Author: Cate Vegas

Unveiling the Dark Side of Amazon and Prime Day

Amazon doesn’t need you, and you don’t need Amazon. A History of the Behemoth Amazon was incorporated in 1994 and quickly revolutionized how we buy books. The company soon became an e-commerce giant, acquiring online booksellers and opening sales to almost all types of consumer goods. Without a doubt, it is now the dominant force […]

I Tracked What I Wore All Month. Here’s What I Learned

My closet is of modest size, and I share it with my husband. After not buying clothes for all of 2022, and selling/ gifting/ donating/ eventually recycling unusable clothing, I thought I was a minimalist. So I decided to follow the Eco-Fashion Influencer trend and catalogue everything in my closet. Then, I tracked everything I […]

The Conscientious Indigo Movement You’ve Never Heard Of

Eight years ago, in 2015, Tennessee announced that farms were replacing dormant tobacco farms with indigo plants. In short, this was a business decision that rendered former tobacco farmers— long associated with being a crucial foundation of America— a new salt-of-the-Earth initiative: Dying blue jeans. Indigo is a natural dye that is in high demand […]

5 Reasons to Buy Nothing for Earth Month 2023

As we approach Earth Month, it’s important to reflect on our consumption habits and their impact on the planet. Many probably remember my crazy challenge for Earth Day 2021 where I participated in Buy Nothing for 30 days, where the challenge is to refrain from purchasing any non-essential items for an entire month. (I found […]

5 Ways to Start Wearing Conscious

Wearing stylish and sustainable clothing is a great way to not only look good but also feel positive about your impact on the planet. It can be tough to know where to start, though, with vague marketing messages, tons of options, and a lot of companies jumping on the ‘conscious’ bandwagon. The journey to where […]

Too Good To Go Is Too Good To Not Use

Too Good To Go is a mobile app that helps eliminate food waste by connecting users with local restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, and other food establishments that have surplus food at the end of the day. The app allows users to purchase unsold food at a discounted price, which would otherwise go to waste.

How For Days Co. Introduced Me to Circular Fashion

The Conscious Closet Dilemma Fall 2022 I was in the midst of my epic clothing purge, after realizing how much time and money it was really costing me to move, store, sort, and organize things I never wore. Clothes were listed on my Poshmark closet, but I wasn’t seeing fast enough sales. And some pieces […]