See, Hear, Read: 10 Great Resources to Help You Brush Up on Various Aspects of Sustainability

Sustainability can sometimes feel like a catch-all term, encompassing everything from eco-conscious fashion to clean energy to organic farming. Trying to make sense of it all can be overwhelming but here are a few cultural resources—documentaries, books, websites, podcasts and more—to help you out.


The True Cost
This 2015 documentary examines the fast fashion industry from various angles—from the environmental impact to the working conditions in factories in places like Bangladesh and Cambodia to the consumer culture that keeps it all going.

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“I will only buy secondhand clothes for my son, James Wilkie. The documentary The True Cost really changed me,” she told the online magazine. “The one area I’ve had a hard time with is pants, but I buy used T-shirts and sweaters for him. Track pants are hard—boys rip them; I don’t know how to get around that.” – @sarahjessicaparker via @vanityfair

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Food Inc
This Academy Award-nominated film narrated by acclaimed food writer Michael Pollan and journalist Eric Schlosser dives into the environmental and economic impact of the food industry.

Before the Flood
Follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the world examining the impact of climate change on various regions, with special appearances by Barack Obama, Elon Musk and the late Ban Ki-Moon.

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Filming “Before the Flood” was an incredible experience & today’s screening of the documentary at #TIFF16 is an honor. This photo was taken during our filming in the #Arctic with @EnricSala. #BeforetheFlood

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No Impact Man
This 2009 films follows one American family as they embark on a year-long quest to live a zero-impact life—that means no electricity, no trash, no new purchases, and a whole lot of ups-and-downs.


The Good Trade
All the content of this website is geared towards conscious consumers—from tips on natural and organic skin products to fair-trade shoe brands to eco-friendly furniture.

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Shopping according to your values can be a challenge, but even small positive changes are worth it ✨ Head to the link in our profile to read about the five most common barriers shoppers face—and how you can overcome them to build a more thoughtful wardrobe.⠀ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #thegoodtrade #thedailygood #sustainableliving #sustainablefashion #sustainableclothing #sustainability #ethicalfashion #sustainable #ethicalclothing #ecofashion #momentslikethese #livethelittlethings #petitejoys #beautyyouseek #smallmomentsofcalm #theartofslowliving #pursuepretty #aquietstyle #purposefuliving #livesimply #liveauthentic #aquietstyle #thatsdarling #verilymoment #theverygirl #nothingordinary #chooselovely #livefolk #darlingmovement #seeksimplicity ⠀ ⠀ Photo by @traditionalpattern for @thegoodtrade

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No More Dirty Looks
This book promises to reveal “the truth about your beauty products” and it delivers. Get the inside scoop on how to detoxify your beauty regimen by understanding the nature of the ingredients in your go-to products and the safest natural alternatives in the market.

The Frontlash
This recently launched digital publication founded by stylist Laura Jones focuses on sustainable fashion. Expect to find spotlights on cool ethical designers, tips on how to shop mindfully, and interviews that attempt to address big-picture questions like ‘does ethical fashion have a white saviour complex?’

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We love pieces that are cruelty-free, unique, and stylish—and when it comes to shoes, Rafa is one of our go to brands. @rafa use eco-friendly materials, sustainable processes, and embrace local craftsmanship (their team of 20 artisans in LA hand-make each pair!) and they have the perfect collection of heels, pumps, boots (hello Fall!) and more. Also … @Naomieharris loves them as much as we do????❤

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Conscious Chatter
‘What we wear matters’ believes the host of this podcast, Kestrel Jenkins, whose guests on the show so far have included key players from brands like Patagonia and G Star RAW, entrepreneurs like Rebecca van Bergen of Nest, a non-profit dedicated to empowering the global fashion workforce, and industry leaders like Dominique Drakeford, founder of Melanin & Sustainable Style, a platform that highlights the involvement of communities of colour in sustainable fashion.

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"Our skin is our largest organ, and it’s capable of absorbing up to 64% of the chemicals that come in contact with it from fabrics.” -Ashley // “There has been an increase in allergies, skin allergies in particular over the last few years.” -Lydia Last week’s #Conscious Chatter featured @caclothfoundry in a chat about their approach to building a healthy wardrobe, and why we should be thinking about how fabrics impact our health just as much as we think about the way food does. Download at the link in profile or on your fave podcast app. ?

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The Sustainability Agenda
This weekly podcast hosted by journalist Fergal Byrne addresses the biggest sustainability challenges and issues of our time, from climate change to supply chains to carbon taxation.

Green Dreamer
Learn how to live a greener life with Kamea Chayne, author and eco-lifestyle advocate, whose podcast shares tips on shopping sustainably and recycling better, offers guidance on how to scale an eco venture or understand the zero waste movement, and explores concepts like “conscious consumerism.”

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