Posts Categorized: shopping

Vendors and Brands with Sustainable, Conscious, or Worker-focused Practices UPDATED

I’ve been collecting resources to add to this list – they’re bolded below!

ethical shopping

Since many of you expressed an interest in my running list of vendors who meet my personal criteria for taking at least one step toward sustainability, conscious production, and/or caring for their workers, I’m happy to do so today. This list is a work in progress and I’ll do my best to highlight new companies as I find out about them. Here are my own criteria:


Thrifting for Trends: Spring/Summer 2016 Edition

It’s time, once again, to examine the hot “new” trends for the season, and remind ourselves that fashion recycles EVERYTHING! Here are just a few of the garments, colors, and styles that are trending for spring and summer that you can easily track down at your local thrift and consignment shops. (Note that all of the on-trend items I’m wearing below have been thrifted. Already.)

90s Throwback


Oh, I feel so old. Yes, the 90s are now retro and their distinctive trends – including slip dresses, all things grunge, and even fanny packs – made appearances on the runways for this season. Flannel, ditsy florals, and spaghetti straps will be easy to find at most thrift stores, and you might even score a pair of Doc Martens if you’re lucky. Now if only we could get dress clips back into the trend pipeline …