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Category Archives: Essays
i don’t think minimalism means what you think it means
Minimalism is in. Capsule wardrobes; intentional living; clean lines; sustainable, closet-sized homes. But I hope you realize that the list I just spouted off represents two very different approaches to minimalism and that doing one doesn’t necessarily indicate anything about the other. … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged conscientious consumerism, critique, intentional living, meditation, minimalism, minimalism trend, simple living, sustainability 7 Comments
life moves pretty fast
Two weeks ago, I was just shuffling along, driving my old car, working a regular shift at the coffee shop, and updating my blog according to schedule. But then my car broke down. Then I got an unexpected phone call … Continue reading
Posted in Essays, life Tagged changes, florida, growing, knowing yourself, learning, life, life moves pretty fast, road trip, the south, transition, travel 2 Comments
Hobby Lobby pro-life?
I already talked about the Hobby Lobby case in various corners of the internet, but I realize it’s something I should address here because I take an approach few critics are taking, and it has a lot to do with … Continue reading
An important part of sustainable living is avoiding unnecessary purchases. It’s something I hadn’t considered when I started my fair trade journey a few years ago, but it might be one of the most important habits to adopt in the … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged bee gif, closet, consumption, fair trade, purge, saving, spring cleaning, sustainability, thrift store 2 Comments
new article up on Relevant!
Good afternoon. I’m excited to share my newest Relevant Magazine article, The Cost of Spending Less, with you today! Click here to read. And feel free to add to the discussion on the article page or here in the comments. … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged 12 goals, article, bangladesh, cost of spending less, fair trade, relevant magazine, state of the garment industry, sustainability 3 Comments
fashion revolution day & a sale
Buy sustainable. Buy vintage. But really, there are many avenues for people trying to buy more ethically. And there are many layers to creating and promoting an ethical lifestyle. First, we have to change the way we think about clothing. … Continue reading
Posted in Essays, news Tagged bangladesh, change, consumerism, fashion revolution day, fast fashion, megacorporation, platinum and rust, progress, sustainability 1 Comment
12 months, 12 goals
Oh, goals. We make them and then life happens. When I started making plans for this year, I assumed I’d have a certain amount of wiggle room in by budget to explore fair trade and artisan made options. But then … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged 12 goals, ethical, fair trade, fashion, flea market, goals, plans, sewing, sustainability Leave a comment