Online Shopping with Fair Tribe

I haven’t set foot in a retail store in months and I miss curated shelves and feeling fabric between my fingers. Like the rest of us, I do most of my shopping online. I wanted to share a store I discovered called Fair Tribe that feels like walking into a store in Los Feliz or […]

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Compostable vs. Biodegradable. What’s the difference?

I used to think compostable and biodegradable meant the same thing. Often when I look at packaging, it feels like the terms compostable and biodegradable are used interchangeably.  The difference between biodegradable and compostable is substantial, but marketers don’t necessarily see it that way. Biodegradable When something is biodegradable, it breaks into little pieces over […]

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Eco Certifications got you in a muddle? Look out for OEKO-TEX®

You may have seen clothing labels that say things like ‘Forest Stewardship Council certified, ‘Fair Trade,’ or ‘Organic Cotton.’ Each of these certifications is designed by its own organization, which performs its own authentication. These help consumers like us to become more aware of the ethical and sustainable practices surrounding the clothing we buy. For […]

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Beginners Guide to Worm Composting at Home 

I never would’ve thought that I’d be a composter.  That I’d get excited about going onto my patio to check how my worm colony was getting on. That I’d have friends texting me like their drug dealer, asking if I could hook them up with compost.  In this post, I’ll detail how I compost food […]

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Ethically & Sustainably Made Hats By NINAKURU

Today, I want to highlight NINAKURU, a luxury brand creating fashion the right way.  NINAKURU designs and sells bespoke and ready-to-wear Ecuadorian Panama hats, ethically sourced wool hats, sustainably sourced straw bags, and other accessories. Aside from the fact that hats are fun, writing this felt appropriate given that we just completed the seventh Fashion […]

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