Wear Your Values: Inspiration and Insight From Ayesha Barenblat of Remake

With over ten years of work under her belt working across brands, manufacturers, and governments to improve the fashion industry’s commitment to these women, Ayesha Barenblat realized that she had to do more.  The Rana Plaza factory collapse made this feeling even more urgent, so she left her job to found Remake, in hopes of sparking a  movement to make fashion a positive force for everyone.

Remake is a sleek digital platform in which users can discover ethical and sustainable brands, watch powerful films, shop , and read stories on a variety of topics within this space.

On using Remake as a space to change the narrative on the way we discuss issues within the fashion industry, Barenblat says: “I believe in the power of hopeful storytelling because behavioural science shows that people are not moved by a pain-centered narrative. We become numb to bad news – be it sweatshop workers or refugees faraway. It’s hard for people to make a connection to these stories with their daily life.

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The Single Best Topical Product I've Ever Used to Treat Acne Is Not What You'd Expect

Conventional wisdom suggests that acne should be treated with products that are drying, but that can lead to irritation, peeling, and flaking. I recently started using an acne treatment from the fantastic non-toxic, eco friendly skincare brand True Botanicals, and it flies in the face of everything you’ve ever been told about acne treatment. Best of all, it works!

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The Psychology of Decision Making Can Help Curb Impulsive Shopping Habits: Here's How

We all feel a little stagnant or unsettled from time-to-time and this invariably leads to the urge to try or buy something new. This is actually problematic and research suggests this doesn’t make us happier in the long run, in fact - it can do the opposite. Changing our perspective by looking into the psychology if decision making can help.

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Don't Fall For the "Sanctuary" Trap : 6 Questions to Ask to Help you Avoid Fake Animal Sanctuaries

Many well-meaning tourists want the opportunity to see and interact with wild animals while on vacation; however, many animal rescues and sanctuaries make false claims about their animal welfare or commitment to conservation. Ask yourself these six questions to help you identify a fake animal sanctuary.

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My Takeaways From Plastic Free July

Whether or not we use single-use and disposable plastic in our day-to-day lives isn’t always about being careless. The choice to buy fresh, minimally packaged food isn’t always available to everyone and these have deeper implications that mere sustainability - it’s wrapped up in the way the food systems in the United States work with respect to food subsidies, in addition to the plastic lobby actively preventing measures that would ban or reduce single use plastics.

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