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

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

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 Spotting-Campana by Melissa Shoes

(photos: 1, 2, 3, 4) So what do Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, Jessica Biel and Carrie Underwood have in common? Obviously the Campana collection by Melissa Shoes! I’m a big a fan of Melissa Shoes because not only are they cruelty free and made in Brazil, but I also find them super super comfortable, I totally dig so many of their styles and they are great rain or shine. Rarely a week goes by that I don’t wear a pair of… View Post

Say YES! to Sustainable Accessories by Refugees in the US

Friends, I rarely post on crowd-funding campaigns, but Moola-Hoop, a crowd-funding site for female entrepreneurs, sent information on the Say YES campaign and I decided to make an exception(!) and said YES! Say YES is a wonderful collaboration between Open Arms a company that provides fair waged jobs to refugees in Austin, Texas and the women owned eco-conscious brand Blue Avocado. This video is what really made ME say yes to Say YES. The story of Odile is unimaginable and… View Post

Ethical Steals and Deals

Happy pay day Friday! If you feel like treating yourself here are some GREAT ethical deals for that hard earned money :). Happy happy weekend! 1. Mata Trader Cheyenne Shorts–$58 $18 / 2. Recycled Hoodie and Tank Bundle– $33 $29 / 3. Convertible Bucket Bag–$74.95 $44.97 / 4. By the Dock Bag–$64 $34.99 / 5. Iris Shoe– $160 $60 / 6. Neuaura Zhara Green Floral– $85 $33.99 View Post

Ethical Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner here in the U.S, so definitely time to get on something special for the daddies out there! Here are some wonderful ethical gifts for the dads in your life :). Cedar Wood Bottle Opener Set-$57.95 Handmade Silk Tie-$26.00 Fair Trade Sudoku Game-$32.00 $24.00 Upcycled Tent Travel Kit-$38.00 Beer Making Kits-$40.00 Hammock-$82.00 $74.69 Actual Game Baseball Bat Bottle Openers-$85.00-$125.00 Herbal Men’s Shaving Set-$90.00 Pops You’re the Tops Card-$5.00 View Post

Ethical Memorial Day Sales

I hope you’re enjoying a long Memorial Day weekend! While it’s dreary, pretty chilly, and even a tad rainy in New York, Memorial Day has always been the unofficial start of summer here and a great time to start on your ethical wardrobe for the (crossing fingers) warmer sunnier summer months! Here are some great ethical Memorial Day Sales to get you on your way!   ASOS Green Room is FULL of fair trade and sustainable ethical options! And since… View Post

Amour Vert-An Ethical Alternative

Last year when I asked you to think about solutions to your biggest obstacles to being a more conscious shopper, sweet and loyal reader Christine said she’d want to know ethical alternatives to mainstream stores. I really LOVE this idea for a new feature on Made To Travel, but honestly I found it really challenging to match a brand’s complete aesthetic and price point whether it’s an ethical alternative or not. Because I want to give you a real true… View Post

My Favorite Ethical Finds of 2012

One of my favorite things about writing made-to-travel is researching experimenting, reviewing and being inspired by all kinds of new ethical products that I share with you. 2012 was a GREAT year for discovery, so I’d like to reintroduce you to some of my favorite new ethical finds of 2012. 1. Compassion Couture-a fantastic  shop for ethical shoes, bags, and jewelry (seen here) 2. Osborn Shoes-the gorgeous collaborations Osborn did with artists was just amazing (post here) 3. EcoSwim-ethical swimwear… View Post

Ethical Evening Wear-The Holiday Office Party

Hi friends! I received a beautiful request from a young reader named Alyssa a few weeks ago. The dear Alyssa is looking for ethical prom/evening wear, a fantastic request since I actually don’t think I’ve done a post on evening wear on made-to-travel! And no better time for ethical evening wear than this holiday season where we’re inundated with holiday occasions….like the holiday office party! The trick for me personally in office holiday parties is you want to look more… View Post

Ethical Cyber Monday Sales

I hope if you celebrate Thanksgiving you had a fantastic time during the long weekend. Cyber Monday is by far and away my favorite sale situation. Shopping from the comfort of my own home is truly priceless. A LOT of the sales I shared last Wednesday are still going strong! Be sure to check those fab ethical sales HERE! But I perused the wonderful web over the weekend to find some extra deals for you to have an ethical Cyber… View Post