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A Note On Fashion Fashion

There is no such thing as “conscious fast fashion.” Fast fashion encourages buying frequently and discarding quickly. The current mainstream fashion industry relies on globalised, mass production methods where items are designed, produced, sold, and then discarded at a rapid pace – usually within a few weeks. 480 more words


.hip orphans...kind of a thing.

Photo Cred: Hope In Planks


“I don’t want to help orphans,” said no person ever. But if just thinking of Little ol’ Orphan Annie doesn’t pull at those heartstrings enough to really make you go out and do something, let’s look at some stats. 921 more words

Do Good

.singin' in the rain.

The rains are back in full force here in San Francisco, which got me thinking about our rain gear. Water resistant clothing is often made using quite a few chemicals, as well as fabrics and processes that aren’t so good for ol’ Mother Earth. 1,233 more words

Wear Good

Bad, sad

I’m unsettled. None of this feels right. Walking down the main shopping mall in my city has me spooked. Shop after shop of badly, sadly made clothing – most of it made from synthetics and non-organic cottons that are messing with the environment and with people’s lives. 437 more words

1. Living Ethically

Letting Kids Pack Their Own Bags. Yes or No?

With a week to go, it’s fair to say the kids are pretty excited about our upcoming trip to Splore.

Now, my kids are fairly experienced travellers. 358 more words


The Increase Of Conscious Consumerism

Social forecaster Patricia Aburdene—author of the 2005 book “Megatrends 2010″—predicted that future consumers would begin to spend money with socially responsible companies. She believed consumers would prefer to patronize companies that shared a similar belief system of giving back to the community. 826 more words

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Year of Less

I just took some Benadryl to combat my allergies and my insomnia, so this may get interesting…

In the final few days of December, I encountered… 572 more words