Change is in the Air
I have some exciting news to share: Birds of Thread is about to get a lot more robust, diverse, and useful.
One of my favorite ethical lifestyle bloggers, Dominique of Let’s Be Fair, recently decided to end her time as a blogger. She was looking for someone to take over her blog and find a new home for over five years’ worth of content, which includes everything from ethical shopping guides and brand profiles to essays and thought pieces. Knowing that I would finally have a little more time to devote to blogging, I jumped at the chance. As of today, it's official: Let’s Be Fair is now Birds of a Thread!
Dominique and I share similar philosophies—namely, that living a thoughtful, ethical life is worth the effort, and should be accessible to everyone. One of the things I admired most about Let’s Be Fair is that it offered a pragmatic approach to ethical shopping with affordable options (and while I do occasionally link to pricier items, I like to think that I also keep it real around here). Let’s Be Fair embodies what it means to be a thoughtful consumer, parent, and friend, and I’m stoked to be its new steward.
So what does that mean for this space? All good stuff, I assure you. Some of the changes you can expect to see in the coming weeks and months include:
- A back fill of awesome content. A lot of this you won’t notice unless you start digging, but all of Let’s Be Fair’s content will now be absorbed chronologically into this blog. Everything will be tagged for easy searching, but I’ll also be highlighting some older content for my readers who may have never seen it.
- “The Thoughtful Friend” series. Dominique started this series about “walking with people we love through life’s experiences” and I intend to keep it going. I’ll be reaching out to different writers who can offer their perspectives, and embody what it means to be a thoughtful friend.
- More DIY and wardrobe maintenance posts. Let’s Be Fair did a great job in this arena, and I plan to re-share some of these posts as well as adding more of my own.
- More brand profiles and shopping lists. I’ve mostly focused on women’s clothing thus far, but thanks to Let’s Be Fair I’ll be featuring ethical options for men’s and children’s clothing, home goods, food and coffee, and more.
- More voices. I’ve been reaching out to the amazing people in my life whose perspective will help enrich and diversify Birds of a Thread’s content. Stay tuned for more style (and life) advice from the BoT crew.
So whether you’re a long-time reader or are just stumbling into this space for the first time, welcome to the new and improved Birds of a Thread! With a little help from my friends, of course.