Conscious Living

The Good Blog

Conscious Living Reads To Live The Good Life

The Good Blog RSS

Ryuji, Animal Liberation Activist and Founder of Peace By Vegan
When you think about love, most of us think about romantic love between two humans. It's time to crack that definition wide open to include all living beings and love that's beyond specie barriers. If we see how much other species care for their lives and their importance to our existence, it might change the way we look at the world. Ryuji made animal liberation his life's purpose and wants everyone one of us to be patrons of the cause. Let's hear the inspiring story of Ryuji, that made him a vegan animal activist.
#THEGOODTRIBE INTERVIEW WITH SICA SCHMITZ, FOUNDER OF BEAD & REEL

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.

 

#THEGOODTRIBE INTERVIEW WITH , BLYTH GILL FOUNDER OF TRADLE

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!

Measuring Your Sustainability Impact from Akhil Sivanandan, Co-founder Green Story
What better time to rethink our closets than now? We didn’t see any reason to wait, so Green Story came together with thought-leaders in the fashion industry to explore their supply chains, green growth and the power of circularity. It is vital in the present scenario to protect our environment and we got the co-founder of Greenstory, Akhil Sivanandan here, to give his insights about the sustainable fashion and its impact in providing awareness for consumers to make greener choices.
Artisanal & Vegan, Nuts For Cheese Interview with Founder Margaret Coons
Once upon a time, not that long ago, going vegan meant giving up all the creamy, funky, crumbly, and salty glories of cheese. But that terrible era has come to an end and the world is abound with dairy-free vegan cheese options by introduction of Margaret Coon's highest quality, organic dairy-free ingredients and an enthusiastic team of diverse individuals who have made 'Nuts For Cheese'. It's a leading innovator of quality 100% dairy-free, plant-based cheese made from Certified Organic and Fairtrade cashews. Without further ado, let's get to know the her journey, products and their recipe. Wish you a happy reading!
Why Ethical Fashion Is Actually The Better Deal- How to Calculate Cost Per Wear
Venturing out into the universe of moderate design and ethical fashion is not easy. It is very much needed right now to think about sustainable development, fair trade and eco-friendly products. There is more than just a price tag behind the ethical fashion product which brings you higher-quality, longer-lasting products that you’ll be able to love for a long time and feel good about buying. We believe everybody lives can be enriched along the way to a more ethical fashion future
LEARN PLANT-BASED HOME DYEING FROM EXPERT, ANIA GRZESZEK
This season, our love for naturally dyeing fabrics at home is inspiring new techniques.  As we were exploring the world of natural dyes we stumbled the blog Kalio, and had the opportunity to interview the founder, Ania Grzeszek. Her career started as a  full-time professional architect and transitioned to pursue her passion for fiber art and textiles five years ago and has not looked back.  We sat down with Ania and here’s what she has to say.
#THEGOODTRIBE INTERVIEW WITH CASSANDRA CIARALLO, FOUNDER OF CHIC MADE CONSCIOUSLY

Chic Made Consciously disrupts fast fashion with a conscious sustainable fashion alternative. They offer fashionable and sustainable accessories that make a difference in the lives of our global artisan partners as well as repurposed to help our planet, we are letting know there is a different way to do business.

NATURALLY DYE YOUR FABRICS AT HOME WITH COLOUR LOVER JULIE SINDEN
Do you want a good activity for summer? Eco-friendly natural dyeing fabrics give you magical results every time. Tie-dying is the hottest trend. And doing it sustainably is the even cooler! T Let's hear about natural fabric dyeing from the words of experienced award winning textile artist- Julie Sinden.
HEALTHY EATING MADE SIMPLER WITH HAZEL AND CACAO
Who said mouth-watering deserts cant be healthy? Chef Talida turned to diet and lifestyle to get better after her health took a turn for the worst, and conventional medical treatments failed her. She transitioned from literally being a food ‘hater’ to making such delicious and healthy recipes. Talida had quite a story to tell and we’d love to share it with you. A little dose of good inspiration is all you need for the week!
NATURAL FOODS MEET SUSTAINABLE FASHION: HOW TO TIE-DYE YOUR T-SHIRT AT HOME
I know the artist in you is always secretly thinking fun and fresh ideas to breathe new life into your clothes. From beading, screen-printing to cut-outs and patchwork, there are many ways to satisfy your crafty cravings and recreate with your t-shirts.Trust us, there’s no looking back once you start tie-dyeing at home. It’s just so simple, fast and satisfying! Gone are the days when tie-dye only sent flashes of the 90s and the Woodstock Festival in your head. It’s the hot new trend we’re drooling over this summer. Here are our natural tie-dye picks for the season. Learn how to tie-dye your clothes at home.
DEE SILKIE'S TIE DYE LOVE & TEXTILE ART COLAB WITH THE GOOD TEE
Dee Silkie's is a creative entrepreneur that translates fabric  to beautiful tie-dye clothing. Her eternal love for tie-dyeing and passion to travel has paved the way for a successful career as a fashion designer. Check out her colab with the Good Tee as she tie-dyes our blank tshirts.
Focus On The Good 10 Day Challenge: Shift Your Perspective To An Attitude of Gratitude

