Three Ethical Fashion Brands We're Loving Right Now

Three Ethical Fashion Brands We're Loving Right Now

With the constant influx of fast fashion over the past decade, it’s easy to get sucked into a black hole of consumption—bombarded by flashy advertisements, low prices, and continuous new styles. Through my work over the past few years I’ve been exposed to—and seen the effects of—both a positive and negative supply chain amidst the fashion industry and the people who work within it. This year, I am making a conscious effort to really think about my purchases and invest in pieces that not only last, but are produced ethically and intentionally.

My favorite thing to discover amidst the ethical fashion industry? The people—innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders—dedicated to making this scary subject a lot less daunting and a bit more beautiful.

Three of our Favorite Ethical Coffee Brands

Three of our Favorite Ethical Coffee Brands

Last week we published an article about some of our favorite fashion brands, which was very popular and hopefully eye-opening for some of you! This week I wanted to do a piece on one of the causes most dear to my heart--coffee. 

Although there are many products that we consume and use on a daily basis that have negative effects on people and the environment, coffee is among the worst, mainly because it is the second most valuable traded commodity after petroleum. It is also the largest food import to the U.S. People often take for granted the products they use every day to the detriment of the welfare of others. Coffee, for instance, is a painstakingly difficult and time consuming agricultural product to cultivate and process. Those who do the grunt work, the coffee farmers, are often mistreated, underpaid, and overworked. To learn more about this process, check out this article by the Global Exchange.