ethical/sustainable workout clothes

hey everybody, i hope your january’s going well so far. a lot of people’s new years resolutions (and goals in general) is to work out, sooo i thought i’d give everyone (myself included) a little inspo push with some cute and ethically made work out clothes, because what feels better than working out? looking cute while you do it.

sustainable and ethical work out clothes

i’m totally fan-girling over girlfriend collective right now. their completely transparent- all of their clothes are ethically made, their polyester is made from plastic water bottles recycled in taiwan, and even their packaging is 100% recyclable. i highly recommend checking out their website.

1.girlfriend collective cream sport’s bra

2.girlfriend collective cream leggings

 

mandala produces all of their yoga wear ethically and the materials are sustainably farmed and organic!

3.mandala wrap top

4.mandala black leggings

first base’s clothes are all ethically made and WRAP certified*, their cotton is 100% organic, and their high performance sports wear is made from from a fabric woven with ECONYL, which is made from things like old fishing nets and industrial plastics. pretty cool, right?

5.first base hoodie

6.first base grey sport’s bra:

cork yogi contributes towards a girl’s training course (in literacy or sewing currently) for every mat purchased, and their fair trade cork is sustainably harvested + grown.

7.cork yoga mat

 

it was so much fun finding amazing brands and such cute clothes for this post! i hope you enjoyed it as well.

what’s your favorite way to workout right now? let me know in the comments down below!

xx,

carli

 

*not sponsored, all opinions are my own

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5 feel good resolutions for 2018

jacket: thrifted (originally from F21), sweater: thrifted, jeans: high-waisted levi’s dyed black

hey everybody! if you’re a procrastinator like me, you probably haven’t made your new years resolutions yet. i feel like everyone normally gets caught up in thinking about losing weight and making more money around the new year, and while those aren’t necessarily bad goals, i’ve written some down here that are a little more “wholesome” (such a weird word). they’re just sure to make you feel good! check them out below.

get moving!

being active is so important, not just for your body, but also your mind. i know i have more energy, think more clearly, and am happier when i workout. there are so many things to try- i really like jogging (at intervals), rock climbing, and yoga.

read more

i think reading is soooo important. no matter how fast or slow, it’s always a good thing. there’s so many types of books out there- so there hast to be something for everyone. you can learn or enjoy, and give your brain a break from the screen! i carry a book with me everywhere I go (i used to just download them of the kindle app on my phone), and read every chance i get: in a long line, on the bus, or waiting for class/an appointment to start.

keep a journal

one thing i always wish i would do is keep a journal. i did it one summer when i was twelve, and wish i had more to look back on. not only is jotting down your thoughts therapeutic, but it’s also cool to read them again and see how much you’ve grown.

spend less time on your phone

i recently downloaded an app called moment, which tracks how much time you spend on your phone a day. i spend an average of THREE HOURS per day on my phone, and i really feel the need to do something about it- and i know I’m not the only one. i want to use my time more wisely, so I’m gonna start aiming for an hour a day max. want to join me?

go vegan

whether it be for a month, one day a week, just breakfast, or completely- try going vegan! it has an incredible impact on the environment: did you know that the average vegan saves… per DAY? you CAN make a difference, and tbh most of the best food i’ve ever had was vegan. it’s really not boring! i’ll be releasing a FREE vegan eBook in January with super easy recipes. not to mention you save lots of animal babies in the process!

i hope this inspires you to make 2018 the best year yet. what are your resolutions? comment down below!

xx,

carli

*not sponsored

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sustainable gift guide 2017: something for everyone on your list

hey babes! hope you’re all doing well. today i have a sustainable gift guide for you- and most of these items are under $30! what a steal. perfect for us students, right? all of these items are produced ethically and most of them help reduce waste, so you can give with good conscience <3

let’s get started:

string bag: this bag is perfect for the beach, shopping, or using as a purse! and it’s totally instagramable.

keep cup: i bought a keep cup around two months ago and use it every time i buy coffee. this version is lightweight and dishwashable (not to mention the colors are to die for), but there’s a ton of models!

gold bracelet: who wouldn’t love this delicate, ethically made bracelet? made from real brass so you won’t turn green, and goes with everything.

razor: this is a safety razor and while they take a bit to get the hang of, they reduce waste and save the owner money (the blades cost about 10 cents)! i will be writing a post about my experience soon, but i would totally recommend it.

sweater: the yarn in this sweater is made of recycled blue jeans! how cool is that? when the person you’re gifting can knit, then it’s a fun project, and if not you can buy it ready made.

mask and lip scrub: we could all use a little more moisture, especially in winter, so a mask is definitely in order. for those chapped lips this scrub smells (and tastes) amazing. give them separately or together! lush is 100% cruelty free and uses reusable packaging.

books: i firmly believe that reading is something everyone should do. whether you gift someone your favorite book, a subscription to audible, or a gift card to a bookstore, you really can’t go wrong! if you need book recommendations, read this post.

hope this helps! even though i just wrote a whole post about gifts, remember that christmas isn’t all about  material possessions, and cherish the time you have with family and friends. i know i can’t wait to go home and cuddle with my dog, drink coffee with my mom, and see my sister’s new house! comment below what you’re looking forward to most this season.

xx,

carli

disclaimer: none of these photos are mine, most of them are from the websites. not sponsored, just products i love/would honestly gift someone.

