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Tips for a Sustainable and Ethical Valentine's Day

So, you care deeply about how your purchases affect people, society and the environment. You are health conscious and try to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. With Valentine’s Day coming up, you want to show your love, friendship or appreciation while still sticking to your values. So let’s dive in. The Classics: Flowers and Chocolates  The problem with flowers is not only the classic agricultural issues of how it is grown and fair labor practices, there is also the issue that cut flowers have a short life, which affects transportation. Flowers are flown all over the world, often making multiple transcontinental trips, before they even reach your doorstep, and often need a heavy dose of chemicals to survive the...

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Part 3 Jewelry Tips: Earrings

I’ve been paying attention to styling earrings because I’ve noticed how stylish looking people look so coordinated. Because you see the earrings and necklace in a single glance, the neck-wear, head-wear and ear -wear encompasses one look. It is the attention to detail that makes it work.  Continue reading for tips on the latest trends, how to coordinate your necklace with your earrings and when to forgo a necklace alltogether. 

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Five Ways to Wear a Beanie

The beanie hat is such an easy, versatile accessory. Great for keeping the chill off your ears, provide some warmth or just to throw on when you’re having a bad hair day. So how do you wear it? Here are five ways. Go on now and pull out your EcoPetites beanie and follow along. 

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How can I look stylish in simple clothing? 5 Tips

Before jumping into the answer, let me begin with the benefit of having simple clothing in the first place. Perhaps you are reading this because you value ethical and sustainable practices and are purchasing your clothes mindfully. There is an ethos for simplicity in eco-friendly brands, for several reasons. While that is not the topic of this post, let’s nod to that reality before moving on. Let’s just bear in mind that slow fashion means emphasizing classic styles that will not be yesterday’s trend destined for the landfill tomorrow.   So, let’s talk about rocking it! The point of view is for you, the short woman who is an ethical fashion shopper. Tip #1: Make sure it fits! This is...

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