Vegan Shoes

Much like the curtain drawn between the behind-the-scenes of factory farming and the end products that we see in the supermarket, most of mainstream society isn’t aware of how the materials we wear are produced. People would prefer not to know what happens to animals in the process of getting them to our wardrobe, but if they did, their fashion choices would likely not seem as appealing to them any more.

My awakening

Prior to

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Organic Farming

I recently joined an organic farming co-op at my parents’ house on Long Island and volunteered there for the first time last week. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but it wound up being one of the highlights of my summer. The farmers there are all very passionate about organic farming and their enthusiasm is contagious. They seem to be totally in their element and they have a certain glow / high energy vibe …

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Natural Personal Care

Henry David Thoreau said it best: “Simplify, simplify.” Life is usually better when we keep things simple and look to nature for inspiration and solutions. However, the M.O. of the cosmetics and personal care industry might as well be “Complicate, complicate.” Most mainstream body care products contain long lists of complicated chemicals, several of which have been linked to hormone disruption and cancer. They are also usually tested on animals due to their potentially hazardous …

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