All posts filed under: Ethical Fashion

Why Millennials Love Everlane (And Why I’m One Of Them)

Let me just say this. If you’re looking for a “no-frills” approach to clothing, look no further than Everlane. For those who aren’t familiar, Everlane is a San Francisco based online-only clothing brand that adopts a minimalistic design aesthetic for their clothing. They do basics: T-shirts, cashmere sweaters, leather backpacks, silk everything and crisp poplin shirts. Nothing you haven’t seen before, but you get quality items you can wear daily and still look stylishly cool for an affordable price.  As a customer, it finally feels like I’ve found my home and can see myself sticking around for a while. Here’s why. Initially I was looking for alternatives to fast fashion retailers (which comes with unethical fashion practices), and designer brands that carried too high of a price tag for what they’re selling. I was on the hunt for brands that believed in doing fashion ethically in addition to what they could offer their customers aesthetically. Everlane was one of those brands that stood out to me. First their story. Everlane is a refreshing gem in the already barren San Francisco fashion …

A modern mom’s solution for tackling “accidents” (I’m not talking about the baby’s)

For the month of February I’ll be addressing women’s health and raising awareness for an issue that is not openly talked about: urinary incontinence conditions in women following child birth. I think this is an important issue because 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 experiences episodes of leaking urine involuntarily (Source: National Association for Continence). Thats a high-number and yet, “On average, women wait 6.5 years from the first time they experience symptoms until they obtain a diagnosis for their bladder control problem(s)”. I suspect one of the reasons this happens is because we don’t openly talk about it –  it’s taboo! So i’m going to open the floodgates (pun intended) and begin a dialogue about it, so if any of you are going through this, you don’t have to endure it in the dark (or day) anymore. Or if you’re thinking about getting pregnant, here’s a quick heads up! There are many kinds of urinary incontinence conditions in women but I won’t go through all of them. Instead, I’m going to focus on Stress Urinary …

Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored or paid post. I won’t make any money from this, and no, you don’t have to buy anything. The opinions expressed are solely my own. I’m sharing purely out of interest and convictions. If you’re not interested, please move along. But I hope you stay!  Empowerment. That’s my word of the year. That word could mean many different things for different people. For me, I’m taking what I’ve learned from previous years of being a new mother, blogger, digital marketer, now a ‘brand explorer’ and using it to open doors to new posts, projects and collaborations (Yes, I just coined the term ‘brand explorer’ because I love discovering ventures with fascinating people and stories behind them.) For some women, ’empowerment’ is what drives their very survival. Without further ado, I’d like to kick-off the year of empowerment with sharing about the Nomi Network. What is the Nomi Network? The Nomi Network is a 501(C)(3) organization whose mission is “to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking by equipping them with leadership, entrepreneurship, and production skills to become …

Fast Fashion: The True Cost

As a woman, I like clothing. I see it as a way for a woman to express herself, art in motion and a source of inspiration in my daily life. It’s been a goal of mine to feature fashion on this blog because of its incredible impact on most if not all women in our society (look at the yoga pants genre for crying out loud!). And simply because its something i’ve learned to embrace about myself (more on my personal approach to consumerism and fashion later). But since my blogging approach is to dig a little deeper and wider into topics to raise awareness, I thought I’d start with an up-close and global look at our current fast fashion industry. It’s amazing what I discovered. Remember the movie “The Devil Wears Prada?” (2006) Let me remind you with this awesome dialogue between Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine and Andy Sachs a journalism graduate who lands herself a job as her personal assistant despite her ridicule for the fashion industry: Miranda Priestly: [Miranda and some assistants are deciding between …