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8 Ways To Afford Ethical Fashion

By Rachel Kibbe

8 Ways To Afford Ethical Fashion
A common complaint I hear from people is that they can’t find affordable Ethical Fashion. Admittedly the sticker shock can be pretty daunting. But if more people knew the actual price of what it costs to make clothes, paying everyone involved in the supply chain fairly, they would realize why Ethical Fashion is priced higher than fast fashion. We’ve grown up in a culture where clothing has been, for the most part, made cheaply and the people who make it have been exploited.

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The Easy Vegan: Crispy Roasted Potatoes

By Rachel Kibbe

The Easy Vegan: Crispy Roasted Potatoes

 

There's nothing like potatoes for comfort food - the best part is they can be made quickly, cheaply and easily!! 

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#NationalChocolateCupcakeDay : A Vegan Recipe Starring Avocado

By Rachel Kibbe

#NationalChocolateCupcakeDay : A Vegan Recipe Starring Avocado
I found this vegan chocolate cupcake recipe on, of all places, the Betty Crocker website, only modifying a few things. The reason I loved this recipe out of all the vegan recipes out there, is because it incorporates the use of avocado. Believe it or not, avocados can essential tool in your vegan baking arsenal. Their flavor is completely neutralized in by sweeter ingredients (promise) and their consistency provides a light, moist, and nutritious base that really rivals eggs. I once brought an avocado based vegan chocolate pudding to a party and no one knew until I told them and they stared at me in disbelief (after they were licking their bowls clean).

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A Chat With Ethical Fashion Film Composer Sofia Hultquist

By Rachel Kibbe

A Chat With Ethical Fashion Film Composer Sofia Hultquist
Drum&Lace founder Sofia Hultquist and I were 'Instagram Friends' for years. Both living in NYC but never really meeting (except in passing at a party). When we finally did get to sit down and chat IRL, it was across the country in LA at Cafe de Leche, where she had been already living for a year. Seeing that I was visiting LA on my Instagram account, Sofia slid into my DM and BAM we met up, because it is the future!

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#NationalNoodleDay: Vegan Buffalo Ramen

By Rachel Kibbe

#NationalNoodleDay: Vegan Buffalo Ramen
A simple comfort meal I recently discovered through just using what was in my fridge was so delicious (and EASY) I just have to share it with you. First of all – fresh ramen is really a must for this recipe. The difference between fresh ramen noodles and the dried ones is like the difference between a blow job and a hand job (not that I know personally, but I’ve been told they’re pretty different and have always been “asked to stop” the latter but never the former).

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Vegan Kale Avocado Platano Taco Recipe for #NationalTacoDay

By Rachel Kibbe

Vegan Kale Avocado Platano Taco Recipe for #NationalTacoDay
Many people think going vegan means giving up all their favorite foods. Not at all! Going vegan just means looking at food in a new and totally innovative way. You would be blown away how incredibly versatile vegetables , grains and legumes can be. Also, we know that no one in their right mind would give up tacos. There are many, many alternatives to making great tacos without dairy and meat.

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A Chat With Julie Zerbo, Founder of 'The Fashion Law'

By Rachel Kibbe

A Chat With Julie Zerbo, Founder of 'The Fashion Law'
HELPSY and The Fashion Law have lead parallel existences and we’ve admired this blog since it’s inception. TFL’s founder, Julie Zerbo, has used her independent platform to explore and expose legal failings in the fashion industry, many of which include the same environmental, and human rights abuses that we fight against at HELPSY. We both have the fortune of having a giv-no-fuks attitude about what we say, as no one is giving us big money and we have no names to protect.

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A Chat With Orsola De Castro, One Of the Founders of Fashion Revolution Day

By Rachel Kibbe

A Chat With Orsola De Castro, One Of the Founders of Fashion Revolution Day

We've had our eyes on the female power duo behind Fashion Revolution Day, Carry Somers and Orsola De Castro, for some time now. Falling every year from April 24 and extending through the week until the 20th, their movement memorializes over 1,000 workers who died in a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh in 2012. We were excited to get the chance to catch up with Orsola, and to share with you what she had to say.

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