The undeniable glory of flowers is often tainted with unethical production methods. But don’t despair! This doesn’t mean flowers are no longer an option to the conscious consumer. Read on to learn more about the flower industry and 5 ways to find ethical flowers.
THE DRESS! Ranging from obsession to quick purchase, wedding dresses in all their shapes and sizes are an integral part of most weddings. There's nothing like stepping into a dress that makes you feel like a million bucks, but can it be done as a conscious consumer? Is it possible to honour your sustainable style values when shopping for a wedding dress?
It seems we've arrived at the most wonderful time of the year! Snow, skiing, baking, songs of cheer and... gifts! Love it or hate it, we've all got gifts on the mind. Whether you are dreading starting the gift search or already day dreaming about customized gift boxes for every coworker, My New Neighbour hopes to aid your gift giving by sourcing beautiful, ethical and locally made gifts. Read on to discover thoughtful gifts for all!
Our favourite ethical fashionistos are featured wearing their treasured ethical clothing finds. Tried and true, these brands are top notch choices to get anyone started on their ethical menswear journey.
Once we’ve slimmed down our wardrobes we've found ourselves asking, "Where do I take my used clothing?" Finding the right place for these unwanted items to be reused or properly recycled is an important step in pursuing ethical fashion!
"Shopping local" is a phrase that is permeating our culture, one may even say it's what the hip kids are doing these days. We all know shopping local is probably a good idea, but why exactly is it so great? Does it really make a difference? We’ve talked to a couple local Calgarian experts to find out exactly how choosing to shop locally impacts our community
Marvellously unique and meticulously curated, Velour Clothing Exchange is a long awaited addition to Calgary’s shopping scene. The shop features vintage and vintage-inspired clothing at fair prices in a comfortable, minimalist space on 17th avenue. Myra, the visionary behind the boutique and long-time vintage clothing aficionado collaborated with us to share with you the ins and outs of shopping vintage like a pro. We’ve included pictures of our favourite outfits from a recent vintage hunt we went on at Velour!
The busy weeks of holiday parties, baking, card writing and just trying to stay warm, tell us we are most certainly in the thick of the holiday season! As the holly jolly time seems to fly by, do you ever wish someone could just assemble that last minute gift for you? A gift with beautiful and thoughtfully made items that will surprise and delight a loved one, a gift that doesn't involve mall parking lots or sifting through crowded store shelves... we think an ethically sourced gift box may be just what you're looking for!
Imagine if with every gift you bought this season you could catch the proud smile of the maker of your purchase, send an email of thanks to a talented artisan who has joyfully customized your gift, or directly support empowering working conditions abroad. All of this is completely possible! We are utterly dazzled by the deluge of ways we've found to support ethical production through gift giving this holiday season. Keep scrolling for our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!