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February 26, 2019

Ethical Blogs We Love: A Day Pack

We love reading ethical fashion blogs, and thought we’d share one we’ve been loving! A Day Pack inspires us to shop mindfully, support ethical brands, and keep things simple. Learn more about the face behind the blog!

 Emily Pack, A Day Pack

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 MEET EMILY PACK

1. Tell us a little bit about you!

Hey there! My name is Emily Pack and I run a thriving ethical blog called A Day Pack. My mission is to learn the truth and share it artfully. I have a soft spot for beautiful aesthetics and pops of color are my jam. I am passionate about sharing ethical brand stories, minimalism, fighting human trafficking, living authentically, and pursuing a zero waste lifestyle.

When not dreaming up new content for the blog, you can find me teaching little ones at my Scandinavian inspired preschool, sipping on a good cup of coffee, or adventuring around the PNW with my husband + best friend, Nicholas.

2. How would you describe your style?

I like to describe myself as a “colorful minimalist.” I adore wearing color, yet keep my outfits simple and usually muted in hue. Blush tones, denim, and black + white stripes are my go-to.

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3. What motivates you to shop ethically?

When I was in high school, I learned the ugly truth about modern day slavery. Through my research, I discovered that slave labor was highly prevalent in the fashion industry. My heart just broke and, ever since, I chose to only purchase from ethical brands or secondhand styles.

People are who motivate me to shop ethically. Helping others thrive, instead of simply survive, is why I purchase and live the way I do. My life mission statement is to “love others through vessels of creativity” and I can’t stop, won’t stop. I’ve learned the truth and I do not choose to look away (William Wilberforce).

4. Why did you choose to partner with 31 Bits?

When I graduated university, I moved to Uganda. I lived and learned and adventured a few hours outside Kampala for six months time. My experience in Uganda was absolutely life changing. I learned the importance and beauty of slowing down, living life in the present, and loving + supporting others wholeheartedly.

During my season abroad, I also discovered how life changing social entrepreneurship is. I deeply admire 31 Bits for seeing value in educating + training their artisans, rather than simply providing charitable handouts. This is key in alleviating global poverty.

5. What do you think is the most challenging thing about ethical fashion blogging?

I think the most difficult aspect of ethical blogging is remaining true to yourself, your values, and your style. There are a sea of voices out there (in any industry, no doubt). With the rise of social media marketing for ethical brands + influencers, there can be pressure to “keep up,” “try this,” or “review that.” Knowing your boundaries, remaining present in real life, and cultivating + upholding your creative direction can feel like daunting tasks.

I do my best to remain genuine + honest, but sometimes those lies just creep in. I’m thankful for my husband, Nicholas, and my community of friends + family who remind me of who I am and why blogging  isn’t everything.

Check out Emily’s blog, A Day Pack, to learn more about ethical fashion, and see how she styles our Jolene Single Strand (shop for it here!)