Ethical Fall Basics

So now that Fall has totally set in, I feel like we should review the basics :). In case you’re looking for your new season essentials here are some great ethical Fall clothes and things to get this season started right! Ethical Fall Clothes: Jacket–Everlane City Anorak $98: Everyone needs a jacket for brisk but not quite cold days. I LOVE this jacket from Everlane. If I didn’t already on a very similar jacket this is tootally the jacket I would… View Post

Ethical Spring Basics

It’s finally starting to feel a little like Spring! Yay!! Tulips are springing up and trees are in bloom, makes me so happy! Time to get ready with some ethical Spring basics to add or forage in your closet. Spring Colored Tote (pixan tote $56): Even if you’re wearing all black this lovely tote from Global Goods Partners will add Spring to your outfit! The Perfect Necklace (double bar necklace $29): I love that this necklace can be worn 2 ways!… View Post

3 Holiday / Indulging Friendly Dresses & Ethical Options

(babydoll-santi dress $54 // shirtdress-everlane in gray denim $75 // shift dress- dahlia’s dress $72) It’s almost time for Thanksgiving here in the US and it’s really one of the most loved holidays because it is a time for food, family, gratitude and did I say food? When the holidays come around it’s time to indulge and enjoy your family’s famous recipes and cheers to that! To keep you comfortable and cute during this indulgent time of year, here are 3 holiday/indulging… View Post

Transition #4: Lace Dress in Fall

Well, officially COLD in NY which makes this end to my mini-series on transition pieces very aptly timed! I love a little lace, since I dress on the urban side, a little lace adds femininity and sexiness and for Summer it’s a natural choice. But I have to say I LOVE lace during the colder months too–lace brings a dreamy unexpected texture to fall outfits that I really really dig. So here are some ways to rock a lace dress… View Post

Transition #3 Culottes in Fall

We’re well into the Fall weather in NY and nearly done with my mini little transition series. I know culottes are not for everyone but I happen to love a good culotte and think that worn right they’re a super versatile item. Culottes were a big trend for the Fall 2015 runway shows but I actually think they’re not really a trend item. Culottes can look super classic while being a little fashion forward and they can be breezy in the… View Post

Ethical Plus Size Clothing

(Vaute Couture Swing Coat $250) In the few years I’ve been writing Made-to-Travel I’ve received numerous reader requests for plus size ethical clothing and honestly even just 3 years ago this realm of ethical clothing was super non-existent. While the options for curvy girls are still limited–ahem, not just in ethical clothing, but clothing in general–I’m happy to share  five ethical brands doing plus sized ladies right! Vaute Couture is a darling of the cruelty free fashion world and for good… View Post

Transition #2: Shirt Dress Outfits for Fall

The shirt dress is probably my most favorite item of clothing–bold statement, I know (!)– but I’ve been dying to share shirt dress outfits for Fall! A shirt dress is just such a great piece for all seasons! In Summer it’s breezy without being super casual or exposing and I think a great shirt dress can be dressed up or down and is modern, subtle kind of sexy and totally classic. Now(!) here’s how to layer a shirt dress to carry you into… View Post

Last Dips for Summer-Ethical Swimwear

Can you believe Labor Day weekend is already here?!? I am always so sad to see Labor Day, since it’s the sign that Summer is coming to a close. While it’s still the season to get your last dips on, I wanted to share my guest post on Blender Babes last week– Ethical Beachwear for Every Girl. I am constantly super excited by the great ethical swimwear that’s out there and this year is no exception! Blender Babes is no stranger to Made-to-Travel, I… View Post

Ethical Spotlight on Victoria Road

I have a really exciting introduction for you, friends (plus a discount-code below!). Victoria Road is a gorgeous ethical boutique born from a philanthropic venture in Pakistan by co-founder Shannon Grewer and grew to become a beautiful means for artists in emerging markets, like Pakistan and India, to uplift each other. By connecting established local designers and emerging artisans with local ethical manufacturers, Victoria Road helps these artists get over the hurdle of manufacturing, giving them an opportunity for their designs to be shared and ultimately… View Post

Ethical Spotting-Celebrity Fave Reformation

(clinton two-piece-out of stock-but petite in gingham available – $198 // Taylor Swift via WhoWhatWear) I love seeing ethical brands in the mainstream media and Reformation has been appearing everywhere–a celeb summer favorite since last year! While a lot of Reformation is totally in the “treat yo’self” category for me, I really do love the vibe of the super sexy, super modern clothing line and looking to treat myself not too far in the future :). What Makes Reformation Ethical:  Dedicated to… View Post

Ethical Memorial Day Sales

Hi friends! Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and TONS of ethical stores are having great deals to celebrate– here are my top 7 ethical Memorial Day sales to officially start your summer out right!   ACCOMPANY—  a beautiful shop that supports fair trade artisans all over the world, is offering 20% off items in their sale, use the code above at checkout–MY PICK: is this gorgeous summer inspired weekend duffle bag.   SHOPPE is a place for local… View Post

Happy Earth Day…Spring Blooms

Hi friends, I know it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted. Truthfully, I felt a little uninspired and in need a bit of a break. Hope you all don’t hold it against me! But I am now truly inspired by SPRING! Yay! Although the April showers are definitely in NY, Spring is blooming  and on this Earth Day I thought an ethical round up of some sweet blooming ethical fashion is appropriate :). floral backpack- $52.50 // silver leaf… View Post

What I Wore- Purple Impression

  Friends, I want to introduce you to a wonderful new ethical brand called Purple Impression. While visiting San Francisco I had the pleasure of meeting Drakshan and Afshan Khan the lovely, smart, passionate sister duo who founded Purple Impression from their desire to give Pakistani women an opportunity to use their craft steeped in tradition as a means of empowerment and independence. It is very traditional for women in Pakistan to be confined to their homes–a staggering statistic from 2008: only 21.8%… View Post