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Love Justly: Where Ethical Fashion is Always On Sale

Love Justly: Where Ethical Fashion is Always On Sale

Last week was Fashion Revolution Week, and if you’re like me your social media feed was full of people demanding transparency and fair trade principles from their favorite brands. So… now what? After learning about ethical fashion you may be wondering what your next step […]

10 Pinterest-Worthy Gifts from Ten Thousand Villages

10 Pinterest-Worthy Gifts from Ten Thousand Villages

Fair trade products are good for people, communities and the planet. Simply put, they’re all-around awesome. When you buy fair trade you support companies that maintain safe, healthy working conditions, pay their workers a fair wage (often far above a country’s minimum wage), and choose manufacturing […]

Symbology: Making Fair Trade Sexy

Symbology: Making Fair Trade Sexy

Have you ever traveled to a foreign country and seen gorgeous artisan-made pieces in a marketplace, but wondered how they could possibly blend with your style back home, or, in that same market, found clothing items that looked like they were straight out of Forever 21? After years spent […]

Joymode: Have it All, Without Having it All

Joymode: Have it All, Without Having it All

In the past seven years, I’ve moved seven times. After the third time packing up all of my things, I began to see the value in being a minimalist. I see minimalism as an excellent answer to consumerism. The raging consumerism in our society is […]

#ShopSmall: Julia Szendrei Jewelry

#ShopSmall: Julia Szendrei Jewelry

Spring is here, and I celebrated it’s arrival (along with seemingly every other photographer and/or blogger in Los Angeles) with a trip to view the wildflower super bloom in Southern California. After a little research I discovered that wildflower watching is serious business — people hike for hours […]

International Women’s Day 2017 Soundtrack

International Women’s Day 2017 Soundtrack

Each year on International Women’s Day we celebrate the voices of women around the world and honor those who paved the way for our equality. Since empowered women empower women, I put together a playlist of my favorite powerhouse female vocalists and songwriters. The following […]

Yuhme: The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Water Bottle

Yuhme: The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Water Bottle

Conscious products typically fit into one of three categories: ethically produced, environmentally friendly, or give-back. A product that fits into all three is a rare find, or what I call an “ethical unicorn”.  That’s right, and when I’m lucky enough to discover one of these legendary commodities, I […]

New Music Now: Amy Shark

New Music Now: Amy Shark

If you follow me on social media, you may not guess that between promoting #forgood products and selling fair trade tote bags, music is a large part of my life. Or, maybe you did guess, because while sitting down to write this, I realized that my […]

8 #ForGood Essentials for Valentine’s Day

8 #ForGood Essentials for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a divisive holiday. People love it or hate, feel pressured by it, or embrace the chance for romance. It’s easy to see why people complain about it existing merely for companies to make money, so let’s reclaim the day by using it to […]

10 Inspiring Brands Fighting Human Trafficking

10 Inspiring Brands Fighting Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month. Human trafficking AKA modern day slavery is a cause very close to my heart, and something I’ve invested a lot of time, money and effort into fighting. When you hear the term “human trafficking” you may immediately […]