustainable clothes

sustainable online shopping guide to the ethical fashion

What’s a next garment are you looking for? When I was on the hunt for a pair of sustainable pumps that are not only eco-friendly but also feminine and beautiful, I spent several hours to just researching what brands carry something close to what I was looking for. Then, when I realized my wardrobe was missing shorts, I had to start all over again. It is not like shopping common brands when you go to the mall and know that...

Why We Should Aim to Buy Clothes Made of Organic Materials

organic cotton yarn

Written By Katherine Dixon What is ethical fashion? Fully organic garments have been gaining more traction in the fashion industry lately, which is a good thing. Celebrities and fashion brands participating in the green carpet challenge have brought a lot of attention to the issue. For instance, Emma Watson has reached over 2.9 million people with information on organic, sustainable clothing on Instagram, where she has an entire page dedicated to her conscious clothing practices. In an interview with Coveteur, she...

Go Green (But Don’t Go Crazy)

green fashion

Reducing your fashion footprint isn’t as hard is it seems. You don’t need Gwyneth Paltrow’s absurd budget, nor should you feel compelled to retire your favorite dress in favor of a potato sack (*sigh of relief*). Going green means being educated about sustainable fashion and making small shifts that reflect our personal values. You don’t have to check off every box on the sustainable shopper check list; start by checking the boxes that matter most to you! Start with these...

Why Should You Consign Your Clothes

Why to consign and buy second hand clothes

I usually don’t post on Mondays, but today is a really great reason. October 2nd (or the first Monday of October) has gotten a new proclamation – it’s National Consignment Day! The United States throws away about 15 million tons of textiles per year. That is 80 pounds of used clothing per American. This approach has environmental and economic consequences. Waste clothes take up land space, take hundreds and hundreds of years (for synthetic fabric) to biodegrade, chemicals used in...

How to Buy Only Clothes You Will Love to Wear

Happy Women holding shopping bags

Before I went through my closet and got rid of the majority of my clothes, mornings were exasperating. I had the same struggle countless women in many countries have. What should I wear? It was a near constant battle for me. Blouses, sweaters, and trousers spilled out of my closet. Regardless of this, I had nothing to wear. This is an all-too-common problem. Do women end up choosing items from amidst their own wardrobe? Do they borrow a top from...

5 Steps to Socially Responsible and Ethical Shopping

steps to responsible shopping

I had been guilty of shopping a lot in the past, doing a lot of emotional shopping and just shopping for fun. Eventually I ended up with a closet full of things I never wear or don’t love to wear; things that don’t represent my personal style. Oh, that top that looked so cool in the store? But now I don’t really like it… why bother, I paid just $15 for it. Throw it out, because it is out of...

Sustainable shopping: Classy, Comfy, Vegan Heels

veerah vegan shoes

Before I jump to the main story I just want to say that I have a got a very sweet surprise today. So, hang in there and I will tell you at the end of this post, because logically and chronologically the best place to share it is at the end. I have recently been on the hunt for some beautiful and feminine heels that are comfortable and made responsibly. Sustainable fashion is on the rise nowadays, however, the brand...