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Over 250 tons of textile waste have been diverted from landfills thanks to Los Angeles’ small-but-mighty Suay Sew Shop where thousands of pounds of fabric are donated by L.A. county residents every single week. Since 2017, founders Lindsay Rose Medoff and Tina Dosewell, along with production manager Silvia Acevedo, have been building Suay as more than a brand—they’ve created a movement that puts remade textiles and garment workers’ rights front and center.   Medoff and Dosewell met through L.A.’s sewing community, and though they had been working together...
Tired of the store-bought status quo? Unleash your inner artist this holiday season with these easy and affordable DIY gifts for everyone on your list.  1. Feminist Power Necklace Why say it when you can wear it? This statement chain necklace by Karen Kavett is the perfect present for any jewelry-loving nasty woman in your life. While Kavett uses “Feminist” as her example, feel free to use whatever phrase or word (preferably of the girlboss variety) that suits your fancy. 2. One-Braid Knot Necklace Goddess of macrame, Windy Chien,...
Lush, the bath bomb and cosmetic company announced on November 24 that they would be deactivating their Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat accounts two days later, on Black Friday. In a statement on their website, Lush explained the decision was influenced by safety concerns about social media use, and their frustration that the platforms are not taking actions about the mental health issues that can be caused or exacerbated by social media. “We wouldn’t ask our customers to meet us down a dark and dangerous alleyway...
  Fusilli aren’t silly at all as a pasta shape; in fact, they are quite serious. That is, serious about providing all sorts of nooks and crannies for sauce to cling to, making for a seriously delicious plate of pasta. You’re going to want to be in a seriously zen frame of mind to twist hundreds of these little guys. I have found that with fusilli in particular, a healthy pour of delicious wine helps me channel just the right mindset. They are one of my...
Check out these 14 gift ideas from some of our favorite makers, support small businesses, and stay out of the mall this season!  THREADFOLLOWER KITS Giving a handmade gift has never been more fun! These delightful, wool felt sewing kits are designed for beginners of all ages, with clear, step-by-step instructions to guide your every stitch. So, brew a cozy cup of tea and stitch some joy this season! ART OF PROTEST BY DE NICHOLS From Keith Haring to Extinction Rebellion, the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, what...
As we continue to transition back to life outside and reconnect with family, friends, coworkers, and even partners, it’s important to think about healthy boundaries. According to Elyse Fox, the founder of Sad Girls Club—a nonprofit and online platform that aims to end stigma around mental illness—they’re a crucial part of self-care. “When you set a boundary, you’re advocating for your needs,” she says. Setting boundaries can be difficult, but with time and practice, doing so will help you become a better communicator, reduce stress, have more time for...
With Thanksgiving fast approaching we wanted to share some recipes with you to spice up your T-day meal this year. And while this holiday may not be celebrated by everybody, there's no reason not to try these delicious recipes at your next dinner party. Whether it be how to season your turkey or create the smoothest gravy going, we’ve got your back!  1. Pickled Turnips   Why not bring out something a bit unexpected to your Thanksgiving table or cheese-laden charcuterie (aka "shark coochie") board? Not only do these...
Fall is the best time of year for many reasons. There are the wool sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, holiday rom coms, and last but not least, candles! Whether you need decor for a family get-together or some herbal magic to lift your spirits, we’ve got you covered with the best seasonal candles around.  1. Apple Cinnamon Scented Bread Loaf Candle By Candlelit Desserts         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Jennifer Cox (@candlelitdesserts) There are few things like the...
Anxiety has permeated many of my relationships throughout my life, whether it be my familial relationships or friendships. But this anxiety takes its worst toll on my romantic relationships. All my life I’ve wanted love; to feel loved and to love. But of course, my anxiety monster has come along with me in all my relationships, destroying my sense of security, my ability to feel loved, and my self esteem. Over the past couple of weeks my anxieties have crippled me, and I thought I...
If bingeing Bridgerton earlier this year made you wish you could hightail it to a high tea, you aren’t alone. Stephanie Synclair, who founded her fancy tea brand LaRue 1680 (larue1680.com) in 2020, saw sales skyrocket alongside the popularity of Shonda Rhimes’ show. And for good reason: her loose-leaf blends are organic and sustainably harvested, Synclair herself is charm incarnate, and her candy-colored aesthetic is cute af. Plus, she believes tea is the bougie self-care we all deserve, whether we’re being courted by a hot...