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Back to School with Brainiacs of the Animal Kingdom

September 05, 2016

The days are getting shorter and the air is getting crisper, which means it’s time for back to school! While we think every creature is amazing in their own way, there are a few with extra special talents. In honor of the academic pursuit, here are some animals that make it onto Mother Nature’s honor roll:

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Leather's Hidden Costs

Leather's Hidden Costs

August 14, 2016

For many vegans, the benefit of a leather-free wardrobe is obvious – abstaining from leather means abstaining from animal cruelty. However, eliminating animal cruelty from your wardrobe is just one of the benefits from removing leather from your wardrobe.

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Trash to Treasure: T-Shirts

Trash to Treasure: T-Shirts

July 17, 2016

T-Shirts: an essential of every minimalist’s life and one of the most ubiquitous event souvenirs. No matter how excited you were to receive that t-shirt, chances are that you have a drawer full of the same thing at home. Luckily, t-shirts are the base for a multitude of fun, functional and easy projects. Instead of adding to the thrift store’s stock or throwing them away, take a look at these ideas:

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Fabulous Fathers of the Animal Kingdom

Fabulous Fathers of the Animal Kingdom

June 14, 2016

With Father’s Day coming up, now is the perfect time to take a few minutes to learn about the fathers of the animal kingdom. From bullfrogs to penguins, here are a few dads that go above and beyond

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Beautiful, Sustainable Style of Cork

May 14, 2016

Cork, most frequently associated with wine bottles, is stepping out into the world of fashion. But what exactly is cork? Is it sustainable? And, does it look good?

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Chinese New Year 2016: Will the Year of the Monkey Brings the Species Luck?

February 07, 2016

Occupying the 9th position in the Chinese Zodiac, the monkey is a smart, naughty, wily and vigilant animal.

Sadly, monkeys are subjected to cruel experiments, entertainment, food, and loss of habitat. During this Year of the Monkey, we’re putting a spotlight on the complex social relationships and the many trials of these primates.

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Re-gifting Isn't As Rude As You Think

December 30, 2015

The big day is behind us and the holiday dust is finally settling. But through the process, you were on the receiving end of a few not-so-desirable gifts. Whether they are not to your taste or don’t fit with your ethics, the question now becomes: what to do with them? 

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Gift Cards Aren't All Bad (with this twist)

December 23, 2015

If you're like many people, you feel just a tiny bit guilty when you give someone a gift card. Gift cards, while handy, have a way of feeling impersonal to both the giver and the recipient. ("Oh, wow, a gift card. Thanks, sis!")

However, in a cool twist on this popular gift:  The key is to 

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The Everlasting Gift of Experience

December 16, 2015

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. – Dr. Seuss.
 
They can be triggered by a scent. A song. A photograph.
 
In this week’s Compassionate Gift Giving series, we’re getting nostalgic for those random memories that make us smile and warm our hearts. We’re talking about the gift of experience.

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Fair Trade Gifts

December 09, 2015

Do you ever wonder if purchasing a fair trade product really does anything for anyone? Does it even help or change anything? The answer is an astounding YES!

When buying fair trade, the money you spend on day-to-day goods can improve an entire community’s day-to-day lives.

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Giving Green

December 01, 2015

This week, we’re talking trash! That’s right! Gifts that: Reduce. Reuse. Repurpose. 

Upcycled and recycled materials are warm, comfortable, durable, and make a more powerful statement than their animal-based and virgin competitors.

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The Gift of Cruelty-Free Fashion

November 25, 2015

We ❤ to give the gift of cruelty-free fashion as much as we love to wear it!   

With a growing awareness of the increase of pollution, deforestation, global warming, resource depletion, and animal cruelty the holidays offer one of the greatest opportunities to lead by example by giving cruelty-free fashion that is stylish, thought-provoking, and inspiring to everyone on your holiday list!  

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