• Ethical Shoes for Fall
    Ethical Shopping

    Ethical Shoes for Fall

    If you want to build a more ethical wardrobe, shoes are a great place to start.┬áThe footwear industry has long been plagued with pollution, child labor, and poor working conditions. But many brands are hoping to turn this around by offering beautiful, sustainable, and fairly-made shoes. Today, I’ve curated a selection of ethical boots, heels, and sneakers that are perfect for fall. I’ve also included some discount links, so you can shop ethical without breaking the budget. So grab your pumpkin spice latte, wrap up in an oversized scarf, and get ready to swoon over autumnal colors and cozy fabrics. I felt in love with so many styles that I…

  • Budget-Friendly Ethical Jewelry
    Ethical Shopping

    Budget-Friendly Ethical Jewelry

    Ethical shopping doesn’t have to be expensive. Sometimes it’s worth it to spend extra to ensure your product was made with fair wages, safe working environments, and sustainable practices. Sometimes ethical companies can’t compete with the ultra-low, sweatshop-produced prices we’re used to. But sometimes you’re on a budget, and you just can’t afford ethical price tags. Or so you think. I’m here to tell you that it is possible to buy ethical on a budget. You just have to know where to look. Ethical jewelry is a great example of this. There’s a huge variety of ethical jewelry brands out there, with a wide range of styles and price points.…

  • Social Justice

    Dear Black Neighbor

    The week Michael Brown was shot, there was a young black man riding his bike in my neighborhood. I happened to look out the window from my desk just as he tumbled over his handlebars, landing face-down on the sidewalk. He lay there a moment, regaining his wits, and I scooted around in my chair, debating whether or not to go outside. I didn’t want to embarrass him, but when it took him several minutes to get up, I went to the front porch to make sure he was alright. As he finally got to his feet and brushed the gravel off his hands, I asked if he was okay…