7 Hacks to be Fit for Life

Holidays, New Years Resolutions, bikini season, weddings, and other special occasions leave us bouncing back and forth, striving to be healthy for a temporary amount of time. We reach a goal or the special occasion passes, and we find ourselves right back where we started. Back and forth we go — hence the term yo-yo diet. (Don’t worry, this isn’t another dieting post. I promise.)


The Cotton Issue No One is Talking About

There are few feuds that have ever gotten as much attention as this year’s presidential election. Trump vs. Hillary. Left vs. Right. Toupes vs. Real Hair. But no one is paying attention to the other issues at play here, one in particular: Organic Cotton vs. Everything Else...


How Yoga Rewires Your Brain

The things we think and the things we do have a dynamic impact on our brain, our attitudes, and ultimately our reality. My father always reminded me of the power of positive thinking and the philosophy of creating my own reality. He taught me that it all starts with the things we tell ourselves and the way we handle situations. Yoga has helped embed this mindset into my daily practice and life...


Why we’re creating a clothing line that doesn’t cut corners

In 2011, the apparel industry was put under a microscope after a Greenpeace report that linked textile manufacturing to toxic water pollution. This was spurred by the use of Polyvinyl Chloride, also known as PVC. After this enormous report, some brands ceased use, but not enough. There are still hundreds of brands who have not committed to a toxic-free future, but fitppl is not one of them...


6 Tips that will make your trip to Thailand 1000% better

1. Temples will make you question everything you thought you knew

There is an air of mysticism and commanding respect about temples that will (literally & metaphorically) stop you in your tracks. If you travel to Thailand, visiting temples is a must. In fact, it’d be pretty hard to avoid them - they’re everywhere. But before you sit and marvel in front of an ancient monument, there are a few unwritten rules:


Why ‘biodegradable plastics’ is a dangerous oxymoron

Did you know you can still read a newspaper that has been rotting away in a landfill for over three decades? That means, you can get your driver’s license, graduate high school, get into college, change your degree 11 times, turn 21, complete the obligatory backpacking through Europe trip, meet and fall in love with an American in a hostel in Berlin, travel back to San Francisco and get married, start a company, sell the company, have two kids and move out to the burbs, and STILL be able to dig out the newspaper from the day you were born and read about what was happening in the world 35 years ago. I mean….C’mon. That’s not biodegrading. That’s not compostable...


How recycling can be bad for the environment

Wait… what… how? It’s everywhere, this push to “go green,” to be eco-friendly, to RRR (reduce, reuse, recycle.) We as a society have made major changes in the last few years to conform to this idea, and before you misunderstand – we like recycling. We like it a lot. But, like everything, you can’t go into it blind. There are facts we need to be aware of, things we need to know. Recycling that doesn’t get recycled is just called trash, and it goes right into the landfill just like anything else. Here’s how to not let that happen...


Burgers, broccoli…and cow farts (yes, cow farts)

Killer title, right? Well it got you to start reading so, in that way, it was a success.

It might be hard to believe these three things could have anything to do with one another, but they do. In the world of livestock farming, there is more to it than meets the eye (and nose.)

What these three things have in common is the same thing that is most important to our survival as a human race: water...


How eating less meat will extend your life – and help the Earth

It seems like lately every time we turn around, there’s a new diet fad. Atkins wants you to eliminate all carbs, ‘Clean Eating’ wants you to villainize sugar, Paleo implores you to model your intake after a caveman’s. If you are looking to hop on a Fad Diet train to quickly drop those pesky pounds… stop reading.

This is not an article about diets. This is an article about lifestyle...


That’s exactly what the Plastics Industry wants you to believe

You know in the movies where Tom Cruise, or Hanks, or Sellick talks about sticking it to the man? And it sounds cool because you evoke an image of one honest guy trying to face the machine? For a while that monster was Wall Street, then it was Oil… well now it’s Plastics.

Right this moment, in an office somewhere...


6 sneaky ways to get more turmeric into your diet this season

If this is the first you’re hearing about the limitless health benefits of turmeric, it’s time to come out from the rock you’re hiding under. This tiny bright orange root has been called the “wonder drug,” the “medical substitute” and “the healthiest food in the world.” It is said to be the most effective nutritional resource in existence. It is a natural anti-inflammatory compound, meaning it helps your body ward off disease and can heal you from illness faster...