Habits take time to build. We, at The Good Tee, are proposing a challenge to help us lead with happiness, increase optimism, and bring us so much more.  A 10-day challenge to help us focus on the good. Join us and shift your perspective.

GOING ORGANIC WITH CHEF ADDISON
I absolutely love exploring her blog, Organically Addison. What’s extraordinary about her is that she’s a data analyst by day and indulges in curating healthy, easy, affordable and super yummy recipes by night. And like that wasn’t enough, she believes in eating chocolates everyday! I’m always down for a little chocolate therapy too. 
TAKING GOOD CARE OF YOUR CLOTHES: "GREEN" WASHING INSTRUCTIONS 101

We live in a world obsessed with laundering an item after a single-use. Yet doing the laundry has a huge environmental impact on the planet. Good news! Up to two-thirds of clothes’ carbon footprint occurs after you take it home. That’s awesome because most  of the nasty stuff in the fashion industry is in your hands to fix. The extra good news is that it’s not even hard stuff to do. 

THE WATER CRISIS AND WHAT THE GOOD TEE IS DOING ABOUT IT

The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world. It takes more than 5,000 gallons of water to manufacture a T-shirt and a pair of jeans!  Moreover, an estimated 17 to 20 percent of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. We often turn a blind eye to these factors when making a purchase. But it also happens to be that one area where we can make a difference- just by making better choices. After all, water is the ultimate commodity and we need to treat it like one.

#CheckYourPrivilege with Amie Cunningham, founder of Thief&Bandit, As She Responds to The #BLM Movement Through Fashion and Art
Amie Cunningham, founder of Thief & Bandit believes in combining art and activism through art, the true form of expression that can unite us. Outspoken, empathizing her feelings with her black friends, had gradually been supporting the Black Lives Matter organization and reinforcing the importance to support with her ink tee designs. Our collaboration and discussion with our new #TheGoodTribe member has only been a progressive step towards this initiative. Check out our collaboration and our new designs.  
#THEGOODTRIBE WITH PLASTIC FREE TORONTO

Two changemaker warriors sisters, Lin and Toni started Plastic Free Toronto. It started as a hub for sharing tips on low-waste living but evolved into a movement of conscious Torontonians who want to live in a more wholesome and sustainable world, where climate change awareness and social justice are commonplace. 

GOOD NEWS ALERT! WE ARE NOW A CERTIFIED B-CORPORATION!
The Good Tee is all about crafting premium quality products while keeping the planet and its people in mind. We strive to improve each day, but what’s remained constant are the good humans who make our products and the people who support us. With the B Corp certification, we are now in the esteemed company of fellow responsible companies with proven great values. 
10 CREATIVE FAIR TRADE GIFT IDEAS TO MAKE FATHER'S DAY EXTRA SPECIAL
This year, beam internally as you spend some time with him and watch him unwrap something with good vibes. We’ve compiled a list of amazing Fair Trade gifts that your Dad will not only LOVE, gifts that support good humans in developing countries. Whether he loves sports, coffee, or fun socks, we have some extra special Father’s Day gift ideas for you. 
HOW TO MANUFACTURE RESPONSIBLY WITH THE SOURCE MY GARMENT BOOK
Fun, focused, and completely in-depth, the  Source My Garment book is the ultimate step-by-step insider’s guide for entrepreneurs and fashion start-ups to build a thriving, prosperous, and sustainable design business. This book is an ultimate guide for those conscious humans who want to venture into the entrepreneurial world of fashion and are wondering where to start

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner