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Allégorie X ERICA: A Tribute to Nature

From the changing of seasons to the pink beach in her childhood memories, Erica’s poetic depiction of nature’s fleeting moments brings a sense of meditation, harmony and belonging, a perfect balance we thrive to achieve between ourselves and nature.

Allégorie x TEDMonterery

Created to solve food waste problems and push boundaries on sustainability, Allégorie is proud to be part of this event. We are delighted that our signature Gala Tote - ethically crafted from 400 upcycled apples - is selected by TED as an example of a sustainable path forward. Together, we...

Reducing Food Waste by Composting in 5 Easy Steps

Let’s learn to reduce our food waste at home through composting. Together, we’ll walk through the simple steps to produce high-quality soil from our food scraps in just a few weeks. No matter if you live in an apartment or home, there’s a solution available to each of us!

Plastic Pollution: A Darker Side of Fashion

Fashion produces staggering amounts of plastic pollution, negatively impacting the majority of the world’s seas. Issues of plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean have become especially urgent, with well over a million square kilometers of plastic and microplastic waste swirling in what has been named the Great Pacific Ocean Patch....

Women Are More Likely to Experience Mental Health Issues – Here’s Why

Women can be so strong, selfless, and compassionate. But, at what cost? In honor of Mental Health Month, Follow Taylor  to learn more about why women are disproportionately more likely to experience mental health issues, and what can be done to address this disproportionate burden.

AAPI Heritage Month: Solidarity, Community, and Celebration

To view the recent violence targeting Asian Americans as isolated incidents is to turn a blind eye to the long history of xenophic attacks this community has faced. Asian communities have long been victims of scapegoating, false stereotyping, and a lack of understanding from its neighbors. The senseless killing of...

Demystifying Carbon Neutrality

Is the term carbon neutral nothing more than a marketing scheme? Does going carbon-neutral help the environment? Let’s expose some of the common carbon-neutral misconceptions to see if this environmental buzzword is worth the effort or simply another scheme to soothe the masses.

Music’s Black Heartbeat

Black artists have planted the seeds of inspiration for nearly all the music we love today. In honor of Black History Month, singer-songwriter Tess Howat speaks to her own experience with getting to know black artists’ music, those who have inspired her over the years and how the modern recording...

Grace Jones: An Icon Forever

A living legend at age 72, Grace Jones boasts an illustrious career spanning over four decades and encompassing her varied talents. The supermodel, actress, and musician ascended to such eminence that tributes to her legacy often feel underwhelming, yet she is almost never discussed during Black History Month. Let's revisit her iconic...

The Hidden Truth Behind the Unethical Fashion Industry in America

Have you ever wondered if the “Made in the USA” label on clothing items actually makes the overall production of the piece more ethical? Read on to have a better understanding of the fashion industry in the US, as well as the unethical treatment of factory workers. You’ll be surprised...

Debunking Popular Sustainable Fashion Myths

Want to know the truth about sustainable fashion? Read on to learn the most common myths and the misinformation that puts the progress of the fashion industry and its environmental impact in jeopardy. We tackle everything from luxury brands, vegan leather, greenwashing, worker exploitation, and more.

Around the World with New Year's Customs

Have you ever considered how cultures outside of your own celebrate the new year? With a range of traditions hundreds of years in the making, to more modern customs, take a trip around the world to see what ringing in the new year looks like in other cultures. You may...

Zero-Waste Essentials for Beginners

As time went on, I realized that most of the waste I produced came from when I was out and about, away from my zero-waste home. Here are some sustainability essentials that helped me start my journey of reducing my waste.

Reflecting on 2020 Through Music

As we enter this holiday season after a year of chaos, we reflect on 2020- the good, the bad and the unthinkable- through song. Enjoy this recap of events by month and listen along to songwriter Tess Howat’s coordinated playlist that features a curated song for every month, along with...

Will Your Holiday Trip Be A Biopositive One?

Biopositive tips for traveling this holiday season. Responsible travel is a hot topic and it includes more than you think. Get caught up on the latest in biopositivity and find out what you can do to help!

The Green Lining: 5 Ways to Embrace our Changed Holiday Season

Our 2020 holiday season will be different than years past. Here are some ways to make the best of it—find the silver linings, embrace the changes and have a positive impact on your loved ones, community and planet.