Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Can you believe that about 11 million pounds of textile (clothing, etc) goes to the landfill each year? On average each year in the U.S., we are throwing away 80 pounds of clothing per person. Fast fashion is killing our environment. It is…

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Oliana jumpsuit in Balboa Park When it comes to sustainable fashion, the best thing is to avoid buying brand new items, and shop second-hand as much as possible. That being said, we do shop for new items sometimes, and we strive to support companies that are making a positive impact in the fashion community. That’s…

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ON THE PLANE Nobody loves an airplane – they are stinky and gross and the bar keeps going lower as far as customer service is concerned. But that doesn’t mean you can’t travel in style. Here are a few of my favorite items that make plane travel a little more comfortable and stylish: Bring a…

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More We recently sat down with Aaron Taylor to chat about his experience in sustainable fashion. Growing up as a Southern California surfer, he learned at a young age to appreciate the importance of sustainability. We talk about: Sustainable fabrics and sourcing Aaron’s inspiration…

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One of our goals at Live to Sustain is to make the subject of sustainability easy enough for everyone to understand. It is a multi-faceted subject that requires clarification. We have been attempting to provide our readers with bite sized knowledge to help them be more sustainable. Today we are going to focus on two…

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When it comes to sustainable fashion, the best thing is to avoid buying brand new. There is already so much perfectly good clothing out there looking for a new home. Whether you shop at your local thrift store, online subscription services, or swap with friends, gently used clothing is the way to go. I hope…

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My take, after researching sustainable fashion, is that when shopping for clothes we should be looking for brands that carry certifications, such as B Corp and Organic Cotton. Initially, I was wrapped up in thinking there could be one textile that trumps all other as “the sustainable textile”. Certifications exist to help take the guess…

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Hey friends, today I wanted to let you in on my everyday hair care routine. I’ll be honest with you – I don’t have shampoo model hair, but I do my best with what I’ve got. My hair is a mix of my mom’s dark Asian hair, and my dad’s fine Scandinavian hair. I try…

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What does it really mean to be sustainable? Most of us, when we hear the word sustainability, immediately think of the environment and being eco-friendly. The truth is that sustainability is about so much more. Fair and sustainable business practices are just as important as recycling and water conservation. I am not saying recycling and…

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