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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 respectedย and lastly, it is sustainable trade,…

Eco-Fashion Marketplace Spotlight: Green Orchyd

The Discovery Skirtย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ ):…

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

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!

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…

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…

What Every Good Fashionista Needs to Know

Want your fashion to be ethical and responsible without compromising your personal style? We feel you. That’s what we’re all about too ๐Ÿ™‚ . Responsibility lies in the hands of the consumers, so let’s get on that. Although purchasing clothing is inherently not a sustainable act, trying to reduce the frequency at which we buy…