The Price of Fashion on Our Planet and 3 Ways You Can Help

It is estimated that the United States sends more than 16 million tons of textiles to the landfill every year.

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A Vocation of Service

Ethical Trade Stories: Sister Colleen

Living an ethical, sustainable lifestyle has become more important to me since I made my vow of poverty. I am a Sister of Mercy, and I have promised “by [my] practice of poverty...to commit [myself] to follow Jesus, who became...


What I Own Is Not Ultimately Mine

Ethical Trade Stories: Corynne S.

Though I’ve only just started seeking out a sustainable lifestyle, as I learn and grow, I have remind myself of these two facts: first, all of what I own is  not ultimately mine — it belongs to God and to...


There Is A Life…Behind Our Clothing

Ethical Stories: Claire C.

A year ago, I watched a documentary called ‘The True Cost‘. This film explains the fast fashion industry and the need for our world to embrace ethical fashion. In this documentary, I watched the poor fight for their lives as...


The Revolution of My Heart

Ethical Stories: Mary W.

The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?—Dorothy Day My story isn’t grand. It feels as if I’ve done nothing to...


The Earth Is a Pile of…Plastic, Food, and Fashion

Leti Bueno

"The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth." —Pope Francis We all want to do our part to care for the Earth, right? Well, consider this: Humans purchase about 1,000,000 plastic...