october 28 . 2016

being aware : first-world ethics

Once we know and are aware, we are responsible for our action and our inaction. We can do something about it or ignore it. Either way, we are still responsible.

– Jean Paul Sartre


I began waking up to the real-world-horror of fast-fashion and slave labor this Summer as I perused my friend Ellie’s website. Knowing that my clothes from Target and Nordstrom are most likely not ethically made didn’t really impact me until I watched True Cost, a documentary (available on Netflix!) which shares real stories from real people who, as slave laborers, make the clothes that we buy.

It started to change the way that I thought about clothing and materialism, and the value(s) we place on them. Continue reading “october 28 . 2016”

august 18 . 2016

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// flirting with “minimalism”

I’ve decided that I just want to live with less. I have more than enough clothes, make-up, toiletries, jewelry, decor. I disliked having clothes that I never wore (did the whole, backwards-hanger-if-it’s-not-forwards-in-a-year-you-won’t-wear-it-again deal and WOW too many!) in my closet because I might need it someday. I hated knocking over bottles of unused beauty products under the bathroom sink when I was putting folded towels away. So I started purging stuff! Continue reading “august 18 . 2016”