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Julia Ahrens: Co-founder of Miakoda

It’s no secret that I’m a major fangirl of sustainable plant-based fashion brand Miakoda. I’ve was first introduced to them nearly two years ago and have partnered with them on numerous occasions since. While I haven’t met Julia in person (yet!), I feel like she’s truly a friend of mine at this point. Her approach to ethical/sustainable fashion is inspiring and her designs are unparalleled when it comes to comfort and quality athleisure apparel. I’m delighted to introduce you to the face and force behind Miakoda today…

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Jillian: talented teenager with ethical style

You know that I always get excited to introduce you to other ethical fashionistas, but this one is extra fun for me! Jillian is a junior in high school who is deeply interested in ethical fashion and design. It is rare for me to meet someone so young who has such an awareness and beautiful articulation around issues of conscious consumerism. Interviewing Jillian gives me such hope and anticipation for the future of fashion...

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Tiffany Wong: Co-founder of Velé

This summer, I had the immense privilege of getting to know Tiffany. While she interned in Portland, I was inspired by Tiffany's contagious optimism, unstoppable work ethic and thirst to learn. Co-founder of an emerging brand called Velé, she is going to do big things in the world! I wish all of you could enjoy a glass of iced tea with Tiffany like I did, but hopefully this interview gives you a small taste of the inspiring person she is...

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Olivia: simple living expert

I met Olivia on instagram several months ago and I am determined that someday we'll meet in real life. Olivia's blog Simply Liv & Co. is one of my favorite sources of inspiration for simple living - especially when it comes to curating an ethical and simplified closet. You will love her down-to-earth and practical tips for a simply beautiful life. I'm so thrilled to share Olivia's interview with you today! 

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Salmaan Andani: development director + production manager of Free Label's factory

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I've reviewed some super comfortable basics by Free Label recently, and now I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to Salmaan! Salmaan is the business development director and production manager of Free Label's Toronto factory.

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Sylvia: Producer at Sseko

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I've been wearing my Sseko sandals for years and can't get enough of their amazing design and the brand's mission. I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to Sylvia, a key player on Sseko's team in Uganda. 

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Susan Leung: Patternmaker for Brevity

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I interviewed the founder of Brevity and reviewed the Do Anything Jacket recently. Now I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to Susan, a patternmaker with CLO Apparel in San Fransisco. CLO Apparel partners with Brevity to make their high quality jackets in a responsible way. 

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Anna, Celso, Cresencia, Imelda, Jun, Rosalinda: Faces of Conrado

"Who made my clothes?" It's such a simple question, but the answer has major implications for people around the world. What an honor it is to be able to know the names and faces of the people that make our clothes. I reviewed Conrado clothes a few months ago and interviewed the founder as well. I'm beyond thrilled to introduce you to these six individuals who cut and stitch each item of Conrado clothing! 

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Emily: international explorer and ethical fashionista

To be honest, the first thing that drew me to Emily's account on Instagram was the aesthetic. I mean, it's just so pretty! But as I began to follow her, I became more intrigued with the life that she and her husband were living in South Korea. Emily is the very definition of a conscious consumer and has exhibited such great wisdom in both ethical fashion and responsible financial decisions. Read on to get to know a little bit about this amazing lady and check out her adorable blog after you read this interview! 

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Sara Weinreb: founder of IMBY

Remember that super comfortable and affordable pair of ethically made jeans on the blog? Today you get to meet the powerhouse behind the brand. One thing I absolutely love about Sara, founder of IMBY, is that she is relentless in making ethical fashion more attainable to everyday consumers. She also has a generous worldview that takes into consideration so many different issues of justice in addition to fashion. She's amazing, and you're going to want to be her bff after reading this interview. 

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