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

October 7, 2013

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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

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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

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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 […]

LYDALI: Valuing Beauty, Preserving Local Craft

June 6, 2013

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Spearheaded by San Francisco-based friends Lydia Harter and Ali Price, Lydali is an online store that offers a curated selection of one-of-a-kind goods including jewelry, accessories, and housewares. Featuring brands like Proud Mary and Raven + Lily, Lydali works with artisan cooperatives and companies in 25 different countries. Each ethically produced item has a story that contributes […]

6 Summer Sandals: Flats & Mini Wedges to Boot

June 1, 2013

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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 […]

Shopping Without the Slave Labor

May 20, 2013

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Update Time! The past couple months have been spent finishing my last semester studying fashion design at UW-Madison. I’ve been working away on some of my own projects, which included a design competition I helped start with local Madison retailer, Change Boutique. The dress I designed and made will be part of an exclusive collection produced […]

Modavanti: Social, Conscious Shopping

February 14, 2013

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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 […]

The Quality Conundrum

September 4, 2012

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This is part 4 in a blog series exploring our wardrobe and our lifestyle: who makes our clothes, where our clothes come from, and why a struggle for quality over convenience might just change our outlook on life and the world around us. Read part 1, 2, and 3. Here’s a recap: We started by observing disposable […]

My Trash…Africa’s Treasure? Not Likely.

August 31, 2012

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This is part 3 in a blog series exploring our wardrobe and our lifestyle: who makes our clothes, where our clothes come from, and why a struggle for quality over convenience might just change our outlook on life and the world around us. Read part 1 and 2. Photo credit: James Greenfield via Flickr. It’s easy […]