It’s Cyber Monday and Christmas shopping season has begun. While we fully support avoiding over consuming and unnecessary shopping whenever possible, we know we all still have to buy products to live our lives.
Below are the sales we can get behind with brands we’ve personally used and trust.
In honor of fashion revolution week (23-29th April 2018), I’m re-reading “Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics,” by Safia Minney, the founder of the Fair Trade UK fashion label People Tree. This beautiful, educational and inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the challenges and possibilities of a sustainable supply chain in the fashion industry.
The 2017 holiday gift guide season is here, and our feeds are flush with gift lists from Oprah, The Verge, and people joking about Tiffany’s ridiculous new collection.
A problem with most gift guides: They aren’t ethically focused. It’s rare to find a gift guide that lists where products originate or who made them.
At Journey to Good, we’re thinking about ways to shop ethically this holiday season.
When ordering business cards for the blog, we were happy to learn about a new alternative to business card paper. We found business cards made entirely out of 100% cotton scraps discarded by fashion companies.
The company MOO.com is offering a new line aptly called “Cotton Business Cards” that are made from 100% cotton t-shirt scraps (a.ka. leftover fashion industry waste).
According to MOO’s website, “The world loves T-shirts. But the process of making them creates a lot of leftover fabric. So we decided to put those scraps to good use and make Cotton. Our first tree-free paper.”
We ordered these cards, and they look beautiful.
Since they are made from white t-shirt scraps (not used or recycled t-shirts) they are bright white and feel great to the touch.
Check out the photos below of our new cotton cards made by MOO.
It's Labor Day in the United States, and if you like shopping as much as we do, it's easy to get caught up in your inbox full of deals and coupon codes. But we should also take time to consider the historical reason we have this holiday, and news flash: it isn't so everyone can go shopping.
Rothy’s “The Point” flat is the most comfortable flat shoe I have ever worn, and I’ve worn a lot. But they not only feel good on my feet, they also make me feel good for supporting an environmentally-conscious product.
I recently needed a new pair of black flats, and as part of my journey to good, I only wanted to buy a pair I found to be ethical and sustainable.
In my search, I found Rothy’s, and I love them.
I believe Rothy’s are trending now, and for good reasons.
I recommend adding these incredible sustainable shoes to your wardrobe for the many reasons I list below.
Over the last few years, we’ve become increasingly aware and interested in combating unethical practices in the fashion industry including unfair wages, unsafe working conditions, toxicity in materials, low-quality “fast fashion” items that fill landfills quickly, and so on.
We’ll be posting more on these issues during our journey to good, but for now we wanted to let you all know about an app we’ve both found helpful for using resale fashion to expand and clean out our wardrobes: Poshmark.