March may have ended, along with International Women’s month, but
WE NEED TO TREAT EVERY MONTH LIKE IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH.
I love the way that Feminism in India writes about the importance and need of the intersection of feminism and sustainability, like:
“ More than 80% of garment workers are women “
“ Sustainable fashion is about ensuring that there is labour sustainability across the value chain – every stakeholder is paid a living wage that supports their livelihood and their families. Not doing so perpetuates lack of education, medical assistance, and nutrition, that further perpetuate poverty – another feminist concern. “
“…the cost of environmental damage, who this environmental degradation impacts first and the most, the cost of unfair living wages to the [women] who’re producing your coveted pieces of fashion”
In honor of International Women’s month and highlighting the need of feminism in the sustainable [fashion] world, I had decided to highlight one woman everyday for the month :
Day 1. Clothed in Abundance
Deborah is a minimalist, youtuber, and speaker who focuses on minimalist fashion, mental health, and money. She is not afraid to be vulnerable to bring healing to those around her.
Day 2. Renee.elizabethpeters
As a model and earth activist, Renee truly creates a space for meaningful conversations around the complexities of a sustainable lifestyle and provides tips to challenge us to live more consciously.
Day 3. Stevieyaaaay
Stevie is like a little blast of sustainable sunshine. Her honest and fun approach to a sustainable lifestyle makes conscious living more accessible. This woman brings as much joy as she does sustainable knowledge to the world.
Day 4. Cecilia Gorgon
Though Cecilia isn’t a self-proclaimed sustainable lifestyle blogger, she showcases through her instagram that caring for the environment is something we should all be doing. I’m always inspired by the environmental and political issues she brings up in her instastories and, I mean come on, her aesthetic kills.
Day 5. Trash is for Tossers
Dominique is a leader of creating conversations around sustainability, blackness, and youth. Through her blog, Melaninass, she has forged a platform for herself an other POC to speak up, advocate for, and grow community surrounding the intersections she so passionately stands for.
Day 7. Going Zero Waste
The women of The Good Trade consistently support, engage, and inspire womanhood through their conscious site. Each one of them inspires me and can inspire you in so many ways!
Day 9. Call Me Flower Child
Sally is a Latina babe that talks all about slow fashion, low waste, and self-care. I love her kind and vulnerable spirit and how she continually invites POC into the world of sustainable fashion.
Day 10. The Whole Food Diary
Low waste living isn’t just for individuals, it’s for families too! I love how Kezia shows the her journey of navigating parenting with simple, non-toxic living through fun low-waste recipes.
Day 11. Danyel Moe
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I love Danyel’s sense of style and the way she uses it to inspire others to live more sustainably. Simply: she make living sustainably look beautiful.
Day 12. Aja Barber
Aja is an amazing at writing about fashion that is both sustainable and inclusive. I love how she uses IG to talk about systematic problems (such as racism, colonization etc.) within the fashion world in such a powerful way.
Day 13. Cookie Cat Herine
Christine of Dear Survivor a dear friend of mine and has inspired me since day one. I love her approach of upcycling leather scraps to fight sex-trafficking and create sustainable accessories.
Day 15. Wear I Live
Cat is another amazing friend and phenomenal artist! She has been vocal about how she consistently tries to make her art process more sustainable and I couldn’t be more proud.
Day 17. Zero Waste Farmer
Day 19. Trinity Mouzon
Leah is the amazing owner of one of my favorite women-owned businesses in SD called Shop Good. It’s a one stop shop for holistic and natural makeup, skincare, and lifestyle products. Also just watching her little business blossom has been so inspiring to me.
Day 21. Monica Rosquillas
Monica is a low-impact lifestyle blogger. I love her sweet personality and how she invites people into her journey of living more sustainably.
Day 22. Tolly Dolly Posh
Tolly is only 18 and is making MOVES in the sustainable fashion world. She is a sustainable fashion blogger and animator. You can thank her for all the fun ‘ethical’ GIFS you use on your insta story.
Day 23. La Petite Femme
Laura owns one of my favorite online vintage shops. She has such a great eye for natural fiber vintage pieces and continually implements more sustainable business practices.
Day 24. Timshel
Day 25. Jazmin Vegaz
I recently discovered Jazmin and she is a TOTAL BABE. It’s funny that we’re both named Jazmin(e), blog about ethical fashion, and are based in SD. She is doing amazing things. Please check her out.
Day 26. Jessica Harumi
Day 27. Berlin Skin
Maven is a women-owned San Diego business that’s passionate about showcasing design-focused goods. This frequently translates to products being ethically made and women owned brands.
Day 29. Madireimer
I gotta say, I’m so proud of Madi. I love her dive into ethical fashion and working with sustainable brands. Her journey has been beautiful to watch. And her personal and encouraging tone makes her all the more influential.
Day 30 Anna Zeltins
Day 31. Greta Thunberg
Greta is an incredible 16 year old climate activist with Aspergers. She is a TRAIL BLAZER in climate activism and was the leader of the recent global climate strike, that had over one million students involved. I know this is only the beginning for her and she is the hope for our future generations.
Let’s be honest, 31 days wasn’t enough to highlight all the amazing women out there. But I loved being able to practice encouragement and recognition. And I can’t wait to take that with me the rest of the year.
Which women have inspired you?
How will you continue to enable feminisim x sustainability?
Let me know!