Vegetable Dye Using Avocado Skin Avocado skin dye is a great way to add pink shades to your garments. A pale pink sweater I bought on Poshmark had become quite beige, so I thought this would be the perfect way to (naturally!) add the pink back in. I also had a pink dress that I […]
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 […]
As Demonstrated by My Friends & Family 1 – Silk Mondo models his Indie Ella Clothing upcycled silk kimono, the staple of sun and wind protection for beach days, pool lounging, festivals, picnics, and cool nights. Yes, runway shows rolled out silk in droves for the season, with prints and colors ranging from subtle to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
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 […]
Why I started a socially conscious fashion Instagram account @wearingconscious and where I am now in the socially conscious fashion journey.
This year, my socially conscious goals are focused on Body, Mind, and Spirit. In 2022, I based my goals on what I had started on in 2021 and wanted to go further with. The pandemic still had most social gatherings canceled in 2021, and my living situation was different as well. So 2022 Goals naturally […]