Maggie Schafer

About the Author

Maggie Schafer is the founder of Chic & Eco, a sustainable fashion blog where she shares information about ethical fashion brands, upcycling and smart styling. Maggie is a freelance writer who writes blog posts, articles and websites for clients in travel, health & fitness, fashion and education. When she’s not typing away, this Chicagoan is practicing yoga, cooking vegan meals and exploring different neighborhoods.

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Why the Fitness Industry Has Nothing to Do With Fitness

When I was a kid, someone told me that the U.S. is the only country in the world where there are elevators at the gym. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but it struck me as crazy. Here people are paying for a gym membership in order to expel calories, yet they can’t be bothered to walk up the stairs.

In the Western world, fitness is not made out to be a way of life. It’s a product. If ... Read More

4 Eco-Friendly Lessons From Fashion’s Past

Eco-Friendly Fashion: Bringing the Past into the Present

I used to think “dressing like a grandma” was a bad thing. But as more and more people yearn for timeless and sustainable wardrobes, my appreciation grows for the handmade dresses of my grandmother’s youth. Improve your wardrobe and stay green with these lessons from fashion’s past.

1. Know Your Way Around a Sewing Machine

When sewing machines gained popularity during the latter half of the 19th century, they were celebrated because ... Read More

The Fashion Lover’s Guide to Thrift Shopping

Photo credit: Flicker We all know the environmental benefits of buying used clothes, and it’s no secret that thrift stores are a whole lot cheaper than retail. But to some, the endless racks of yawn-worthy garments at your average Salvation Army can be a little intimidating. Rest assured, there are techniques for tackling those racks. As a lifelong thrift-shopping enthusiast, I wanted to share some of my tips for efficient, fun and successful thrifting trips.

1. Do ... Read More

7 Best Vintage Shops in Chicago

At vintage shops, you’ll find one-of-a-kind pieces that seem to give fast fashion the middle finger - the Chicago way. Vintage shops are filled with garments that were made with quality and timeless style – clothing and accessories designed during an era when fashion was considered an “investment.” In Chicago, you’ll have no problem finding awesome vintage shops with curated collections. Ready to add a little retro style to your look, all while shopping ethically? Check out some of my very ... Read More

9 Reusable Shopping Bags that Actually Look Cool

Trendy recycled fashion bags I’ve met so many people who, despite being aware of the environmental effects of plastic bags, enter checkout lines without a reusable bag in sight. They all say the same thing: “I have a pile of reusable bags at a home, but I always forget them!” Well, how about some bags that are so cool you’ll be excited to carry them? Check out these reusable shopping bags in chic styles that are, you know, unforgettable.

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