Designer Spotlight: Vaute Couture NYC

Have you heard of Vaute NYC? It’s pronounced “vote” (as in you vote with your dollars), the name being a result of combining the words vegan (V) & haute couture (aute). They’re all about vegan and eco-friendly clothes made in NYC, baby! We can definitely get down with that 🙂 Their mission? To take animals…

Ethical Wedding Dresses

What makes a wedding dress fair trade? Well, for starters, no child labour or forced labour is involved, dressmakers are paid fair wages, working conditions are safe and empowering, the environment is considered and preserved, long-term relationships are established and capacity building is encouraged, cultural heritage is preserved and respected and lastly, it is sustainable trade,…

Designer Spotlight: In the Soulshine

Eat Veggies Stonewash T-shirt (ethically made in Bali) In the Soulshine is an Australian-based company which makes adult and kids’ clothing and totes with influential messages. While I’m all for wearing messages on t-shirts, it has to be done right! The fonts ( no Times New Roman please) and materials used need to be juuuuuust right,…

Eco-Fashion Marketplace Spotlight: Green Orchyd

The Discovery Skirt by Mata Traders Green Orchyd is a one-stop-shop eco-fashion marketplace which sells brands such as Mata Traders, Amour Vert (made in California), BeGood and Indigenous (made in Peru with low impact dyes), amongst other brands. Below are our top picks from the site (many of these items are on sale, FYI 🙂 ):…

Designer Spotlight: Marais USA

Jane Mule in Blush (vegan) Why do we love Marais USA? Well, for one, the mules put forth by co-founders Catherine Chen and Haley Boyd are simple, classy, high-quality, comfortable and chic, all at once, and help pull together an outfit effortlessly. To our delight, their slip-on mules come in a wide array of colours…

The True Cost

The True Cost documentary, directed by Andrew Morgan, is a story about clothing. The clothes we wear and the workers behind them. For the past few decades, the price of clothing has gone done considerably, while the environmental and human costs affiliated with this industry have risen. Watch the trailer below to pique your curiosity!

Top Picks: Consciously made ASOS dresses

We love this sophisticated and sexy dress by the Love clothing brand. Isn’t this dress something else? We love the V-neckline and woven fabric. Showstopping! This adorable and checkered fit-and-flare dress is by one of our favourite brands – fair trade fashion pioneers People Tree! Straight off the set of That 70’s Show! Only kidding!…

Better Feminine Care

  Calling all women out there! Can you hear me? 🙂 In all my digging on organic cotton and its impacts on health and the environment, I stumbled upon the following information which had never even crossed my mind. And here I was thinking I was some great thinker! Shocker! When it comes to that time…

Designer Spotlight: Threads For Thought

Threads4Thought was born in 2006 from the “crazy idea” that fashion should be more sustainable. In 2007, founders Leigh and Eric began making t-shirts made from eco-friendly fabrics, and this was the beginning of something beautiful. Threads 4 Thought has now evolved into womenswear and menswear, and includes an active lifestyle line. It is responsibly produced…

Company Spotlight: Symbology

Symbology partners up with artisans, employing women from India and the West Bank, each of whom bring beautiful cultural artforms to Symbology’s collections. Symbology’s aim is not only to make beautiful clothing, but also to preserve traditional art forms in each garment like for instance Indian block printing, Palestinian weaving or Native American embroidery. In sum,…

Sleep Organic!

Fashion extends beyond more than just what you wear, it also spills over into your home. The way you dress up your home can have a direct impact on your mood. This leads us to talk about bedding. Considering organic bedsheets can be just as important as organic bedding. The caveat? The downside is that organic…

Conventional Cotton vs. Organic Cotton

Today, we’d like to help you understand the difference between conventional and organic cotton. Conventional Cotton: Grows from seeds typically treated with fungicides and insecticides A large amount of this cotton comes from genetically modified (GMO’s) seeds Use of synthetic fertilizers Requires intensive irrigation (artificial application of water) Due to the mono-crop culture (repeated use…