Product Review: Dansko Sanibel Vegan Clogs

I’m admittedly not much of a shoe person. Maybe that’s because my feet grew quickly as a kid, and I was wearing a size 9 by the time I was in middle school. I looked ridiculous in the trendy shoes of the 80’s (does anyone remember those little black fabric Mary Janes that were so popular?) So as an adult, I’m not very inspired by shoe choices. Mine tend to be mostly utilitarian in both function and design. One of the types of shoes I’ve always liked are clogs (I guess... Read More

Interview with Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart

Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart wearing soy knit sweater. Photo by Eva Qin Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart is Founder & President of Vaute Couture, the first and only winter coat line on the market that is at once warm enough for below freezing weather, chic, and vegan. It also uses cutting edge weatherproof recycled and recyclable fabrics and local construction. She spent a year developing the line including 8 months of fabric research, and uses custom fabrics that take 3 months to produce,... Read More

Review: Men’s Hemp Sneaker by Simple Shoes

Simple Shoes: Hemp Sneaker Simple Shoes: Hemp Sneaker                     It is hard to find a decent pair of vegan sneakers. Most sneakers are made out of leather and luckily more and more companies are making vegan sneakers. I bought these shoes three years ago and they are really comfortable.  The only problem is that the tops still look great and the soles are starting to show wear and tear. My pair now can’t be worn... Read More

Review: Harveys Seatbelt Bags

I willingly admit I have an affinity for handbags. Some people like shoes, some like clothes—I’m that person who collects handbags. It’s comforting to me when I can contain my belongings in something cute and carry it around; and then find something else that’s cute and carry it around in that. I think it may be genetic as I’m sure I’ve passed this trait on to my 12-year-old daughter. Checkered Black and White Mini Messenger The first time I found Harveys seatbelt... Read More