Sustainable In Time: Bamboo timepieces by The Fourth Gentleman

Today’s post is sponsored by The Fourth Gentleman as a paid marketing collaboration through the Ethical Writers’ Coalition. The Fourth Gentleman sell sustainable sunglasses and watches using bamboo and cork leather. Sponsored partnerships with brands like this help me to meet the cost of running this blog, and enable me to continue bringing you great content for free. I only partner with brands that align with the ethos of this blog and

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Follow the fashion trends, sustainably

For the most part I advocate to avoid fashion fads and trends. But every now and then something comes along which hooks me in. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be in style, in this moment in time. But to do it sustainably, we need to stop and ask ourselves a few questions first. The following article written by Leah Wise and was originally published on her ethical and

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The benefits and environmental impacts of soysilk

Soysilk is an emerging new fibre that is increasing in popularity in sustainable fashion circles. Also know as vegetable cashmere, soysilk is a relatively new fibre that has been created from soybean waste left over from the production of soy food industry. While not entirely new- soysilk was manufactured as far back as 1940– it has been growing in prominence and availability only in recent years. The manufacturing process takes waste

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The Promise of Education: Building pathways to leadership for garment workers

This post was written by Elizabeth Stilwell and originally appeared on The Notepasser, and it was part of a paid collaboration between the Ethical Writers Coalition and the Asian University for Women. I am sharing it today because I believe that initiatives like the one featured in this article really matter if we are to build an economy that harnesses the potential of women worldwide.  Sathy Haldar hopes that in

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Improve your mental health with houseplants

Today I am sharing a lovely informative post which originally appeared on the Garden College, the magazine for life in bloom. Garden Collage is a lifestyle magazine that celebrates a modern approach to nature. Enjoy! In uncertain times, it is normal for our attention to shift to the “bigger picture”. Large-scale issues in current politics, social and economic concerns, and the environmentdominate our thoughts, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed,

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The Fabric Social take their feminist peace-building fashion to Myanmar (+ a giveaway!!)

Just a heads up that this post was sponsored by feminist social enterprise The Fabric Social. This sponsorship helps to support the costs of running this blog so I can bring you content for free. I only partner with brands that uphold the strictest standards for ethics and sustainability. It is a delight to work with The Fabric Social on this post. They are my favourite fashion social enterprise and

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The benefits of linen, a beautiful sustainable textile

Linen is one of my absolute favourite sustainable textiles. It has been around for a very long time, and with good reason. Here is a little history of the textile, with a run down of it’s benefits. Linen is a the textile woven from the flax crop, which is endemic to Europe and Central Asia. It is a beautiful natural fibre that has been used for clothing for many thousands

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The Ethical Activist Book Club: Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver

Welcome to the first book review in for the Ethical Activist Book Club reading list. We are reading one title every two months, and the book for January and February in 2017 is Barbara Kingsolver’s Orange Prize-winning novel Flight Behaviour. Flight Behaviour primarily tackles the topic of climate change, with story centring on a fictional (but scientifically plausible) ecosystem disruption which causes a migratory butterflies to overwinter in the Appalachian ranges

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Ethical activism, ethical fashion and Nordstrom

It is going to be impossible for this blog to talk about ethical and sustainable fashion without discussing the grave ethical issues that come with the Trump presidency. But you will find that I am not alone. So much of the ethical fashion blogging community is actively engaged in the resistance movement. I stand in solidarity with my US friends and colleagues. On that note, here is a post written

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Ethical gifts for Valentines or other special occasions

I am not big on Valentines Day, but I do enjoy selecting a beautiful gift for special occasions. So if you are into Valentines, or you have another special day coming up, you might enjoy this gift guide. This one is especially for US-based readers, with all gifts made in the US. It was written by Chandra Fox and originally appeared on her US-made ethical fashion and lifestyle blog These

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