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Nisolo: The Shoemaker’s Process

September 26, 2015


Nisolo currently employs over 50 people, sustaining the jobs of craftspeople in Peru and preserving a creative skill set passed down from generations.

7 Spec-tacular Eyewear Brands To Set Your Sights On

December 22, 2013


If you’re going to wear something on your face, it better be something pretty spectacular. With that sentiment, here’s a roundup of eyewear brands that have won my attention. Each has a little something more than just cool-factor that I admire and applaud, whether that be a responsible approach to material use, revival of craftsmanship, […]

NYC Design Collective Held First Pop-Up Shop in East Village

October 7, 2013


Six eco-conscious NYC designers came together yesterday afternoon at 75 E 4th Street in the East Village for a collaborative pop-up shop made possible by Made in the Lower East Side (an awesome org that offers short-term multi-use spaces as community hubs). The storefront showcased a combination of apparel, accessories, and jewelry all from brands […]

How to Live With Great Purpose in a World that Consumes

September 7, 2013


Hi Dear Ones! I’m now settled in on the East Coast in the NYC area and taking this year to study Accessories Design at FIT. If you live nearby, hit me up. This first fall post is a bit more about my back-story for those who haven’t heard it, how I journeyed into the fashion […]

Everlane Offers Luxury Basics Without the High Markups

June 8, 2013


I simply can’t say enough good things about Everlane, a brand that’s been making waves with their online-only shopping site and commitment to total transparency since their launch in November 2011. They design their own basics for women and men with a focus on quality and fit, but they don’t over do it. They make […]

6 Summer Sandals: Flats & Mini Wedges to Boot

June 1, 2013


Hunting for new warm weather gear? Here’s a sandal six-pack to help get you prepped for summer fun times. Whether vegan leather or fair working conditions, the ingredients that make up these strappy little finds are both worthwhile and aesthetically on the money. I’m pleased to say that I would wear each and every one […]

Thread Documentary Pulls Back the Fashion Curtain to Reveal the Facts

February 17, 2013


The future of fashion demands sustainability Environmental impact of the clothing we wear beckons our attention. With the textile industry being one of the two largest polluters in the world and the biggest polluter of water, the need for brands to take responsibility cannot be denied. In Thread Documentary, a film set to release in 2014, producer […]

Modavanti: Social, Conscious Shopping

February 14, 2013


I finally got a chance to login and check out Modavanti over the weekend, an online hub for sustainable fashion that just launched last month. Yep, it’s killer. Modavanti has a super simple interface, which makes it easy to shop for stylish pieces. When you create an account you can even add to your own online closet […]

Jewelry that Makes Love, Redeems War

February 8, 2013


Shopanthropic represents a network of artisans world-wide and helps people in underprivileged communities gain new opportunities for employment. Consequently, home-based artisans in Cambodia have been gaining professional training and skills to create a small collection of fashion accessories. What’s interesting about this group of artisans in Cambodia is not just what they are gaining from a […]