Ecofacism and The Language of Regeneration

We often say that we’re disconnected from nature– but because you and I are nature, the better word here is dissociation. And when we’re talking about dissociation, it is about no longer recognizing yourself. Read More

Addressing Sustainable Fashion’s Diversity Problem

If sustainable fashion exists to challenge the way the fashion industry has operated, then it must go beyond just the considerations of human labor and the environment and interrogate who has been able to exercise true agency. It’s a conversation tied to class, gender, and race. Read More

Are Brands Today’s Colonial Masters?

The fashion industry is built on a core truth — the oppression of black and brown bodies based on an institutional form of racism inherited from a colonial past.  Read More

MARCHETTI Sustainable: For the Minimal Maximalist

MARCHETTI Sustainable, a genderless capsule line that can be described as both basic and statement pieces– is challenging the ways we have understood minimalism in fashion.    Read More

Thinking of donating your old clothes? Read this first.

For many of us, the well-intentioned thing we might have done in the past was to box everything up and drop it off at the local Goodwill. But the steady stream of clothes being imported from abroad made it almost impossible for businesses to compete in the local textile and manufacturing industry. Read More

OMI NANA: Sustainable Designs Beyond the Minimal

This boutique is a wonderful antidote to all the minimalism propaganda in sustainable fashion. Read More

IKKIVI: Building a Sanctuary for Indian Slow Fashion

A slow fashion platform pioneering the systemic change of how fashion operates, IKKIVI is a space for independent Indian designers who empower the artisan, revive culture and stay rooted in timeless design.  Read More

Let’s Push Back On Brands Commodifying Social Justice Movements

Through shallow marketing and commodification of social movements, brands deplete the messages of the activists on the frontline just to put more money in their own wallets. Read More

Lessons in Circular Design: Opus Mind

The textiles system operates in an almost completely linear way: large amounts of non-renewable resources are extracted to produce products that are often used for only a short time, after which the materials are mostly sent to landfill or incinerated. However, Opus Mind, a line of luxury leather accessories, is bringing light to an alternative solution: circular design.   Read More

Sourcery Label: A Sustainable, Machine-Washable Silk Collection

Silk – the fabric so soft it became an adjective, just got a bit more sustainable. Sourcery Label is combating toxic synthetics with the launch of a new machine-washable silk collection. Read More

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MARCHETTI Sustainable: For the Minimal Maximalist

This genderless capsule line is challenging the ways we have understood minimalism in fashion. Read More

OMI NANA: Sustainable Designs Beyond the Minimal

This boutique is a wonderful antidote to all the minimalism propaganda in sustainable fashion. Read More

IKKIVI: Building a Sanctuary for Indian Slow Fashion

IKKIVI is a space for independent Indian designers who empower the artisan, revive culture and stay rooted in timeless design. Read More

SATVA: The Organic Athleisure Brand changing India’s Cotton Industry

This WOC owned athleisure wear brand working directly with Indian farmers to promote non-GMO seeds, cotton farmer livelihood, and sponsoring the education of young girls where their organic cotton is cultivated. Read More

Good Apparel: Sustainability From Factory Floor to Fashion

Good Clothing Company is setting a new standard for apparel factories by providing clean and safe working conditions, fair and livable wages, and vertical integration for ultimate transparency. Read More

What does sustainability look like for sunglasses?

With growing consumer demand, sustainability is bleeding into all facets of the brands beyond just apparel. Enter Just Human: a new collection of sustainable luxury sunglasses. Read More

Lessons in Circular Design: Opus Mind

The textiles system operates in an almost completely linear way: large amounts of non-renewable resources are extracted to produce products that are often used for only a short time, after which the materials are mostly sent to landfill or incinerated. However, Opus Mind, a line of luxury leather accessories, is bringing light to an alternative solution: circular design. Read More

Sourcery Label: A Sustainable, Machine-Washable Silk Collection

Silk – the fabric so soft it became an adjective, just got a bit more sustainable. Sourcery Label is combating toxic synthetics with the launch of a new machine-washable silk collection. Read More

Timely & Timeless: The Met’s Roman Bead Collection

The Met’s new Roman Bead Collection is an ode to all that is timely and timeless. With their oversized scale and simple yet bold proportions, these pieces would fit right in at a contemporary fashion show—yet they’re almost two millennia old. Read More

Vegan Fashion Week

As if Fashion Month wasn’t niche enough of an event as it is, it’s getting even more nuanced: Vegan... Read More

Foundational Elements of a Minimalist Wardrobe: Grammar NYC

What is it about a classic white shirt that everyone loves so much? With the French countryside as the backdrop,... Read More

Proclaim Your Nude: “Nude” & the Politics of Inclusion

When you hear something referred to as a “nude” color, what image comes to mind? Hint: Nude is no... Read More

Time Interacts: The Met Museum’s New Fair Trade Jewelry Line

Museums have always been spaces where time interacts; a “then” meets “now”. The latest addition the Met Museum’s store... Read More

Ayurganic: Dress Code for Mindful Living

What fascinates me about natural, plant-based dyes is not only their importance for the well-being of the planet, including... Read More

Artisan & Fox: Know Your Artisan

Artisan craftsmanship remains the second largest employer in developing countries. It’s one of the main sources of income for... Read More

Material Memories with Christa Louise Designs

There’s a space in fashion and photography where perception and aesthetics come together to create material memories. It’s a... Read More

Par en Par: Resort as a State of Mind

Fashion is more than the color of the season or the length of a skirt; fashion is a way... Read More

The Aesthetics of Inclusion: Women of Color in Sustainable Fashion

The representation of women of color has become an important topic within the fashion industry at large— but why... Read More

MAKING SUSTAINABLE SEXY: DO WE MARKET AESTHETICS OR ETHICS?

