ABout Me

Hi, I’m Carley and I’m glad you stopped by the site.

In May 2017 I moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco with a sewing machine (necessary) and way too much (unnecessary) stuff. I had less space and a new job role that kept me traveling. My clothes couldn't keep up. Around this time, I also started reading about the true cost of my fast fashion for both the environment and people in the supply chain. I needed a clothing change but I didn't want to lose my style and love for fun fashion. So I asked kickass women how they built conscious wardrobes that didn’t sacrifice their diverse, unique styles. I’m excited to share my learnings with you.

Thoughtful Flamingo is a place where I share interviews, test out ethical clothing practices, and provide city shopping guides. My goal is to show how we all can be more sustainability—without losing out on the sequins.

I hope you enjoy the journey to a smarter wardrobe with me.

ABout TF

Thoughtful Flamingo is the fun guide to the sustainable fashion world. I believe smart style can include personality (and patterns), women have the (ethical clothing) answers, and overconsumption is (so) last season.

The Good Finds: See where to shop sustainably around the world (from vegan to vintage, Amsterdam to Mexico City).

The Flamingo Interviews: Meet kickass women standing up for sustainable and fair fashion, in their own unique and fun ways.

The 101s: Learn new (and easy) ways to bring sustainability into your closet. It’s not one way fits all.

Get in touch at thoughtfulflamingoblog@gmail.com

At the Sustainable Fashion Forum in Portland. Photo by  @paigegreenphoto , backdrop designer  @madebysierra .

At the Sustainable Fashion Forum in Portland. Photo by @paigegreenphoto, backdrop designer @madebysierra.