Danielle Alvarado

148. (Replay #86) Loving the World through Simple Living: Reevaluating our "Needs" with Danielle Alvarado of Sustainably Kind Living

To celebrate Plastic Free July, Mary and Emma are bringing back one of their favorite episodes on sustainable living: episode 86 with Danielle Alvarado which first aired on April 8th, 2022. 

Learn to make space for what truly makes you happy using the power of refusal and conscious choice, with Danielle Alvarado of Sustainably Kind Living. Danielle’s educational online collective for the conscious consumer provides alternative resources to the harmful fast fashion, home, and beauty industries. Moved by the horrific stories she heard first hand from garment workers in Southeast Asia, Danielle found her calling by advocating for sustainable fashion and for a rejection of harmful and toxic industrial systems. After making the move to Italy to begin her family, Danielle found herself in a small Italian village where sustainable slow-living was simply the norm. Amazed by this new way of life and inspired by her experience in Asia, she began a blog to educate and advocate for a paradigm shift towards simple living. She now preaches about the power to bypass consumerism by asking, “What truly makes us happy?” and “What defines actual need?” Danielle knows that beneath all of the things we think we want, we are really longing for acceptance and connection back to each other and the Earth. She also knows that if we have the privilege to consider sustainable options, then we have the responsibility to select those options. Ultimately, she argues that slow living is, at its core, a call to show ourselves and the world greater empathy.  

Please be advised, this episode contains mention of sexual assault and sexual violence. 

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podchaser, Podtail, Youtube, or on your favorite podcast platform.

Topics Discussed

• Sustainable Fashion 

• Consumer Culture 

• Fast Fashion 

• Child Labor 

• Social Inequality 

• Minimalism

• Conscious Consumerism

• Slow Fashion

• Slow Living


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Connect with Danielle Alvarado:

• Website: www.sustainablykindliving.com

• Instagram @sustainablykindliving and @sustykindliving 

• Facebook, Sustainably Kind Living

• Facebook, Danielle Alvarado 

• Pinterest, Sustainably Kind Living



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