Month: August 2021

Sustainable Alternatives to Anthropologie Best Sellers

Stylish, unique and staple pieces never have to come from fast fashion brands! We can all love and appreciate the beauty of trendy brands such as Anthropologie, Free People, or Urban Outfitters, but the guilt that can come with supporting unethical practices can be unbearable. Further, supporting these companies in the slightest gives them the …

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Clothing Brands that are Guilty of Greenwashing

What is Greenwashing? Whether you are deeply invested in the controversies of sustainable fashion or not, you may be familiar with the booming term, “greenwashing”. Greenwashing can be defined as the act of falsely marketing a product or company to have deceiving environmental responsibility. This can be exhibited in the form of fake association with …

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Clean Beauty Under Attack – Where To Go From Here?

The “clean beauty” industry has lately been under attack for fear mongering among consumers, for banning ingredients on their “no” lists that others claim are fine to use, and for spreading mis-leading terminology like “chemical-free”.    Clean beauty has been a significant achievement as it has supported an awakening among consumers to be more aware …

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5 Ways to Donate to Reduce Waste and Ensure Reuse

I still cannot believe it’s been over a year (pre-pandemic times, oh my!) since I volunteered with sorting items to be processed and priced at Goodwill. One by one, I went through clothing donations, inspecting their condition and evaluating each piece, making the call on what could be sold in-store.  Although this experience sometimes feels …

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Changing our Agricultural Approach & Food Sovereignty

Photo by: Tomasz Figarski Our contemporary agricultural system – the mono-crop system – has been in use since it was developed by the ancient Romans and has made our current reality possible (Cribb 2019, taken from ‘Food or War’). This technology allowed for the tripling of the human population in the past 70 years alone (ibid.). …

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Shifting Gears Towards an Electric Future

Photo by @evsales.uk on Instagram Like air pollution, climate change impacts vulnerable populations the most, including our children, seniors and communities already disadvantaged by pollution and poverty. As a paediatrician, I see first-hand the harm caused by our oil addiction. Children living in polluted areas experience higher rates of asthma and slowed lung development. This …

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