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2018 Ethical Activist Book Club

Last year I started my Ethical Activist Book Club, a bimonthly chance to discuss important books that grow our expertise as activists. Every two months I post a review of the book selected for that period. There are so many important books worth reading, and book clubs are a really valuable way to create community and encourage discussion. I would love you to read along and join the discussion by

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Where to buy ethical and sustainable denim jeans

Versatile, dependable and hardwearing, yet still able to be dressed up for an evening out, ethical and sustainable denim jeans should be a mainstay of any conscious closet. One pair, mended and cared for, is all you need for 3-5 years. When you find a pair you love, and that fits you beautifully, remember the brand and stick with it. There is no need to complicate matters by looking around once

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The Most Popular Sustainable Fashion Posts of 2017

2017 was a big year for sustainable fashion. More than any year that has come before, I really felt that the sustainable fashion movement is gaining significant momentum. The conversations that we are having here on the blog are starting to enter the mainstream. But in 2017 we also learned some new things that have meant that the sustainable fashion movement is critical to the sustainability conversation. The discovery that

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Where to buy sustainable vegan shoes and sandals

There are significant environmental benefits to choosing a vegan wardrobe (and choosing to stick with vegan shoes and sandals over leather ones), but vegan fashion is an sector that is full of greenwashing. I have seen countless examples of vegan fashion labels claiming their products as ‘sustainable’ ‘green’or ‘eco-friendly’ when they use PVC, a plastic that is so toxic that Greenpeace campaign against it’s use. So if you want to

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Decluttering, minimalism and a sustainable wardrobe

If you are interested in creating a more sustainable wardrobe, there is a good chance that you will stumble across to minimalism. Minimalism is the movement that aims to simplify people’s lives by untangling their attachment to ‘stuff’, downsizing, and offering alternate vision of success- one that doesn’t promote more (money, things, experiences, work), and focuses on quality over quantity. At its essence, minimalism is a very sustainable concept. It

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Think of your clothing as a product of agriculture

This article originally appeared on Leah Wise’s wonderful blog Stylewise, where you can find many more great article’s on ethical and sustainable fashion and lifestyle.  This piece was written by Mary Kingsley of forthcoming sustainable brand, Lady Farmer. Images provided by Lady Farmer. I met Mary and her daughter, Emma, at an event they hosted here in Charlottesville and they’re the real deal – they even run a farm in

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Sexy, Sustainable and Comfortable: My favourite ethical lingerie

When it comes to my habit tendencies, I tend to prefer routine and familiarity. So when it comes to fashion and shopping, this means that I prefer to find my favourites, and stick with them. But I can be quite picky about the aesthetic, as well as the quality, sustainability and ethics of manufacture. So it can take me a really long time to find my favourites. When I finally

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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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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 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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