Extending the Life of Your Shoes

“When you look good you feel good” That is the motto that is hanging above the desk of Alex, my shoe guy. He has been repairing my shoes for three years now. When I bring him my shoes they typically look like straight trash. I procrastinate so much before taking them to him, they are basically at the point of…
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A Zero Waste Alternative To Dry Cleaning

Dry cleaning. Let’s talk about it. First of all, I stopped going to the dry cleaner years ago. Not for environmental reasons, but because they are SO expensive. Paying $8 in NYC to have a shirt cleaned? No. Besides the cost of getting my clothes “professionally cleaned”, I began to learn about what they were actually being cleaned with. The…
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Shopping Secondhand in NYC

People ask me all the time how I shop Zero Waste. My answer: secondhand! I buy all of my clothing secondhand which helps me to save money and have a closet full of unique items. How do I do it? Well, I teamed up with Suitcase Magazine and Viber to create a video on why I love secondhand shopping in…
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One Pair of Jeans

jeans jeans jeans So…. problem. I own two pairs of jeans. One is a completely ripped up pair of jeans only appropriate for the summer months. The other is a pair of black skinny jeans that I bought secondhand and love to pieces, literally. I wear them just about every day. Four days ago I was putting them on in a…
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Zero Waste at Music Festivals

I wore many hats this past week at Lollapalooza, both literally and figuratively, as the driver, unofficial photographer, and girlfriend of the bass player of the Brooklyn based rock band Beast Patrol. While the starstruck, gape-mouthed, giddy side of me was euphoric throughout the entire week, the rational, critical side was constantly bombarding me with reminders of how insanely wasteful these…
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