About Melissa
Melissa Chong is an honest, gut-trusting, free spirit at heart. Like you, her unique perspective is shaped by her past experiences, current choices and dreams for the future. She lives minimally and mindfully in this increasingly connected world of ours.

Melissa's Posts

  • Boutique of the Week: Me to We store

    By Melissa | Women

    If you haven’t heard of a We Day and think a Kielburger could potentially be a lunch option, allow me to share with you an organization that is out to change the world. Me to We is a social enterprise that creates and offers lifestyle experiences -...


  • Changemakers: Jelena Pticek and Karen Carrillo

    By Melissa | Changemaker

    Changemaker is our series that highlights some really amazing work that is fueled by a passion and desire to change the world through sustainable efforts. Freedom Clothing Collective is a co-op store in Toronto that sells and supports local fashion,...


  • The summer sandal with style and a great story

    By Melissa | Women

    Rio de Janeiro- the sartorial home of flip-flops and world-known brands like Havaianas and iPANEMA (Gisele Bundchen's line)- has forever imprinted this summer staple in our lives and now brings us another by way of Marlandia. For those living in t...


  • SOKO- using mobile to trade fairly + directly with producers

    By Melissa | Women

    Fair trade is a term often uttered when it comes to coffee and chocolate, and increasingly more so when it comes to jewelry and accessories. This business model is meant to protect the little guy against the unstable market by guaranteeing a fixed pr...


  • Getting ready for warmer days with these sustainable sandals

    By Melissa | Women

    I'm going to share my dressing secret- I dress from the bottom up. The first article selected is always footwear despite the fact that it gets put on last. Depending on the weather, where I'm going, what I'm doing- it all goes into the very conscious...


  • Happy ANZAC day - 5 ethical brands from Australia

    By Melissa | Women

    Australians are lucky. Not only are they surrounded by water and beauty all the time, they can also shop a lot easier knowing that Ethical Clothing Australia has got their back. If you see this trademark on a product, it means it has been accredited...


  • Vancouver's Eco Fashion Week - informs and inspires

    By Melissa | News

    VANCOUVER- With shows, seminars and panels to inform and inspire, Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is sure to prove you don’t have to sacrifice style to stay sustainable. The EFW mission is to “present the industry with sustainable innovations in fashion a...


  • Changemaker: Kyle Berner

    By Melissa | Changemaker

    Changemaker is our series that highlights some really amazing work that is fueled by a passion and desire to change the world through sustainable efforts. As Feelgoodz are 'for the traveler, the game-changer, the risk-taker, the doer',  I couldn't s...


  • Focus Finland: Nurmi, timeless, minimal, nordic

    By Melissa | Men

    “The Nurmi designs are distinguishably Scandinavian: this is not a conscious decision but definitely the surroundings have had an influence in this. Finland is full of contrasts. Freezing cold, snowy winter and hot summer days. Dark winter and ni...


  • Focus Finland: Ivana Helsinki, poetic visuality

    By Melissa | Women

    “The Finnish identity includes a beautiful melancholy undercurrent. Its elements are a close connection with nature and the contrasts of the changing seasons,”   Paola Suhonen Ivana Helsinki is all about telling a story. It is the story th...


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