Stories We Love – Feb. 23rd

Five stories that caught our eye this week.

1. Fashion

New Boutique Tribute Opens Off U Street With An Emphasis On Sustainable Fashion From Around The World. By, Elizabeth Tuten

Tribute is more than the average boutique. It’s a beautiful space created by four worldly and well-traveled friends who wanted to bring sustainability and culture to D.C.

Store owners want to help shoppers buy less! A different business approach than most retailers, but the intent is to buy quality pieces that last over quantity. The boutique aims to educate. Whether the item is vintage or new, shoppers should understand where the product originated from, and what makes it special. Learn more about Tribute here.

2. Beauty

Glow Up With These 11 Black Women-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands. By, Sarah McLaughlin

Two very important reason to check out this article:

#1 – 11 Cruelty-free, vegan Brands!!!

#2 – All these brands are women & minority owned.

This list includes everything from cosmetics to nail polish. Don’t wait another moment, show your support for these entrepreneur babes here!

3. Nutrition

Ne-Yo Credits Vegan Diet to 30-Lb Weight Loss. By, Kiki Meola

Ne-Yo is raving about his vegan diet!

The celeb adopted a vegan diet 2-years ago and is proudly showing off his toned vegan-bod.

Ne-Yo tells US Weekly that the benefits of a Vegan diet include, “More energy, my face clears up, weight falls off,” he says. “I lost, like, 30 pounds!” Head over to US Weekly for the full article.

4. Green Living

Our Kids Can Save The Planet – If We Teach Them How. By, Britt Crow-Miller

It’s common thought that we need to make more eco-conscious decisions to save the planet for future generations, but author Britt Crow-Miller has another perspective; that of a mother.

This article explores how a child’s natural curiosity and appreciation of the non-human world, i.e. nature, can be nurtured early on to raise ethical and appreciative adults. This a great read if you are trying to raise environmentalist adults, or if you are an adult trying to tap into our innate curiosity about the non-human world.

5. Business

“I Need More Colleagues Linking My Arm,” Stella McCartney Sounds-Off on Sustainability… By, Emily Fara

Stella McCartney is a pioneer in sustainable fashion. She’s launched her own sustainable ready-to-wear collection and teamed with huge brands like Adidas to create vegan and sustainable fashion.

McCartney wants other designers to implement more sustainable business practices. There are a few designers following her lead, but others are simply dodging the sustainability question, which has McCartney frustrated.

There is a “lack of honesty around this topic and an incredible slowness of other designers to join her”. In some cases, what sound like admirable sustainable stances by brands is simply a well-crafted PR statement. Get the facts here!

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