More Upcycling Ideas from Pinterest

If I wasn’t careful, I could literally spend hours a day scrolling through Pinterest. There are so many beautiful pictures and amazing ideas on there!
I have a Board for DIY and Upcycling ideas (you can follow me at HemingwayLove.) And, I wanted to highlight some of my favorite upcycling projects in case you’re getting ready [...]

New Favorite Eco-Shopping Site: Lydali

This week I stumbled onto an eco and ethical shopping site that I am now madly in love with. The site is Lydali. And I can show you, in pictures, what they stand for.

Put simply, Lydali pulls together artisans from all over the world and promises them a fair wage for the beautiful items they [...]

Luscious Fair Trade Summer Scarves

Unless it’s 85 degrees out, I usually have a scarf around my neck. To me, scarves add elegance and a pop of color to any outfit. They’re also perfect to take to festivals and the beach to drape around your neck and shoulders when the night air turns cool.
Below, I’ve highlighted some of my favorite [...]

Planning a Wedding? Consider an Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress

Are you planning a wedding? Or, are you like me and just enjoy looking at beautiful gowns? If so then you’re in for a treat because a few days ago I received an email from Lori at Conscious Elegance, a small design firm that makes organic, upcycled and eco-friendly wedding dresses.
Lori asked if I’d be [...]

Eco-Friendly Fall Wardrobe Essentials

Chances are, you’re starting to stow away your shorts, sandals, and tanks, and drag out your sweaters, jackets, tights, and boots.
Fall starts officially in just a few days, and in many parts of the country (Michigan included!) it’s really starting to feel like it! The leaves are starting to change, the mornings are chilly, and [...]

Fair Trade Retailer Profile: Aldea Artisans

With fall on the way, many of you are probably starting to think about scarves. I know I always do this time of year. Scarves are the perfect accessory because they can be worn on hot or cold days, and they brighten up any outfit.
I wanted to highlight one small fair trade business I love: [...]

Fair Trade Fall Scarves

As I write this, it’s a cool 64 degrees outside. It’s been raining for two days here, and after the sweltering hot, dry summer we’ve had, I’m welcoming every drop! However, this early glimpse of fall weather has me thinking about cozy, wool scarves.
1. Earth Divas Fair Trade Wool Scarf

The Earth Divas fair trade black [...]

Eco-Friendly iPhone Cases

These days, the iPhone is just as much a fashion statement and identity-marker as your fair trade bag, DIY jacket, and custom-dyed jeans. This little device, carried by millions, not only keeps you in touch with the people you love, but it also lets you stay connected to the web, listen to music, and look [...]

Fair Trade, Upcycled Etsy Picks

I’ll be the first to admit I have a slight problem with Etsy. Well, slight might be an understatement. I love Etsy with a fierce passion.
The site has given thousands of artists the chance to sell their handmade and vintage goods, and many of them are pursuing their art full time, thanks to the success [...]

These Hats Help Women In a Big Way

Thankfully, soon the weather is going to make a change for the chillier side. We’ll need wool sweaters, jeans, tall boots, and even a scarf to cut the wind. It’s hard to imagine right now (with the thermostat hovering right around 93 at my house!), but fall is definitely on her way.
Which is why I [...]