Minimalism & Sustainability

For me minimalism and sustainability have always been connected. A big part of the environmental issues of our stuff is how much of it there is, so reducing how much stuff you purchase is a wonderful way to reduce your impact. Living more minimally also often means that you can “buy less and buy better”- buy fewer things but invest … Read More

Eco & Ethical Alternatives to Zoella’s Fall Style

To dispel the myth that ethical/sustainable fashion is boring, ugly, and not in style, I decided to recreate Zoella’s autumn lookbook with conscious alternatives.   Outfit 1 Striped top from Krochet Kids * (US) Stripey organic t-shirt from Braintree * (UK) Light-wash jeans from MUD Jeans (NL) Pom Pom Beanie from Hoodlamb (vegan) (NL) Yellow wool knit hat by Wild Honey Design from Ethical.Market (UK) … Read More

Questions To Ask Before Buying New Clothes

To go along with this week’s video about 5 things I no longer buy, these are some questions I’ve found helpful and think are good to ask yourself before buying anything new:   When/where will I wear this? Clothes should fit your lifestyle, only buy pieces you know you’ll actually wear.   What will I wear it with? Make sure … Read More

Vegan Thanksgiving

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It’s Canadian Thanksgiving and even though we no longer live in Canada, I never pass up an excuse to have friends over and cook a bunch of delicious food.     On the table this year is: lentil shepard’s pie I used this recipe from the Minimalist Baker and it’s delicious a quinoa, apple, kale, & squash salad, from this “Harvest … Read More

Holiday ‘Shop your Closet’ Lookbook

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This year why not shop your closet before buying a new holiday outfit? The holidays are a time where unfortunately a lot of clothes are bought which only get worn once, maybe twice. This is not very environmentally friendly and also creates unnecessary clutter in your closet. I’ve joined some other capsule wardrobe youtubers to create holiday lookbooks without buying … Read More

Fibres & Fabrics Series

The materials you choose are pretty important, they affect the comfort and performance of a garment, how you care for it, and also have an environmental impact, some much more so than others. There are a ton of different textiles available, all with different looks, benefits, and sustainable/ethical issues. I created this series on My Green Closet to talk about common fibres … Read More

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