 

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recent books: june-october 2017

the girls– emma cline
i was so excited to read this, but to be honest i don’t really get the hype? it’s about a girl who falls in with the wrong crowd (aka a cult), and she tells the story looking back from the past. it isn’t super exciting or anything, quite the contrary. if you’re into cults, maybe it’s for you?
5/10

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four major inspiring instagram accounts

hey! long time no read huh? sorry about that. i just started college and underestimated the amount of time i would be there in the first week!

this post is dedicated to some badass sustainable instagram accounts.

credits to: shia// @_wastelandrebel_

@_wastelandrebel_

i started following this lovely lady while looking for german instagram accounts! she writes in english on her insta (her blog is in german) and now lives in canada. shia is not only zero waste, but also vegan, palm oil & plastic free, and a minimalist! #goals am i right?

credits: jazmine brown// @thatcurlytop

@thatcurlytop

jazmine is a sustainable lifestyle blogger and her aesthetic is so on point. scrolling through her instagram is such a pleasure, and her blog has tons of great posts on sustainable brands and inspo. she actually inspired me to write this post because she started a series on her blog called sustainable highlights, doing interviews and reviewing companies, “because everyone can make an impact, whether big or small.” (her wise words)

credits: anita vandyke// @rocket_science

@rocket_science

anita has a zero waste instagram and is based in sf (bonus points for living in my home town). she always has themed months and tips for every day! september was self care and october is eco luxe. if you think insta is about the captions, definitely check her account out.

credits: lauren singer// @trashisfortossers

@trashisfortossers

lauren is SUCH an inspiration if you’re looking to reduce your waste. she has a blog, youtube channel, zero waste laundry detergent company, and a package free store in brooklyn. she was the first account i ever found promoting a zero waste lifestyle, and having followed her for a couple years now i can absolutely say i’m proud to have been along for the ride!

i hope this post helps you kick start a more sustainable lifestyle, thanks so much for reading. do you have any favorite sustainable accounts? if so, leave the link down below!

xx,
carli

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cleansing with good conscience: skin care routine

today we’re gonna be talking skin (one of my fav topics). i’m obsessed with skin care, always have been. 

it got a little out of hand a couple months ago though. i was having some skin problems (most likely from diet) and instead of trying to heal it from the inside out i was trying to fix it with products. products are definitely helpful, but they fix symptoms, not problems. let’s just say my skin got a little pissed and i had to do a product detox.

after not using anything for a month or so (except sunscreen because UV rays give me anxiety), i’ve finally found a routine that keeps my skin glowy while not over stimulating it.

like my mom says (why are moms always right?) simple is best. she also recommended i stick with one product line (which has been working so far- even though not 100% of my products are the same brand) 

here’s my new routine:

//morning//

-cleanse with milk jelly cleanser  (cf+v)

-apply drop or two of super bounce (cf+v)

-apply neogen sunscreen* (MY RIDE OR DIE, smells good + spf 50, cf) 

//night//

-cleanse with milk jelly (every other night or so i add some exfoliating powder**) 

-apply drop or two of super bounce

-moisturize with priming moisturizer 

 

this has been keeping my skin happy these last months, even though i still have some little bumps on my forehead. anyone know how to get rid of those? they drive me nuts.

now that i’m back home i’m going to clean up my diet and hopefully that will clear those right up.

what are your skin care tips and fav products? let me know in the comments below or comment on my latest instagram. 

xx, 

carli

*may be vegan

** purchased before i went cruelty free/vegan, emailed company on cf status

this post is not sponsored (but like hey glossier, can i become a rep?), and all opinions are my own.

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5 ways to live a more sustainable life

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the package free shop

hey bitches, lately i’ve been thinking about how much WASTE i produce. the average american produces 4.4 pounds A DAY on average. that’s crazy! if you’re like me and wanna look out for mother nature a little better, here are some tips to incorporate in your daily life.

1.donate or sell or repair old clothes 

have old clothes you don’t wear? consider donating them or selling them at a flea market, or on an app like depop. as that old saying goes, one man’s trash is another mans treasure! and if you have a rip in a shirt or a broken zipper, don’t just toss it, get it repaired. repairing it is way cheaper than buying a new one- and better for the environment! 

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best vegan eats in hawaii (big island)

 

conscious culture cafe

did you know hawaii is pronounced hawai’i? i learned that listening to the radio while i was there (lol). anyways, now that i’m gone i’m really missing the food. they have healthy + delicious down pat on the hilo side and there’s kombucha on tap everywhere.

here are some of my fav restaurants we visited:

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greece part 2- paros

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parikia
parikia

after staying in athens we took a ferry, heading over to paros (get there early, finding seats is annoying) the island was so cute! exactly what you picture when you think of greece: white houses with blue shutters surrounding little cobblestone streets. i don’t think i’ve ever seen water so blue. it was a perfect place to chill after being in a big city. 

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OH HOW I LOVE BERLIN

read till the end for a VERY important tip!

35mm//east side gallery
35mm//east side gallery

in june my sister came to visit me in hamburg and we luckily had enough time to squeeze in a berlin trip. i think this was my fourth or fifth? i love berlin: there’s just so much amazing vegan food and so much to do. we left hamburg at 6 am and got to berlin at 9 (yay flixbus!) on saturday.

we stayed at this hostel, which was perfectly situated and clean. the staff was really cool (so friendly and from all over the world!) and the whole place just had a nice vibe.

TO DO:

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