How do we make sustainable fashion mainstream— ethics or aesthetics? Read More

SAYA DESIGNS: A RETURN TO THE ELEMENTS

A visual editorial exploring a return to the elements with a new emerging label, SAYA Designs. Each hairpin is... Read More

MOHANJEET PARIS

Can you make it in the west without erasing your cultural identity? In the fashion world, it’s always more... Read More

WESTERN SAVIOR COMPLEX IN ARTISAN LED FASHION?

The critique of “fast fashion” is quite clear— a regime that says pile it high, sell it cheap and... Read More

MANI JASSAL

Today’s editorial is shedding light on designer Mani Jassal and her couture of dreams. Couple the likes of sheer... Read More

WHITE SWAN

The fantasy of fashion and its power to transport and transform is strong today, dear friends. So here’s something... Read More

Latest In Sustainability

Ecofacism and The Language of Regeneration

The slippery slope when statements go from rejoicing about the return of nature amid coronavirus, to justifying human deaths to preserve the environment (read: that’s not climate justice, it’s ecofacism).⁣ Read More

Addressing Sustainable Fashion’s Diversity Problem

Common sustainable fashion slogans like ‘Vote With Your Dollar’ often fuel problematic ideas of how one holds power. But more importantly, who can hold power. Read More

Pleather vs. Environment: an Honest Look

No animals are harmed in the process of making it, but its impact on the environment — in other words, pleather’s sustainability — is hugely up for debate. Read More

7 Ways To Declutter Your Closet (Without Donating Your Clothes)

Here are 7 ways you can properly dispose of your used clothing (without the eco guilt). Read More

Thinking of donating your old clothes? Read this first.

For many of us, the well-intentioned thing we might have done in the past was to box everything up and drop it off at the local Goodwill. But the steady stream of clothes being imported from abroad made it almost impossible for businesses to compete in the local textile and manufacturing industry. Read More

The Rise of Non-Plastic, Non-Animal Leather: A Guide

Animal-free leather has come a long way since the ‘pleather’ of yesteryear. Read More

Smoke and Mirrors: Why Major Brand-Led Efforts Won’t Fix Fast Fashion

What does it mean when one of the largest fast fashion retailers funds sustainable fashion research? It’s like the coal industry funding climate change research. Read More

Weekend Listening: Conscious Chatter Feature

Curious about my journey, my politics, and critical thoughts about the sustainable fashion industry? Listen in to one my... Read More

The Aesthetics of Inclusion: Women of Color in Sustainable Fashion

The representation of women of color has become an important topic within the fashion industry at large— but why... Read More

PRIVILEGE AND POWER IMBALANCES IN ETHICAL FASHION

Let’s keep it real: the fashion industry is an engine that’s driven by modern slavery, whose success manifests from... Read More

MAKING SUSTAINABLE SEXY: DO WE MARKET AESTHETICS OR ETHICS?

How do we make sustainable fashion mainstream— ethics or aesthetics? Read More

SAYA DESIGNS: A RETURN TO THE ELEMENTS

A visual editorial exploring a return to the elements with a new emerging label, SAYA Designs. Each hairpin is... Read More

HOW TO: CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM WITHOUT THE PRICETAG

At face value, conscious consumerism is an important step in responding to the current exploitation in our world today.... Read More

AIRBNB EXPERIENCES: NATURAL DYEING IN LOS ANGELES

Peep that silk scarf. Hand dyed courtesy of leftover onion skins and plants native to LA’s canyons. Say what? ... Read More

Explore SOCIAL JUSTICE

Are Brands Today’s Colonial Masters?

Looking at the history of commodities, and later manufacturing, for the fashion industry, it is clear to see that it is built on a core truth — the oppression of black and brown bodies based on an institutional form of racism inherited from a colonial past. Read More

H&M’s CEO Says to Keep Consuming: Here’s A Rebuttal

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Let’s Push Back On Brands Commodifying Social Justice Movements

Questioning the harm caused by the status quo would mean corporate titans have to sacrifice their self-interests. Read More

Sustainable Fashion’s Race Problem

We are simply buying too much, for too little money, and throwing it away too fast – and the most devastating impact is on black and brown bodies. Read More

The Motherf*cker Awards

“Celebrating” the companies that screw Mother Earth the hardest. Read More

Ethical Fashion Won’t Save Us, Organizing Workers Will

Sweatshops are not an abstraction of the distant third world; they are alive and well in Los Angeles. As... Read More

Cultural Appropriation: A Conversation That Can Make Both Our Fashion and Communities Better

Cultural appropriation. It’s arguably the most exhausted word in recent years when it comes to conversations of cultural currency:... Read More

Weekend Listening: Conscious Chatter Feature

Curious about my journey, my politics, and critical thoughts about the sustainable fashion industry? Listen in to one my... Read More

The Aesthetics of Inclusion: Women of Color in Sustainable Fashion

The representation of women of color has become an important topic within the fashion industry at large— but why... Read More

PRIVILEGE AND POWER IMBALANCES IN ETHICAL FASHION

Let’s keep it real: the fashion industry is an engine that’s driven by modern slavery, whose success manifests from... Read More

HOW TO: CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM WITHOUT THE PRICETAG

At face value, conscious consumerism is an important step in responding to the current exploitation in our world today.... Read More

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