THE WAYS TO BE RESPONSIBLE
Responsibility is our current state of mind. From doing our part in caring for Earth to getting out of our own way to reach our full potential, here is our curated list of the best ways to be responsible this month.
THE BEST SHOPPING
Upcycled denim, regenerative agriculture in fashion and refillable bodycare are at the top of our responsible shopping list.
This is the epitome of conscious style. Maggie Marilyn is a brand with a climate-positive status, a steadfast commitment to its circular business model, and ambitious plans for a decarbonized, regenerative supply chain. We’re amazed by the work they’ve done and will continue to do with future innovation.
Denim can be a dirty business and Anna Foster wanted to fix that. E.V.L stands for East London Vintage Denim because that’s just what it is–upcycled denim made from post-consumer waste. Unique by nature, we can’t wait to make a statement in one of these pairs of jeans.
UNI is a zero-waste bodycare brand ready to shake up the industry. Made with natural ingredients specially formulated to be reef-safe, hydrating benefits and packed in refillable packaging, UNI Bodycare Collection is our go-to this season.
THE BEST READS
Personal responsibility, reselling children’s clothes and becoming a better shopper is what we’re reading up on this month.
We took our time with this one because we were busy scribbling notes and highlighting all the way through. Kain Ramsay does an excellent job teaching us to take responsibility for the role we’ve played in undermining ourselves so we can find more fulfillment and satisfaction.
Kids outgrow their closets quicker than we can find what they want. Kara Livingston and Nicole Boynton founded Hand Me Up to reduce to help reduce clothing waste by reselling children's clothing. We love how they’ve made neighbors out of strangers through children's clothing.
A class in shopping? Sign us up. With Tan France (our favorite!) as our teacher, MasterClass gives us 11 easy tips for being an effective and responsible shopper.
THE BEST ENTERTAINMENT
Taking responsibility for our happiness, breaking up with fast fashion and our latest upcycling follow are how we’re finding entertainment this April.
We all find ourselves stuck on autopilot sometimes. It can be comfortable but not fulfilling. Antonio Neves and Andy Storch discuss how to move past the things holding you back from taking responsibility for your happiness.
Gabriella Smith has made it her life’s work to raise awareness of the effects of fashion in our world and in this TEDTalk she talks about breaking up with fast fashion for good by investing in your closet. It’s all about slow fashion, just how we like it!
From design student to Instagram sensation, Nicole McLaughlin evolved her hobby into an ever-evolving exploration of upcycling and sustainable fashion. Her work is a playful approach to serious handwork and we highly recommend you make her your next follow.
THE BEST FOR EARTH
Earth deserves celebration all year round. But just like our birthdays, Earth Day is the extra special day we honor everything the planet gives us.
We were gifted an elephant a couple of months ago and can’t begin to tell you how much we love following along with their growth! The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is an incredible organization conserving and protecting wildlife in Kenya, Africa.
Sky High Farm is a nonprofit organization working to increase access to fresh, nutritious, locally produced food while investing in collaborative long-term solutions for food security. We’re so inspired by their ability to bridge the gap between regenerative farming and food access initiatives.
Take the day to volunteer by cleaning a local beach. Golden Gate National Parks host daily opportunities to help out or you can just do your part on your own.