Friday, August 12, 2016

Is it Possible to Shop Consciously?

Pocket Bum Bag in Saddle from the HFS Collective Fall Lookbook

Up until this point, many of my posts about vegan fashion included items from fast-fashion favorites like ZARA, H&M, and ASOS. Truth be told, for many years of my life, these stores were my heroes for vegan items on the cheap. However within recent years and with the help of some really great, eye-opening documentaries (ahem, The True Cost), I realized seeking out fashion that is ethical and sustainable is just as important as seeking out fashion that's vegan and the truth is, these fast fashion brands are as far from ethical and sustainable as you can get.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Let's Face It...

I'm not sure why, but having these types of conversations is often really hard. No one wants to make others feel uncomfortable, sound preachy, or seem "holier than thou." Of course, none of us know all the answers. We can really only see what's two feet in front of us... yet sometimes we choose not to see the things in front of us because it's simply inconvenient to do so. It doesn't match with what we know (or think we know) and already hold true in our minds; and thus, it's easier to simply disregard it and go along with our lives as we always have. Most of the time it's harmless and doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things whether or not we opened your minds to whatever new, small bit of information that comes our way... (whether it be your boyfriend cheating on you or you're allergic to pineapple and thus now need to stop eating your favorite fruit)... but what happens when this information is so important, so dire, that the risk of not changing actually proves more painful than the risk it'd take to change? 

This article (from Hipsters for Sisters blog) explains really well something that's, while at a clearly visible two feet in front of us, is somehow something a lot of people simply prefer to not see or acknowledge...perhaps because people don't want to change their ways, or maybe it's too much of a burden to take responsibility for... Regardless, it's important to understand what's happening to our planet and why.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Currently Craving: The Bags of Summer

Vegan Bags for Summer

A roundup of the best (vegan) bags to carry you through Summer. Whether you're in the market for a new handbag or just in the mood for some major eye candy, this one's for you.