An intro to sustainable living

Happy Earth Day, my fellow earthlings! What a wonderful holiday and although I’m sad we have to celebrate from the confinement of our homes, I’m grateful that this whole pandemic has at the very least given our planet a little break from our nonstop go-go-going. In honor of this very special day, I thought I’d put together a short and sweet post on sustainable practices you can incorporate into your day-to-day life. I am no expert, but if you are looking to make some lifestyle changes because you care about the environment and the planet, then I am right here beside you. Living sustainably is something that has always been important to me, but only more recently have I begun to put in the work to make tangible changes in my daily life. Here’s a list of (relatively) simple changes that you can also make! Some of them are probably no brainers, but we all have to start somewhere! Bring your own bags when you go to the grocery store. (Or any store!) I keep a cloth bag in my purse at all times and it comes in handy nearly every day. Fellow fashionistas, Free People shopping bags work great […]

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The True Cost

I recently went to a cool film screening for a documentary called The True Cost, hosted by the Honolulu Fashion Incubator (HIFI). The film is about the impact the fashion industry has on the planet. I oftentimes find it hard to justify my interest in fashion because of issues like unfair wages, lack of labor rights, and a negative impact on the environment. On the one hand, I feel like any organization or company that prioritizes profit over ethics doesn’t deserve my support, but on the other hand, I truly think that fashion is a beautiful and exciting thing. Instead of just giving up on my passion, I make an extra effort not only to do my part in making conscientious choices about what I buy and wear, but also to make sure I post about issues to help spread awareness to others. One issue that The True Cost brought up is how quickly people dispose of their clothing because of the cycle of fast fashion. Many people set clothing items aside, either to sell to thrift shops or to donate to non-profits such as Goodwill and Salvation Army, and while the intentions are noble, a lot of people do not realize that […]

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