10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 6 & 7 The Reality of Second Hand

Day 6 & 7 of this Challenge, and I wanted to talk about thrift stores. Several of the items I have been wearing during the challenge (including a pair of shoes) are thrift store finds. I have been aware for a while now the environmental impact of bringing new items into our world, so forContinue reading “10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 6 & 7 The Reality of Second Hand”

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10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 5 Alternative Fabrics

Well, it’s day 5 of the Challenge, and my last post spoke about the prevalence of plastic being used as a common fabric today. It made sense then for me to next explore some of the alternatives fabrics, so I’m doing just that, giving a quick snapshot of some alternatives: cotton, linen, wool, and bamboo.Continue reading “10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 5 Alternative Fabrics”

10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 4 Plastic Fashion

Day 4 of this challenge, and still going strong. My previous post I spoke about pollution and the fashion industry. It is the second largest global polluter, second only the the oil industry. A part of why it is such a large polluter is the use of plastic in our fabrics. I’ll be honest, yearsContinue reading “10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 4 Plastic Fashion”

10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 3 Pollution Disaster

Today the time in between the appearance and the disappearance of trends is faster than ever. Customers can buy trendy clothing at an affordable price. The affordability of the clothing allows the cycle of trends to be very FAST! This is called “Fast Fashion,” also referred to as disposable fashion. In my last post IContinue reading “10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 3 Pollution Disaster”

10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 2 Consumerism is Killing Us

Well, it’s Day 2 of this Challenge, and I am feeling really good & inspired! Only 2 days in and already I feel motivated to cut down on my clothing, be more intentional with what I own, and learning to love the clothes I have more instead of feeling like I always have to addContinue reading “10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 2 Consumerism is Killing Us”

10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 1 Disposable Fashion is Clogging our Landfills

For the next 10 Days I will be wearing 10 articles of clothing (including shoes), that are captured in this image. This challenge originally is to encourage creativity with items in your closet to force you to create different outfits with a small amount of items. Visit Style Bee to read more about this Challenge!Continue reading “10 x 10 Challenge: DAY 1 Disposable Fashion is Clogging our Landfills”

Recipe | Zero Waste Granola

Super easy and delicious, here is how to make zero waste granola. I eat this every day, I think because I am addicted to peanut butter and honey, a match made in heaven. This specific recipe you most likely can get all your ingredients in bulk or plastic-free. Also, there are many additions you canContinue reading “Recipe | Zero Waste Granola”

Is Plastic Really THAT Bad? (Part 3): How to Make the “Best” Decision?

Helping you Navigate the Tension. As you probably gathered from part 2 of this 3-part blog series, reducing waste and becoming plastic-free is COMPLICATED! Reducing our plastic consumption is desperately needed, but simply replacing it with some other material while continuing to consume the same is also not sustainable, as the alternatives to plastic (likeContinue reading “Is Plastic Really THAT Bad? (Part 3): How to Make the “Best” Decision?”

How to Steer Clear of Greenwashing

If you haven’t heard of Greenwashing, then you need to. Do you remember when more “green” products were coming onto the market? It seemed like either the word “green” or the colour green was on every product I was coming across. At first I was excited, but then I started reading the small print andContinue reading “How to Steer Clear of Greenwashing”

Is Plastic Really THAT Bad?(Part 2): Are the Alternatives to Plastic any Better?

Are the alternatives to plastic much more superior in their environmental impact? Looking closer at glass, silicone, bamboo & stainless steel. In part 1 of this 3-part series I discussed what plastic was, and why it is that there is currently a massive movement toward ditching it. The pollution alone is impacting our waterways, ourContinue reading “Is Plastic Really THAT Bad?(Part 2): Are the Alternatives to Plastic any Better?”