Fast Beauty Is About To Be Disrupted, Too

“No matter what, when we buy things and we aren’t reusing them forever, then it can be harmful. It doesn’t matter if it’s luxury, or if it’s affordable, it all is harmful.” — Natalie Mackey, Founder of Winky Lux Editor’s Note: We’re all about clean beauty at Brightly, but how much “fast beauty” do you currently consume? Whether we want to admit it or not, every single item we consume (or don’t consume) contributes to the concept of “conscious consumerism.” Our team...

How an International Hotel Chain is Saving Bees

This upcoming story might make you think twice before picking a loyalty points program, as you’ll literally be saving a species that has a major impact on our lives. Like a growing number of...

Vele’s Mission: Ending Modern Day Slavery and Empowering Women

  Vele’s core mission is to conquer modern day slavery and to uplift women around the world. Their artisan-made, carefully constructed leather goods feature a hand stitched, pep-talk-esque message inside, and they partner with...

Knot For Sale: How One Brand is Fighting Human Trafficking

originally written by Megan Fradley-Smith Jessica Winniford and Adisyn Pyles believe in women. Together, they formed Freeleaf, a growing social enterprise dedicated to empowering survivors of human trafficking and abuse through gainful employment. Freeleaf...

8 Ethical Items You Should Pack for Your Next Trip

Looking cute, saving space, and jaunting about sustainably can all happen at the same time, especially when you’re passionate about ethical travel. This is the ultimate roundup of practical and sustainable items that will...

Soko’s Gwendolyn Floyd on Creating Ethical Fast Fashion

Did you know that fast fashion can be ethical? While fast fashion has become a dirty word in the ethical and sustainable fashion space, Soko says otherwise. Setting out to prove that it’s possible...

Reusable bags and no elephants: travel the world without trashing it

Reusable bags and no elephants: travel the world without trashing it

Vacations can be a trashy experience – environmentally speaking, that is. From the fuel and resources burnt to get to wherever we’re going to the piles of rubbish left behind, travellers leave a hefty...

Shop less, mend more: making more sustainable fashion choices

Shop less, mend more: making more sustainable fashion choices

Editor’s Note: When we come across interesting articles about sustainable fashion from around the media, we’ll highlight them here. To support their businesses and to show them that the world wants more investigative reporting...

Travel Like You Give A Damn: 8 Eco-Friendly Destinations Calling Your Name

Travel Like You Give A Damn: 8 Eco-Friendly Destinations Calling Your Name

It’s enticing: hair in the wind and legs dangling in the air on a huge dreamy swing in the lush jungle, sulfur-covered faces in a steamy (yet overcrowded) natural spring, and hot-air balloons populating...

The Duchess of Cambridge backs sustainable fashion initiative

The Duchess of Cambridge supports new sustainable fashion initiative

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to put her sartorial status to good use, as the royal is lending support to a new sustainability project. For the first time in its history, 31 designers...