Mom, Mommy, Mama, Mamama, Honey, Babe, Wife, Mrs., Candice, Marketer, MBA, Entrepreneur, Designer, Business Owner, Investor. These are names I go by, or titles earned throughout my career and education that are parts of my identity. Mother, Wife, Marketer, Entrepreneur, these are all such different parts of me that pull at me and energize me … Continue reading The life of a “mompreneur”
Pictured: V-Neck Dress / Draped Modal Midi Dress / Box Panel Tee / Sleeveless Trapeze Dress Credit: Brittany Hinrichs, Content Manager, Mod + Ethico Boutique The ethical side of the fashion realm can be quite intense and confusing for those looking to switch to a more mindful lifestyle. It can be overwhelming trying to learn and … Continue reading Ethical Fashion – What’s It All About?
While I’m extremely passionate about sustainably- and ethically-made clothing, I’ve always said I’d never turn down a good deal. I’ve since proven myself wrong. While perusing my inbox recently, I saw a deal offered at Victoria’s Secret for a sport pant, sports bra, and beanie—all for $55. I found myself reeling and loudly asking my … Continue reading Show Me the Money: How buying ethically-made clothes can be cheaper in the long-run
When I mentioned SEWN to a friend, she immediately recommended a documentary she had recently watched on Netflix, The True Cost, and how impactful it was on her. She mentioned that this documentary transformed her views on how she purchases any product, but most especially her clothes. I quickly decided that my next Netflix rainy … Continue reading True Cost: A testament to the importance of ethically-made fashion
Our founder Candice Stewart was introduced to Lydia Crespo, founder of silk accessory and clothing company, Argaman & Defiance, just a few months ago and knew instantly upon their first meeting that she had to stock Crespo’s products. Outside of absolutely loving all of Crespo’s designs, the Argaman & Defiance mission fits perfectly with the sustainable … Continue reading Argaman & Defiance: When Nature Inspires Your Favorite New Silk Accessory
I recently discovered Chicago-based Suki + Solaine, and quickly wondered how I ever lived without this luxe brand that balances comfort with intrigue: using luxuriously soft modal, original prints, and stunning cuts that flatter a range of figures. After meeting with the team's In-house Sales Rep. Jen Dobransky at the West Town showroom, I instantly … Continue reading Suki +Solaine: An Effortless Luxe Brand Designed and Made in Chicago
The apparel and textile industry is responsible for 10% of carbon emissions produced each year, making it second only to the petroleum industry. This is an ugly and grim fact that people do not typical consider when shopping for new adorable trends. The good news is that designers, like Tuhkana, are taking a stance for … Continue reading Tuhkana: A step ahead in sustainable fashion