It probably comes as no shock to any of y’all that I LOVE dogs (probably more than people – ha!). Over the years, I have learned to make more sustainable choices when it comes to caring for my dog Rufus, as well as our revolving door of foster dogs! Here are some tips for how to go green with your dog and his/her accessories:Read More
Y’all know I absolutely love Rothy’s, the stylish and super comfortable shoes made from recycled plastic water bottles. They are my go-to for every day as well as traveling! I love that they are sustainably made.
To say “I love you” to my amazing followers this Valentine’s Day, I am giving away a pair of Rothy’s! Winner gets to pick their choice from any style of Rothy’s available online (excluding the Merino collection). Head over to this Facebook post to enter to win!
Not the winner? Don’t worry, I’ve still got something great for you! Just use this discount link for $20 off your first order from Rothy’s.
I love y’all! Thanks for being such fantastic, socially conscious, sustainably-minded individuals. Best of luck to you in the giveaway!
P.S. – Check out my full review of Rothy’s here.
Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored and is my unbiased, independent review. All opinions are my own. I received this pair of shoes in exchange for an Instagram post featuring the shoes. Read my full disclaimers/disclosures here.
Y’all know I’ve been a fan of shoes made from recycled water bottles for quite some time! So when I learned about DNA Footwear’s “THIS WAS A BOTTLE” collection, which features a lineup of three different styles of sneakers made from recycled plastic, I was pumped to try them! (And I scored a discount code for y’all, too! For 15% off DNA’s sustainable line, use code SOUTHERN2020 at checkout).
There are a lot of factors I consider when buying shoes. Sustainability, comfort, fit, affordability, and style are all important to me. Here is how my pair of DNA Footwear sneakers stacked up on all of these factors:Read More
Disclaimer: This post is NOT sponsored and is my unbiased, independent review. All opinions are my own. This post does contain affiliate links. Read my full disclaimers/disclosures here.
Sometimes Instagram advertisers miss the mark (I am SO not interested in the long sleeve, giant avocado print swimsuit that keeps popping up on my feed). Other times, they score a slam dunk. I first learned about Pela phone cases from an Instagram ad! I’m really glad for that advertising, because I absolutely love my Pela case. I’m excited to share more about it with y’all, including my own list of pros and cons.
I’ve been using a Pela case for almost a year now, so I’ve truly put it to the test!
As we enter the last week of 2019, it’s time to recap the most popular posts here on Fairly Southern during the past year!
It sure has been a wonderful year of blogging. I’m so grateful to have a space where I can share about all things eco-friendly, ethical, and Southern! And, I love spreading awareness about companies and people who are doing lots of good for others and for the planet.
Without further ado: Here are the most frequently visited blog posts on Fairly Southern in 2019. Starting with number 5:Read More
Since announcing the #NothingNewNovember challenge back at the end of October, I have posted periodic updates on my Instagram account about my progress through the challenge. But I realized that I haven’t posted any updates here on the blog. This post will summarize my experience with the challenge and my final reflections!
#NothingNewNovember is a campaign by nonprofit Redress Raleigh that encourages people to buy no new clothes in the month of November. Shopping less is a way to live more sustainably, as less consumption means less strain on the environment!
*Technically* I did end up breaking the rules of the challenge (more on that in a second). But overall, I did a really good job!Read More
‘Tis the season for gifting! If you’re like me, you not only want to give your family and friends Christmas presents that they’ll really love, you’d also like to gift items that are ethically or sustainably made or give back in some way.
I thought about making gift guides of sustainable gifts, ethical gifts, etc., but why reinvent the wheel? Some of my friends in the ethical/sustainable world have already compiled some great lists. So, I’m going to share my favorite gift guides with y’all! I hope they give you some great ideas for ways you can gift more thoughtfully and ethically this year.Read More
Reduce, reuse, recycle. So many of us are familiar with this slogan! If you’re like me, you most often think of this phrase when you’re talking about recycling. But let’s not forget the first word of the phrase: reduce! That’s the first and most impactful step in lessening impact on the environment.
An easy thing we can do to live more sustainably and responsibly is to reduce the amount of food that we waste. In developed countries, people tend to waste A LOT of food. In the United States, it is estimated that we waste 30-40% of our food supply. This is incredibly sad considering that there are 795 MILLION people in the world who don’t have enough food. Not to mention, this food is then piling up in landfills where it is taking up space, releasing toxic gases, and keeping perfectly good organic material and nutrients from returning to the soil and food chain.
I was really excited recently to learn about a free app called Food Companion that helps people reduce food waste by tracking the food you have in your household. It also allows you to build a grocery list and helps you figure out what to eat for dinner, which is a LIFE SAVER (typed by someone who, just today, spent 30 minutes agonizing with my husband about what we wanted to eat for dinner. #indecisive. This app is for us.).Read More
Somehow, November is almost halfway over, and the holidays are quickly approaching! There are lots of opportunities to make more sustainable choices during the holidays. One of my favorite ways is by choosing to send an electronic holiday card rather than a printed one!
You can read more here about why I think electronic holiday cards are better than printed cards, but in short: They are less expensive, easier to send, just as attractive, and of course more environmentally friendly.
Today I’m sharing 10 holiday greeting e-cards that I’m crushing on this year over at Greenvelope. I hope this will give you some inspiration as you start to think about your own holiday card this year!Read More
Save the date!
November 1 is less than a week away (I know, right?? October has FLOWN!). With the start of the new month, I will be participating in #NothingNewNovember, a campaign by nonprofit Redress Raleigh that encourages people to buy no new clothes for the month. I hope you will join me!
Be on the lookout for more details on social media this week (follow me on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates). Participation is pretty simple: Just abstain from buying new clothing in the month of November. There will be an opportunity to win a prize by posting about your own #NothingNewNovember experience on social media! And of course, you’ll feel great because you’ll be consuming less, putting less strain on the earth, and lightening the load on your bank account.
Redress Raleigh is an NC-based nonprofit that advocates for sustainable fashion. They offer great resources for consumers wanting to become more earth-conscious with their fashion choices!
I hope you’ll join us for #NothingNewNovember. Comment below if you’re excited to participate! See you on social media!