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Megan Gill

FAST FASHION, WORKERS & THE ENVIRONMENT

FAST FASHION, WORKERS & THE ENVIRONMENT

Image source: Fashion Revolution Happy International Women's Day!!  Our purchasing decisions have an enormous impact on women all around the world. When we support businesses that are making ethical choices for workers and the environment, we are contributing to the growth of healthy, thoughtful companies.  -Did you know that women make up 80-90% of sweatshop workers earning less than $3 a day? -Fast fashion and overconsumption puts the fashion industry as the second most polluting industry in the world, behind oil. -Most clothing these days are made with synthetic materials like polyester, rayon, nylon or spandex which will take hundreds of years to...

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Megan Gill

EARTH FRIENDLY(ier) TOILET PAPER

EARTH FRIENDLY(ier) TOILET PAPER

People ask me a lot if we still use toilet paper. Listen, of course... I am not ready to start washing poop out of rags. Although, that would be cheaper. So the goal was to look for the most sustainable TP option. Eventually we'll find the money to spend on this bidet from Tushy. I've been reading about their benefits and being that much of the world uses them, it really shouldn't be that weird. Buttt, back to TP... I used to be a bargain hunter but most of the time that means you sacrifice quality or you are not...

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Megan Gill

KNOW YOUR PLASTICS

KNOW YOUR PLASTICS

As much as we try to avoid plastic in our house, I still believe there is a (small.. very small) place for it and that society needs to learn how to responsibly make, use and recover it in a way that is environmentally and health conscious. In order for us as consumers to take responsibility for our part, we have to understand what types of plastics are out there, the effects they have on our health or the environment, what to avoid, and how/what to recycle or compost. Obviously, moving away from plastics and disposables entirely would be ideal, but bla...

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Megan Gill

ECO FRIENDLY SHIPPING? IS IT POSSIBLE?

ECO FRIENDLY SHIPPING? IS IT POSSIBLE?

Before I thought of doing an online shop I was skeptical that online shopping could be eco-friendly. Buying online may not be the perfect way to shop sustainably, but if it prevents waste and more shipping in the long-run it is absolutely a better alternative. We just have to understand how to buy well when buying online.  Going zero waste you are lowering your carbon footprint simply by purchasing something only once that you are going to use again and again. I definitely think if it can be bought locally, especially grown or made locally, that is always the best way to go. However, buying...

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