Moving towards conscious living, is no easy path. One of the challenges of becoming more self-conscious is knowing what you buy and how it affects the world. Finding the right brands that suit you and do good can be challenging.Meet the inspirational Emily Wadell, a girl who like all of us, was trying to find her way through the sustainable and ethical world, until one day she decided to share it with all of us! She created The Honest Consumer, a place where she talks about sustainability, mental health, social impact, and more. And through her sister site Give A Damn Goods she also shares some of the best sustainable brands that are doing good and changing the world. Check out this weeks #goodtribe interview.
What exactly does it mean to live sustainably?Every day we make choices that affect the environment, the climate and other species. From what we eat to what we purchase, there’s a lot we can do to “choose” and reduce our environmental footprint. Thankfully, there are amazing people on and offline that make it easier for us to learn about what steps we can take to be better to our one and only home planet. Supporting sustainability leaders who are advocates of social justice and environmentalism will help you expand your horizons and it helps in making positive changes easier.
Before our amazing products arrive at your doorstep and are in your hands, there is a lot of work done behind the scenes to make that happen. It can take up to a year involving upwards of ten people and costing $3,000-$5,000 before it’s accepted into the collection. Even after the whole process and products are tested, with your feedback it may still not go into production
It’s time to wake up. Change is long overdue. Girl Power! International Women’s Day became official in March, 1911 with the support of over one million people who demanded the realization of women’s rights. March 8 is International Women's Day celebrated across the globe. It is a day to spread awareness among the people regarding women's rights and gender equality.
There never seems to be enough time. From shopping for groceries, buying our favourite coffee, picking new clothes, these decisions are made quickly. These decisions directly affect so many people. That is where purchase with purpose comes in. What if I tell you that you can do all of these things and help farmers across the globe at the same time? Or even better, help entire communities and the planet? Yes, this is possible thanks to Fair Trade!
This week we introduce you to another hero from our #GoodTribe, an inspiring good human helping our communities and our planet. The incredible human: Ben Higgins! We all fell in love with him during his appearance on The Bachelor, now get ready to fall in love with him again. His compassion extends to his work life and we are super excited to talk to Ben about his latest projects, including Generous Coffee and his book. Ben co-founded Generous Coffee, with the main mission and heart to serve communities! Imagine taking a sip of coffee and knowing that you just changed someone else’s life! Well, Ben is making it happen.
We were super inspired when we found our young tribe at Central Toronto Academy High School students. These students are our next leaders and are deeply invested in supporting the indigenous communities. On Orange Shirt Day we partnered with the students and provided them our super soft Fair Trade organic tees.
Hey, it’s National Send a Card to a Friend Day! And what’s better than giving a fun greeting card to our loved ones and making them laugh? Giving a greeting card that is 100% recycled and sustainable, and that can be planted to transform it into beautiful wildflowers and making them laugh!! How fun is that?
Picking out the clothes we wear every morning may seem like a simple choice, but this choice is linked to a variety of far-reaching environmental, social, and economic impacts. Learn how to shop for sustainable fashion and eco-friendly clothing.
Life is too short to wear boring clothes, right? By boring we clearly mean unethical and unsustainable fashion of course, because fast fashion is just so passé. Well, what are the alternatives you may ask? The answer is... stick with us and we’ll hook you up!
The Good Gen - An inspiring generation of seniors who are living it up with ebullient vigor and giving us #lifegoals. Yes, that’s how we would like to define the seniors, a generation often isolated and stereotyped as vulnerable, yet we have many examples of extraordinary seniors who are setting examples for us all, and reiterating the fact that age isn’t a matter of how old you get but really about how many years of fun you’ve had. We back that up with proof as we had a virtual rendezvous with the fun, creative, and happy 66 years old (read 20 something years old) Zippy Sandler.
Forget 30 under 30, when it comes to seniors, (elders aged 55+) this generation, is on fire. Seniors are often projected in society as vulnerable, and sad to say mostly we as a society have not been inclusive. While there are many seniors who do need support, there is also a generation of seniors doing some pretty amazing things at their age.
Sustainability expert Solitaire Townsend famously said, “Wear clothes that matter.” Gone are the days when sustainable fashion was unheard of, and the only few options that were available, catered only to women. Let’s face the facts, sustainable fashion and styling...
A good day always starts the night before. Not only is it important to start your day right, it’s equally important to end each day with good intention. An evening routine not only honors the day you had, it prepares you for the tomorrow by generating massive momentum, productivity, focus, creativity, and energy — but you wouldn’t know it in a society that celebrates busyness over basic health.
In today’s digital world none of us can do without a phone, right? Well we think, then none of us should do without the sustainable, compostable Pela Case for our phones either. Why may you ask? That's because it’s the easiest way we all can help in keeping 1 BILLION pounds of plastic from being made. And, less than 10% of all plastic ever gets recycled. Learn more about Jeremy Lang and his sustainable solutions for conventional plastic. Living green just got easier. Check out The Good Tee Blog.
In 2017 Yara founded Scoria, a sustainable brand of biodegradable cork yoga mats that believes in reconnecting with lost creativity and working towards enhancing mental and physical well-being that is focused on giving back to society.Scoria creates products that encourage a youthful mindset such as playfulness, imagination, and story-telling, packed in biodegradable packaging. Check out our latest Good Tribe Interview.
Meet the inspiring Ryuji, the man behind Peace By Vegan. He is a filmmaker raised in France who dedicated his life to changing the way we humans view animals through social media content. We got an opportunity to gain insights from Ryuji. He shares his insightful story about his love for animals. In this weeks #GoodTribe interview he inspires and shares with us how we can advocate for our fine furry friends and live a vegan life.
Founder of Bead & Reel, Sica Schmitz who is a speaker, writer, and stylist, is also a certified yoga instructor who strongly believes in mindful living. Her need for clothing that met with her vegan and humanitarian values led her to start Bead & Reel, a sustainable vegan fashion community to connect other brands, bloggers, and shoppers with conscientiousness in today's world. She is a dynamic fashion activist with abundant knowledge about mindful living and let's get some insights from her. Come join us, as we embark on her inspiring journey.
Will fast fashion survive the Covid lockdown? The time is right for slow, sustainable and circular fashion. Check out this weeks #goodtribe interview and learn how Blyth Gill, the founder of Tradle has created a sustainable production model that encourages a community of parents transition from fast fashion to zero-waste, organic apparel for children. The Good Tee is a proud partner of Tradle, an eco-friendly & premium kids clothing subscription service.Tradle is building a community of parents supporting the transition from fast fashion to a zero-waste, circular economy, swiftly moving towards a capsule wardrobe for a child’s everyday needs!