The Blog

Introduction

Introduction

Hi! I’m Gillian, founder of Sustainable Made Simple, an online platform for sustainable clothing and lifestyle goods. I am creating this blog as a space to share a bit about the inner workings of the company, and to simplify topics in the sustainable world. To begin, I want to define my use of the word ‘sustainable.’ As with all buzzwords, everyone seems to use it differently. So to clarify, I’ve taken the definition of ‘sustainability’ from the Oxford English Dictionary: The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. 1.1 Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in...

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Sustainability Reading 01

Sustainability Reading 01

Here I’ve put together a list of articles that have had an impact on me. They serve as a great starting point to begin learning about sustainability! 1. Eco-Fashion 101: Glossary of Common Terms: From Magnieco Blog, “Eco-fashion looks at ways to mitigate the ills of the fashion industry. Also called ethical fashion, sustainable fashion and ecofashion, it is new method of business that takes into consideration the triple bottom line; the idea that a sustainable business considers the needs of all stakeholders (including other species) instead of solely maximizing profit for shareholders.” This glossary will give you the definition of...

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An Introduction to Pricing Transparency

An Introduction to Pricing Transparency

Pricing Transparency is a bit of a deep dive into the ethical business world.It is mostly related to accountability; proving to consumers that they’re not being extorted. It also paints a picture of how companies price their goods. Every business needs to make a profit in order to stay in business (and stay financially sustainable). This is a basic fact that seems to have been forgotten in some industries where sale-culture is prevalent.Sale-culture is the cycle of needing to put goods on discount in order to make sales, thereby only attracting customers in this way and making less money on...

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