Responsible Fashion

Sustainable Jewelry: Handcrafted with Love and Good Vibes

Sustainable Jewelry: Handcrafted with Love and Good Vibes

By | March 5, 2013 at 9:47 am | No comments

What draws you to a particular piece of jewelry? The color of the gemstone, the material, the design? What about pieces you have received as gifts? The ones you prize the most are probably those you have a sentimental or spiritual attachment to. They have a story, an emotional...

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Ecoenstyle: Sustainable Fashion That’s Affordable

Ecoenstyle: Sustainable Fashion That’s Affordable

By | August 23, 2012 at 10:26 am | No comments

Inexpensive fashion isn’t hard to find these days. But while the latest shoes, scarves and handbags you find at discount stores may be easy on your wallet, they often take their toll on the environment and are created through unfair labor practices. The challenge is finding...

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Ethical, Compassionate Fashion by Vshoen

Ethical, Compassionate Fashion by Vshoen

By | July 20, 2012 at 12:41 pm | No comments

Most of us aren’t thinking about the planet while we’re shopping for shoes or clothes. We’re occupied with color, price tags, fit, or what we have in our closet that matches the pair of shoes we’ve been eying the whole time we’re supposed to be concentrating on other...

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Old jeans + Old Jeans = New Jeans

By | January 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm | One comment

I thought I would share a little all-consuming activity I did over the holidays. My favourite pair of jeans have always been just slightly too short for comfortable wearing with anything that isn't an ankle height boot. Luckily for me, the fashion at the moment is...

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Not New But Improved: Fixing Old Boots for Winter

By | December 13, 2011 at 6:02 pm | No comments

With winter drawing in and the rain starting to fall I fell upon my yearly dilemma of "what shoes can I wear that will keep my feet dry?" I realize that I don't like spending lots of money on shoes and clothes, and until this year I tended to go for whatever was cheapest...

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In Just One Swish, All Your Dreams Will Come true

By | December 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm | No comments

Photo by Samuriajohnny via flickr Apologies for the fact that this post is about 3 weeks late, but I thought what happened was a nice enough story to tell so long after the event. In the middle of November I organised a Swish (clothing swap) at work for all my lovely, ...

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Monkee Genes: Hip Line of Jeans that Are Sustainable and Socially Responsible

By | October 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm | No comments

I hate jeans shopping. When I find a pair I like I will wear them and wear them until they fall apart. Which my favourite pair just did, and it was entirely my own fault. I had had them for years. Maybe 5 or 6. They fit perfectly, were comfy, the colour was spot on...

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EcoXOXO: Put a Little Love in Eco Gift Giving

By | September 30, 2011 at 7:59 pm | One comment

Hamper made from repurposed plastic wires Where did summer go? It seemed to fly by - and with the holidays right around the corner, gift giving will be at the top of many people's minds.  Luckily, with a little help from New Jersey-based company, EcoXOXO, you can alleviate...

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Company in Portland Makes High-Tech Underwear for the Eco-Conscious Man

By | June 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm | No comments

Photo via Eco-Under In the age of environmentally conscious living, most of us by now have learned the importance of recycling along with reducing and reusing. We learn the easy steps of placing bottles in recycle bins and choosing a bicycle over a car whenever possible. From...

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Bras for a Cause

By | February 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm | No comments

Photo by Melissa Maples via flickr Recently I did a big clean out of my closet and decided to donate my clothes to charity. As I was going through my drawers I came across things like bras, that I simply thought were not an item that could be donated due to its personal...

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