Sustainable food for the holiday season (and gifts for sustainable foodies)

Some holiday inspiration, which originally appeared on Elizabeth Stilwell’s beautiful blog The Note Passer.  This holiday season is gonna be awkward. Let’s focus on the food, shall we? Almost all of our holidays revolve around food and a meal together — that’s kind of the point. They grew out of harvest festivals and celebrations during times when people didn’t have as much access to food as we do now (or

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Sustainable Textile Favourites: Lyocell & Modal

With the holidays approaching, why not encourage some useful sustainable gift giving? These sustainable fashion garments are made with lyocell (Tencel) or modal and offer comfortable sustainable style that you can get a great deal of wear out of. Buy something for your mother, sister or girlfriends, ecnourage your lovely ones to buy you something (by sending them this post) or treat yourself to something new (that you need of

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The environmental benefits and ethical considerations of silk

Until the advent of synthetic fibers in the early 20th century, silk was almost essential for a huge range of fashion items- from stockings and underwear, to ribbons and lace. It also represented the height of luxury. For more than a millennia, this luxurious and delicate fiber inspired the Silk Road trade routes from China through Central Asia, the Middle East, and into Europe. Silk was partially responsible for starting

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Ethical favouites for your transitional season wadobe

In Australia it is spring, but at times the weather has felt more like autumn. It is going to be a late summer again this year I think. This post was written by Leah Wise who is in the northern hemisphere. But it is equally useful for the weather we are experiencing in the south. You can find the original post on Style Wise.  Ethical Fall Favourites: A Virtual Capsule It’s

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What does the Trump Presidency mean for ethical citizens around the world?

Like most of my liberal peers around the world I am in a state of shock. I never expected to be living in a world in which the US was led by a President Trump. Even some of the right wing government ministers in Australia openly said that they hoped Clinton would win the race. Yet here we are. I haven’t had a lot of time to come to terms

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August & September Transparency Reports

In September you may remember that this blog turned 3, and this year I have decided to income transparency reports so I can be upfront about how and why I earn my money with this blog. In doing so, I am acting in solidarity with my fellow sustainable fashion blogger Jennifer Nini of Eco Warrior Princess, who started doing the same earlier this year. We have become so accustomed to free content on

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The environmental benefits of lyocell

Lyocell is a lovely sustainable textile to include in your sustainable fashion wardrobe. It is a fabric that is worth knowing and seeking out. So let’s look at why this fabric is such a good eco-friendly option. Lyocell is a soft man-made fibre that is similar to rayon , but which requires less chemical processing and doesn’t result in chemically-laden waste water.  It is from renewable cellulose soft-wood crop, and

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The Zero Waste Challenge: Is it really possible?

At the Ethical Writers’ Coaltion we’ve had such and interesting discussion about zero waste. Is it really possible to be zero-waste in our flawed system that is so closely organised around convenience and disposable convenience? Even if we aren’t generating trash in our homes, aren’t we still contributing to waste somewhere in the system? For example, I buy a 5kg bulk bag of buckwheat grouts from my local bulk food store. It

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Classic denim style, the ethical and sustainable way

This post was written by Chandra Fox and originally appeared on her US-made ethical fashion blog These Native Goods.  I heard Rock On by David Essex the other day on a “one hit wonder” radio show. This song has been on my list of all time favorites for the last 14 years, can’t help it I have a soft spot. ” Still looking for that blue jean, baby queen prettiest girl

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Tips for finding affordable sustainable fashion

Today’s post was written by Alden Wicker and originally appeared on her sustainable fashion and lifestyle blog Ecocult. I’m often told by my readers that despite their good intentions, they just can’t afford ethical, sustainable fashion. They’re on a student’s budget, or they’re just struggling to pay for basic necessities, and throwing an extra $50 to $100 toward a piece of clothing because of an abstract notion of sustainability or

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