Author Archives: erin-elaine-casey

Black Friday is close. Buy and gift local, but still get that TV

vLife Black Friday 2020 Blog image To buy or not to buy

Full disclosure, as a buy and gift local, sustainable shopping geek: I do not participate in Black Friday. (Or Cyber Monday, for that matter.) So when Melanie asked me to write this blog, I was like okaaaaay. Sure. I can do that. And after much soul-searching, here’s where I’ve landed: In an era when every […]

Local Small Business Growers Sell Native Nova Scotia Plants

Local small business innovates to make fruit and ornamental trees healthy and affordable! At vLife, we tend to geek out a bit when we find a new opportunity to buy what we need from a local small business. Especially when it means we can support local business in unexpected ways during a pandemic. This fall, […]

My Fast Fashion Fast: 800+ days of local looks and big bargains

fast fashion fast

Over two years ago, I went on a Fast Fashion Fast. Since then, 90% of my clothing purchases have been second-hand, vintage, hand-me-down, ethically produced, or Canadian-made. What’s fast fashion? Cheap clothes produced in a hurry by mass-market retailers, usually imitating the latest catwalk trends. Most of us have enjoyed the benefits of fast fashion: […]