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My Green Gift Guide

I read recently, in Forage and Sustain‘s Sustainable Gift Guide, that 90% of products that are returned during the holiday season get trashed. Trashed! It’s more expensive for the big box stores and giant fast fashion chains to dispose of these items rather than try to resell them.  That’s a lot of waste.  Our goal should be to try to avoid returns at all costs.  Returns hurt small shops bottom line, and the big guys send it to landfill.  I’m…

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Guides Slow Fashion

Summer Shorts Guide

Shorts! I never wore them until a few years ago. I have had a bad relationship with my legs for as long as I can remember. Even as a slim, size 6 Gal of only 15, I had idiot boys telling me how HUGE my legs were. I’ve have moles, stretch marks, bumpy skin, varicose veins, spider veins, cellulite, hair, dry skin, chubby knees (as an ex-boyfriend teased me about for years), and all the things we’re told to be…

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Guides Lifestyle

Gift Guide for Black & Indigenous Owned Businesses

Each Holiday season I like to promote small businesses.  I have either worked for or owned a small business over the past 20+ years.  Small businesses will always have my heart.  I understand first hand the impact that shopping local has.  This year I wanted to shine the light onto some amazing Canadian, Black, and Indigenous Owned Businesses.  Rather than our money going strictly to the big (predominantly White owned) companies, who already have a lot of money, support, small,…

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Guides Slow Fashion Style

5 Ethical and Sustainable Swimwear Brands

Summer is almost here!!!!   I have been receiving some DM’s asking about which ethical + sustainable swimwear brands I would recommend, so I thought I’d share 5 amazing brands that are sustainable, ethical, and just happen to all be Canadian and women owned.   Em & May  has a collection inspired by funky prints, bright colours, and a whole lot of fun.  This Montreal based brand offers their pieces made to order. They are sustainable + Eco-Conscious. sizing up to…

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