Recycling Old Clothing Gives New Life to Old Clothes

Have you looked at your wardrobe and started wondering how to start recycling old clothing? As you work on decluttering the closet in the coming months, stop to think about the impact of your closet clean out.  What are you doing with your old clothes?  Donating used clothes is a great choice.  But what happens to clothing that is beyond repair and reuse?  Did you know that textile recycling is gaining in popularity? Old clothes gain new life as something other than clothes when you recycle them.  … [Read more...]

Sustainable Bathing Suits and How to Care For Them

While some people might just be seeing crocuses pop up out of the ground, we here in the south are heading towards summer. This week it will be almost 90 degrees and the pool opens in 2 weeks. Of course, summer for us means lots of time spent at the pool. Are you looking for a new bathing suit? There are a number of sustainable bathing suits on the market today that will help you green up your summer routine. I thought I would share a few brands that I have found, as well as some tips on how to care for bathing suits to extend the life of your … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Hemp Clothing for a Sustainable Closet

This post about the benefits of hemp clothing has been sponsored by The Motherhood and prAna but all opinions expressed here are my own. #prAnaMomA look into the closet of most American women would show you a very wide variety of cotton and synthetic materials. You would probably see a few too many clothing items and an assortment of hangers with dry cleaning tags on them. Needless to say, the standard American closet isn't really good for the environment. Traditionally grown cotton requires a ton of pesticides, which then end up in our … [Read more...]

Eco friendly Fabrics for Your Spring Wardrobe

Are you trying to find eco friendly fabrics for your spring wardrobe? Clothes are one of those basic necessities that people just can't live without. There are so many choices when it comes to fabrics that it can be a bit overwhelming to understand. When you are shopping for your spring wardrobe, here are a few eco friendly fabrics to keep in mind. While the prices may be a bit higher than traditional clothing lines, you usually get much more wear out of a high quality piece of clothing when compared to their cheaply made counterparts. Buy a … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Fashion: The right choice can reduce your Carbon Footprint

 Every once in a while, my husband comes to me with an idea that he thinks I need to blog about. He is very helpful when it comes to my blogging inspirations! He recently came across an article about fashion designers who are trying to reduce their environmental impact by creating eco friendly fashion styles including shoes, clothes, and accessories. There are a ton of eco friendly fashion companies on the web but this article really focused on the big name brands going green. I love to see mainstream companies going … [Read more...]

How to Care for Leather Boots Naturally

Can you picture in your mind the look, feel and smell of real leather? There is something so perfect about a new pair of leather boots. And then after a bit of wear and tear, they are no longer so magical looking. Now they just look old and tired. But, women's leather boots are not cheap so replacing them frequently just isn't going to happen.I got my first and only pair a few years ago and they are definitely showing their age. Wanting to clean them up a bit,  I started looking into how to clean leather boots but some of the products I … [Read more...]

Full figured fashion styles hit the runway at Macy’s #MacysEvents

This fashion post was sponsored by Macy's and SheSpeaks but all opinions expressed here are my own.When I was growing up, my mom was always on one diet or another. She drank a lot of diet soda and ate a lot of celery. But, she also ate too much chocolate and liked to spend too much time reading instead of exercising. Thus, she was always in a constant battle against her weight...never as thin as she wanted to be but not quite able to do anything about it. She NEVER invested money in nice clothes because her weight was always fluctuating so … [Read more...]

Eco Conscious Clothing Choices and Staying Warm with Horny Toad

This post about eco conscious clothing choices was inspired by a product I received from Horny Toad at no charge but all opinions expressed are my own.With the weather finally staying cool most days here in the south, I can finally start setting aside the tank tops and shorts and taking inventory of my fall clothing. While I don't buy a new wardrobe every season, I find that I usually need to invest in one or two things to round out the closet. I try to make it a "one in, one out" sort of system...find one item that needs replacing and when … [Read more...]