There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere. —Annie Leonard
Welcome back to my monthly series of The Cut! I can’t believe The Cut: No. 11 is here!
I’ve been spending a lot of time pivoting and creating content, all while trying to purge and organize my personal life.
Let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy doing both, but it feels so good to cross things off of my to-do list that I’ve felt have been on there for so long.
I’m SO excited for what’s to come! I feel like my work is constantly evolving and it’s equally exciting as it is making me impatient because I want to show you everything all at once, ha!
Fashion is a large contributor to our landfills and pollution. To help our planet, here are some more great fashion brands you can purchase from and still do good.
AMAIÒ is an ethical luxury fashion brand I found a few months ago. They make the most beautiful, one-of-a-kind swimwear pieces I’ve ever seen! If you’re looking for delicate-looking, yet sustainable and feminine swimwear, I’d look to AMAIÒ. I mean, this one-piece swimsuit and this strapless swimsuit is just beyond stunning!
Their brand ethics are on point with their style so if you’re looking to invest in some swimwear this summer…cough…cough.
Whether you’re looking for rings for your engagement/wedding or are looking for a special every day piece, The True Gem is the place to look for sustainable jewelry. Their pieces are made from responsibly-sourced gems/diamonds and recycled metals. They are very much about providing a personal experience to make sure their customers are happy, which means customized pieces are that much more special to you!
The True Gem is located right here in Dallas, TX and provide quotes upon request/appointments only.
Since I’m a huge beauty lover, I’m super excited to bring you more clean beauty brands I recently found that you can experiment with. Feel free to play with beauty with me!
As you guys know, I’m working on adding more clean beauty to my lifestyle. Late last year, I had my first clean beauty brand experience with MiniLuxe to learn more about the industry. However, with things being the way they are right now, it wouldn’t hurt for me to add some more non-toxic nail polishes to my collection for at-home manicures.
I came across Sundays a few years ago while walking through a Saks store in New York. I recently found them again on Instagram and loved learning that they are a cruelty-free, vegan, 10-free, and non-toxic nail polish brand! Give me ALL of the neutrals please! And as a sucker for aesthetics, their packaging is to DIE for too!
I’ve been looking for a more sustainable way to shave and also came across OUI the People on Instagram late last year. I’ve had my Venus razor for about ten years now. However, I was becoming quite conscious about using plastic razor heads. My best friend’s mom purchased a TON of replacement razor heads for us years ago and as we finally near the end of our supply, I’ve been looking for a new, more sustainable razor.
I LOVE that OUI the People is all about sustainable living. I appreciate that I can just replacement the blades instead of an entire razor head. Their line is absolutely stunning and I’ll tell you, I have my eye on their rose gold razor! And did I mention that OUI the People is a black-owned business? Yep!
You can purchase OUI the People products directly on their website.
One of the biggest things I’ve started to do is to invest in items and services that are environmentally friendly. Here are my recent finds and don’t you worry, I’ll be sharing more eco-friendly brands pertaining to lifestyle as I find them!
I first learned of The Laundress from Megan. And to my surprise, they make eco-friendly, plant-based, and cruelty-free laundry and home care products! Hooray! Now, what to try first from them…I’m leaning towards their detergent collab with one of my favorite fragrance brands, Le Labo. What do you think?
I accidentally discovered Zero Waste Store while I was pinning away on my Pinterest one evening.
If you’re looking to go completely waste-free or experiment with it, I think this brand is a great place to start. They have everything you can think of no matter where you want to begin to change your lifestyle. Remember, changing something small in your life is better than doing nothing!
To continue to keep you informed and make better choices for our planet, here are some fascinating sources and/or articles I found regarding sustainable living.
Mochni is an online ethical community resource I discovered not too long ago. They cover everything from fashion, beauty, and lifestyle with guides, news, and the latest updates. I love that they also provide you guides on brands and shopping, tutorials, and glossaries for you to better understand sustainable living and ethical lifestyle terminology.
And that’s it for the fifth issue of The Cut for 2020!
What did you like most from today’s post? Feel free to comment and let me know if there is anything else you’d like to see in this series!
On a similar note, stay tuned for Wednesday’s article as I’ll be sharing black-owned ethical brands you can support!
Note: Please note that there’s a website called The Cut that covers a ton of topics for women including fashion and beauty. My blog post series is in no relation to The Cut website as it only focuses on sustainable, more mindful way of living.