The True Cost

Theย True Cost documentary, directed by Andrew Morgan,ย 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! Advertisements

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

ย  Calling all women out there! Can you hear me? ๐Ÿ™‚ In all my diggingย 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

Threads4Thoughtย 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.ย 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 thatย 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…

Designer Showcase: Manos Zapotecas

Drumroll! And the winner for best tote for travelling, heading to the gym or even for work is the Manos Zapotosย Crystal duffel bag. Did we mention it’s perfect for a weekend getaway (hint, hint, nudge, nudge)? We love its burnt orange shades and aztec vibes, but what we love even more is that these bags…

Company Showcase: Boden UK

What a pleasant surprise to stumble upon Boden UK’s website. Founded in 1991, Boden initially started out as a strictly menswear company. A year later, they started making women’s clothing, and we couldn’t be more thankful! Boden is part of the Ethical Traditing Initiative, which showcases their dedication to ethical trade and a strong sense…

Brand Spotlight: Beaumont Organic

Beaumont Organic specializes in luxury casual pieces typically made from 100% organic cotton (with GOTS certification). These are often oversized and are in our humble opinion, are among the best quality garments. They also get brownie points for the and wonderful soft feel of their items. Here’s a look at our top picks! ๐Ÿ™‚ Boyfriend-style…

Designer Spotlight: Style Saint

Style Saint defines itself as being effortless fashion for earth-loving babes. Their mission? To be a next generation designer label, a company driven by their belief in making products that matter and pieces that last. By focusing on quality over quantity โ€“ and designing timeless collections that are meant to be worn year-round. They stand…

Designer Spotlight: ASOS Africa

ASOS Africa is the bomb diggity! They are all about fluid satins with hand-painted florals, traditional kanga and kitenge tile prints. A polite and nostalgic nod to the 60s. ASOS Africa partners with SOKO Kenya, an eco manufacturer in rural Kenya, where the mission is to create local employment opportunities and develop manufacturing skills. Here…