Can Slow Fashion be Considered Sustainable Fashion?

In today’s world, we have nearly instant access to trending fashion styles. It’s easy to browse online and add cheap, fast fashion to your cart—and at great prices. “What’s the harm?” Unfortunately, the fashion industry accounts for nearly 1.2 billion tons of CO2 per year– that’s nearly 10% of carbon emissions around the world. And with most of these new garments ending up in landfills, most of your new garments will come with a pretty steep environmental price.  Slow fashion attempts to address these sustainability issues by cutting carbon emissions, addressing overproduction and industrial waste, and ensuring that garment workers…

SF Gift Guide #5: Gifts for Your Vegan Friends

Here comes yet another in a long line of gift guides this season. We plan to keep em comin’, and strong! Today, we address finding gifts for our vegan friends. I’m a vegan, and I basically just have to go off what I would like. How convenient right? Not really.  Honestly, I don’t go around wearing it on my sleeve but I don’t hide it either, and vegans can be quite different from each other, on both their reasons, and their beliefs. There are probably plenty of ideas out there for what to get a vegan or vegetarian, but at least you…

Quinoa Apparel – Eco Friendly, Animal Friendly, Designs for Fall

Quinoa Apparel is a great independent eco friendly label with so many reasons to love! Not only do they have a variety of fun, thoughtful and beautifully handcrafted designs, but they love animals, and off-put their own carbon emissions. All of their designs are original and hand screen printed with non toxic inks on mostly organic fabrics, all sweatshop free. Did I mention they love animals? They do, and that’s huge to me. Over my evolution as a blogger, and a vegan I seek out more and more the types of brands that match my beliefs and hopes for the…