It’s that time of year again. Party time! You may or may not be letting your inner hostess run wild, but either way you can definitely count on a slew of invitations to begin pouring in. As you carve out your holiday calendar don’t forget to find some killer hostess gifts to properly thank your party planners. Here’s 7 ethical, and most importantly, affordable hostess gifts to guarantee a home run holiday season.
Here in NYC having a washer dryer in your apartment is the definition of “making it”. Sad we know, but true. As New Yorkers, we give up a lot of modern amenities to live in the city we love. If you are one of them, this blog post will change your life. If you are a normal citizen living anywhere else in the western world, you probably have a washer/dryer in your home but may struggle to care for your handwash or delicate garments. This machine is for you too. Here’s the most sustainable washing machine that’s gentle on your clothes and the planet.
Give “circular economy” a quick google and you’ll find that the amount of incomprehensible information out there is enough to drive anyone up a wall. Circular economy sounds good, like something that might be a gamechanger. But finding out exactly what it is or what it means to us in our everyday lives can be challenging. Especially to those of us who want to know how we can apply it to fashion. When we, at C&A Foundation, embarked on our own circular mission, it was tough for us too. We talked to dozens of experts, some of the most brilliant minds in the field. Ultimately, we helped create the world’s first Cradle to Cradle t-shirt and here’s how you can too.
It’s officially the season for the hostess with the mostest. You find random excuses all year to entertain, but in this season you get to go hogwild. So as you get ready to baste the turkey and trim the tree, here’s 11 ethically made home goods you simply must-have to make your holiday entertaining dreams come true.
By Megan Dawson-Elli, Business Development Manager, THR3EFOLD
Spend anytime in NYC (our home) and you’ll quickly notice our obsession with leather. The benefit of leather products is that they look and feel amazing while lasting for years. Not to mention they’re warm and badass. These stylish pieces are not without their controversy though. Vegans are looking for animal free options while environmentalists recognize the harsh effects that tanning has on our planet. But textile science is finally catching up to demand and there is a whole new vegan leather on the market that is making waves. Here is how it’s made.
What if we all clean up our own mess? That’s our motto at MUD Jeans, the first and only
circular denim company. What does sustainable denim mean? Well, it’s quite broad, true, but the five points below should be convincing enough to explain how we do things in this thrilling Dutch growing company.
Every item in your closet says Made in <fill in the blank>. The intention is good but the execution is nowhere near helpful. Is it made in a way that uplifts the people who make it and the environment that supports it? Who’s to say. Here’s why fashion needs a better tagging system.
Riding in the back of trucks, volcanic views and textiles, that would be a very brief summary of my trip to Guatemala with art tourism company Thread Caravan, which hosts artisan workshops around the world. Known for its colorful and vibrant textiles, we ventured throughout the beautiful country, with various modes of transportation, working one-on-one with artisans from Guatemala’s indigenous communities while also exploring and experiencing the local culture, flavors and textiles.
As someone that has always had a deep appreciation and love for artisan craft, I found my eyes opened up in a completely different light than expected. Far beyond traditional travel, on this trip, travelers have the opportunity to connect with a country in a completely immersive, ethical and adventurous way.