Ethical Meets Affordable: Nude Ethics

Nude Ethics designs and creates affordable pieces made with ethical standards. Each one of their in-house designs is organic cotton and fair wear production, made in England.

In addition to their own label, Nude Ethics carries brands who are either handmade, locally crafted, family-run, or use traditional craft.

This is my favorite Nude Ethics piece, the Nude Ladies Jumper, 100% Organic Cotton using water-based dyes, printed in Cornwall, UK.

 

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Millie and Lou is one of my favorite brands carried by Nude Ethics. Millie and Lou takes vintage garments and textiles and works with artists to transform them into one of a kind pieces.

Their dainty illustrations are inspired by some of the greats and contemporary art; each piece hand printed using heat application.

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The Conscious Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here and we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ethical brands for some one-of-a-kind gifts for all the special people in your life.

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Apprvl is a collection of handmade & hand dyed accessories made with natural dyes and fibers. Founder Megan Mussari takes inspiration from the Japanese tradition of Shibori indigo dyeing, run from her artist studio in Brooklyn.

Their iconic bandana is the perfect gift for the accessory-lover with an affinity for the handmade and one-of-a-kind. Bonus- APPRVL will custom-embroider your bandana for a little extra ;)

Conscious Co Magazine focuses on conscious culture and the social good community. The magazine features inspirational and informative stories, interviews and collaborations with leaders in the conscious movement, an ideal stocking-stuffer for the activist intellectual in your life. 

Boy Smells hand pours each candle in their Los Angeles Pico–Union studio. They use a magical blend of coconut oil and beeswax with a braided cotton wick in a glossy black glass tumbler, beautiful and rich–burning.

The embossed matte pink carton that this set comes in make them the perfect gift for that guy or gal who appreciates good design and self care.

Cold Picnic is a line of textiles, home goods and handmade jewelry formed in 2010 by partners Phoebe Sung and Peter Buer. All Cold Picnic pieces are designed in their Brooklyn studio partnering with a  family-owned business in India to produce their line of handmade rugs. 

The boob bath is the perfect cheeky accent piece for a wall or bathroom.

Palermo Body is a collection of truly natural skin care products made by hand in small batches by founder Jessica Morelli in her studio in Brooklyn. Each product is consciously formulated by choosing every ingredient with purpose and mindfulness of its benefits to your skin and effect on the environment. 

Palermo's Pure Rituals Aromatherapy set includes three luxurious oils, incense, and a beautiful ceramic dish, great for your health-conscious, holistic friend!

 Pure Rituals set $68

Pure Rituals set $68

Palermo's famous Coffee Scrub uses Organic fair trade coffee, raw sugar for gentle exfoliation with shea butter and coconut oil to nourish skin leaving it feeling supple and moisturized. 

 The S'well bottle is a guaranteed hit for any cool girl who's into hydration and sustainability. S’well is a proud supporter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, helping provide clean water to the world’s most vulnerable children. 

Keepers partnered up with local soap-maker By Ceci to make their first zero waste handmade citrus coffee soap!

Half the proceeds from the soap will go to Harlem Grown's summer youth program. The program uses urban gardening to empower youth to learn about nutrition and sustainability, donating all produce to the local Harlem community.

Keepers is naturally brewed sparkling citrus coffee. They use a Japanese flash brewing method we get a bright, refreshing flavor you can't get enough of, now sold at Whole Foods!

 

The Essential Fall Tote

With cold weather around the corner, I started looking for the perfect fall bag. Every woman knows your everyday tote is a highly strategic purchase. It has to be able to carry everything you could need for any possible situation. I spent the afternoon with my Motif No.3 bag to show how it’s the perfect sidekick for any girl on the go.

 When we choose to shop brands like Motif No. 3 who are made in the USA, we are supporting better working conditions, fair wages, cleaner production, and higher quality standards.

Motif No.3 is a family-built designer bag brand and creative magazine, designing products that reflect art for the creative professional. Their canvas is sourced in the US, their leather is currently sourced internationally (they’re working on sourcing their leather in the US).  Each piece is designed and made in their workspace in in Temecula, California. Motif No.3 is for those who strive to be creative, innovate and shape the world for good. 

The Ross family, Maggie, Joel, Stephen and Cheryl launched Motif No.3 as a family-owned business in March of this year. There mission is to cultivate creative culture, and from this stems the desire to bring fair jobs into the fashion industry. 

The Transitional Pant by Everlane

As much as we hate to admit it, summer is officially over. As we’re mourning the loss of sunny Saturdays in cut-offs and tees, we enter into one of the most challenging seasons: the transitional period between summer and fall. You’re not sure whether to wear a sun dress and suffer through the 60 degree weather or wear jeans and sweat it out on the subway.

We have found the perfect transitional pants: the Everlane Wide Leg Crop Pant. These airy yet structured pants are the ideal in-between. The cropped silhouette offers a nice relaxed vibe while easing yourself into cooler weather. We loved them so much we got two pairs! Dress down with a simple tee or dress up with a pair of mules and a cropped sweater.

About the brand: Everlane is a brand committed to radical transparency in their production, and take extra care to build personal relationships with their factories and ensure that their workers are paid a fair wage.