7 tips to navigate your teen to conscious fashion

7 tips to navigate your teen to conscious fashion

Across all social media platforms, teens and young adults are immersed in fashion ‘must-haves’. It’s these millions of images and messages that ultimately encourage gross self-indulgence through unyielding consumerism. Yet, flip the coin and there’s another side to fashion, both engaging and self-empowering! We’re onto something very exciting if, and when, we use fashion as a driving force to lead our teens into worthy self-esteem … Continue reading 7 tips to navigate your teen to conscious fashion

Santa's First Vegan Christmas

Book review – Santa’s First Vegan Christmas

Could there be any better gift than a box of vegan chocolate? This year there is! It’s a book entitled, ‘Santa’s First Vegan Christmas’. Like choccies, this children’s book will be enjoyed by all ages. Firstly, the book’s cover illustration is quite possibly the yummiest I’ve ever seen (is it only me or do you also think it looks good enough to eat?). Yet it’s the rhyming … Continue reading Book review – Santa’s First Vegan Christmas

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7 tips to taming teens’ taste for fast fashion

Teenagers can so often fall prey to frequent fashion ‘must-haves’.  It is no wonder, as enticing new stock hits fast fashion stores twice weekly nowadays. Retailers know just how to lure consumers into these absurd circles of micro trends. This incessant push for consumerism is a well-masterminded strategy to simply deliver profits for shareholders, but without revealing the exploitation and devastating effects this $3 trillion … Continue reading 7 tips to taming teens’ taste for fast fashion

7 Steps to Guide a Teen's Closet Clean

7 steps to Guide a Teen’s Closet Clean

As a vegan stylist and mother of both a tween and teen daughter, I’m intrigued by how we’re constantly chartering new waters when it comes to our individual clothing choices. For tweens and young teens, the necessity for constant size changes is only the beginning. Progressing from child-like prints and styles also calls for updates. Then there’re the social pressures, created by fast-fashion retailers and … Continue reading 7 steps to Guide a Teen’s Closet Clean

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My travelling bag hits the road

A savvy chic friend and boutique owner recently exclaimed, “Everyone needs to travel with a leather bag!” I agree, but only if that leather is what’s nowadays being called ‘future’ leather. ‘Future’ leather is manmade material which offers us a way to enjoy sustainable fabric that truly looks and wears beautifully, while also ecologically superior to the toxic brew of preserving animal hides. Thankfully, it’s present not future, so we don’t need … Continue reading My travelling bag hits the road

Cows of India

Sacred cows of India

Q. In one of your articles you say that most or the world’s leather comes from India. In this country the cow is sacred, so with respect, I think buying leather from there must be better than China for instance. At least they’re better treated. A. So sadly, it’s these non-slaughter laws which are heightening the cruelty of cattle. The reality (see this informative, very … Continue reading Sacred cows of India