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
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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
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Ethical Spotlight: Global Goods Partners

(Sisal and Brass Drop Necklace from Global Goods Partners $22) September’s Ethical Spotlight is a wonderful ethical boutique– Global Goods Partners (GGP). GGP is a nonprofit enterprise dedicated to alleviating poverty and promoting social justice. Founders Catherine Lieber Shimony and Joan Shifrin, while traveling around the globe as international developers were inspired to find effective income-generating opportunities for women and their communities thus in 2005 Global Goods Partners was born. GGP is a carefully curated shop of fair trade accessories and home goods handmade by artisans in… View Post

Transition # 1: Socks and Sandals

Wah! I can feel the season changing! The evenings are getting dark and there’s definitely a chill right now in NY. To make the transition easier I’ve gathered 4 different items that you can take from summer into fall–Transition #1 Socks and Sandals. I know that this style is not everyone’s cup of tea. An easier transition is stockings and sandals, BUT I happen to LOVE a good socks and sandals situation and because I’m naturally adverse to pants I… 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
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It’s Still Warm! Let’s Have an Ethical Picnic!

While the warm weather is still with us, friends let us picnic…and even better let’s have an ethical picnic! I love to be outdoors when the weather is warm and eating/reading/relaxing/straight laying outside on a colorful mat is high on the list of my happiest things to do. So in honor of my picnicking past time here is everything you need to carry, bring, and lay on to enjoy the great outdoors and have a great ethical picnic :). carry:… View Post
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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
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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 Sandals for Summer

(gladiator sandal by neuara-$89.99) One of my favorite bits of summer is NO SOCKS! If I had my choice I swear I’d be barefoot everyday, all day! But since I can’t I love the next best thing–good comfortable ethical sandals that are versatile and breezy. Here are some of my favorites for your perusing pleasure. 1. beta black by vegetarian shoes-$99.99 // 2. portial sandal by olsen haus-$79.99 // 3. slipper jean by ahisma-$75 // 4. birkenstock eva slide-$30 //… View Post

Ethical Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Days is a couple of weeks away and whether the special dads in your life like to be cozy at home or out and around town there’s something for him in this ethical Father’s Day gifts roundup! body washes-$20 each // desk compass-$33 // civil war coaster-$36// hemp denim apron an bamboo tools (I got this for my dad!)-$30 // mud cloth blanket-$130 // chef deluxe basket-$68 // shot glasses w. caddy-$34.95// waffle cotton robe-$98 denim jacket-$79 // foldable… View Post
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Ethical Pet Accessories at the Borrowed Abode

Hiya friends! I did a guest post for my dear internet friend Jane from the Borrowed Abode. If you have a furry friend or have friends with furry friends, come see the ethical pet accessories available for our adorable besties.     View Post
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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
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