Fall Photo Shoot 2016: Styles that Empower: Embracing Earthy, Edgy & a little Bohemian

Editor’s Note: Social media has this crazy way of creeping into our lives – especially in ways we can’t escape which can be good but also equally bad. On the bad side, we (myself included) can get caught up in the constant addiction of checking our notifications and making sure we are posting on schedule, […]

HGC Blogger of the Month: Charity Girl Problems Connects Community through storytelling

It’s been a while since I’ve introduced you to a new HGC Blogger of the Month, but I am delighted that the latest one is someone who I’ve come to personally get to know and love- so like the saying goes, “late is better than never!” Brooke Marston is the CEO and Creative Director of […]

DESIGNER GOODS: Falling Whistles, Rebel Fashion with a Cause

Everything about a Falling Whistles necklace conveys a message of power- from its design and symbolism, to its purpose to inspire knowledge, action and change. I had discovered Falling Whistles a few years back and fell in love with the brand. The story and work behind the brand is to simply to Be a WHISTLEBLOWER for PEACE […]

Retail Pioneers: Hari Casuals Timeless Linen Classics Made in LA

Growing up in the Midwest, I never really gave much thought to linen apparel. Nada. Never. It was too wrinkly, too baggy and too “mature”.  From icy cold winters to super muggy and humid summers, I didn’t twice about linen because 1- everywhere we went there would be central air, and 2- linen clothing just […]

Cause of the Day: Groovy Globe’s Mission to Save the Earth

  Giving back is easy to do. Being sustainable and helping protect the earth can be too. Thanks to New Jersey’s Groovy Globe apparel line, wearing a simple and sustainable tee is the best way to do it. Groovy Globe founder Candace Vadnais started the brand in 2012 by combining her obsession with recycling and her love […]

Word of Mouth: HGC x Christina Min: The “LGD” Summer Dress

Editor’s Note:  With each year of learning and continuing to grow this blog, I am lucky to cross paths with amazing individuals and to be able to share how each of their stories are helping to make a difference in the world. Christina Min, founder of WITH MY, a conscious company based in Korea, is […]

Retail Focus: Half United’s Fashionable Fight to End Hunger

Editor’s Note: Giving back to feed hunger is nothing new. In fact, as Americans we should know the importance of fighting hunger and also the increasing need to help stomp out hunger. According to Feeding America, 1 in 7 people (adults and children) in the United States struggle with hunger. At House of G&C, wearing fashion […]

Around Town LA: Fair Trade Fashion’s Ethical Storytelling on the Runway

Southern California is truly becoming THE mecca for social good style and ethical fashion. With conscious style-focused marketplaces, carefully curated pop-up shops and a growing number of designers incorporating fair trade practices, it’s no wonder that SoCal is the place to shop for all of your fashion for good needs. Embracing small businesses that look […]

Beauty for Thought: Rooted Beauty’s Skin Care Saves Lives

Editor’s Note: It’s hot out this summer and whether you’re in the dry desert heat, or in the middle of that muggy tropical humidity, staying moisturized (but not shiny) is the best way to go! Rooted Beauty is a wonderful HGC-approved skin care line that helps women in the Woman2Woman Project escape extreme poverty and trafficking.  I […]

Savvy Startups: Beyond US reinvents California cool

California style isn’t just about adding a casual flare or “dressing down” your wardrobe.  As an East Coast transplant, it’s easy to make a blanket statement or judgement that West Coast folks dress “way too casual” (to the other transplants: don’t act like you haven’t thought that exact thought!) But after almost six years of […]

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