Earth Day (observed annually on April 22nd) is a day to appreciate everything the Earth does for us and to focus on how we can protect it for the future. What better way to celebrate then to show the planet some gratitude this month with a cold beer from a sustainable brewery.
With the arrival of springtime comes Mother's Day just around the corner. It is the perfect time to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives who love and care for us with no reservation. Each gift below is thoughtfully designed and crafted with care, giving back to not only your mum - but also to communities both local and global.
While there are so many fabulous conscious consumer brands and creators online, there is something special about meeting artists face-to-face at a local makers market. Check out these upcoming makers markets opening across the USA this spring, and show them some love if you live near one of these cities.
The Giving Keys is a unique, Pay It Forward social enterprise that creates inspiring key necklaces and employs those transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles. We interviewed Courtney Roberts, the Creative + Marketing Director at The Giving Keys about the origins & impact of this social enterprise, their plans for International Pay It Forward Day, and what words have been inspiring her lately.
On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza tragedy killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh and wounded over 2,200 more. The incident left consumers all over the world questioning who makes the clothes we wear everyday and in what kind of conditions? As conscious consumers, it's more important than ever to vocalize our objections to make a positive difference for the people making our clothes and goods.
While practicing law, Justin Wolff spent much of his day isolated in a fancy office, going through mountains of paperwork. In 2012, he met Ido Leffler, the CEO and co-founder of Yoobi. Today Justin oversees Yoobi's buy one, give one program, developing strategic partnerships in order to ensure that donated school supplies make their way to the kids that need them most, right here in the US.
Ethical and sustainable options are available to us, now more than ever. To help energize your own ethical practices or to help explain to a friend how to get started, here are three ways to bring about a change in mindset when it comes to ethical consumption.
For all the apartment dwellers, tiny house owners, and small space enthusiasts, try these simple tips and tricks for growing organic food and plants at home.
Solar energy systems are a clean way to provide comprehensive and renewable energy, and they also increase the value of houses and buildings. Here are some of the most innovative companies brightening up the solar industry so that you can start creating your own off-the-grid home.
Four years following the Rana Plaza tragedy, dozens of slow fashion brands have emerged dedicated to ethical and sustainable practices. These 35 companies have made it a central part of their mission to approach fashion in an ethical and transparent way that considers both people and the planet.
Jeff and Alexandra D’Andrea couldn’t find a truly green mattress at a price point they could afford, so they set out to make luxury mattresses as eco-friendly and non-toxic as possible. Avocado Mattresses are handmade to order in sunny California by people who are paid a just and living wage using eco-friendly, sustainable and organic materials.
"Going green" has become a mantra that us reevaluating our daily habits. But what about our pets? Bring your cats, dogs and other small animals on board with your eco-friendly lifestyle while following these tips for a more sustainable pet.
The Rana Plaza Factory Collapse in Bangladesh was a wake-up call for many members of the conscious fashion movement. This is a story about garment workers (the majority of whom are women), and why shopping consciously for clothing is a large part of authentic feminism.
Today’s wellness norms come with the understanding that the average person will have daily chronic symptoms. But just because these symptoms are typical, does not make them normal. Here are some challenges & resources to help you on the path to better health and wellness.
With sunny days ahead of us, it’s finally time to bring out our favorite eco-friendly sunglasses! These eyewear brands are both stylish and socially conscious using sustainable materials like bamboo, bork and wood. Each is dedicated to sustainability, customer service, and giving back.
Christian and Carmin Black, a brother and sister team, managed to remain best friends while building a successful social enterprise. We sat down with Christian to hear his story about making the move from being a creative college student working on his own t-shirt business to the co-founder of HALF UNITED - a fashion company that feeds children in need.
Whether you’re visiting to catch some waves, explore the historic Old District, or find the very best shrimp and grits in town, you’ll find yourself enchanted by Charleston’s southern charm and hospitality. Charleston makes sustainable travel easy in her own historical preservation and environmentally conscious efforts. Experience all the richness of the city while returning the favor. Let’s give Charleston at least another 400 years.
The ethical fashionista is way ahead of the game with organic fabrics as a mainstay of their sustainable and eco-friendly wardrobe. Here are our top tips on how to detoxify your closet and how and where to incorporate a little more organic into your fashion choices.
Are you wondering what to do with clothes that no longer fit or have already seen their share of wear and tear? There are plenty of ways to be mindful and sustainable when ridding ourselves of what we no longer need - here are 10 ways we can give our clothes a second life and make an impact.
Numerous fashion designers are pioneering clothing lines that contribute to economic empowerment, eco-friendly methods, and sustainability-centric business models. We’ve compiled a guide with some of our most dearly-loved brands and their lovely dresses just in time for spring!