Browsing the "Fast Fashion" Tag

How to Mend Clothes with Crochet

November 24th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Whether you're shopping second hand or trying to mend instead of replace, patching holes can be a little bit tricky. Here's how to mend clothes with crochet instead of unsightly fabric patches

Combating Fast Fashion: Zady

September 6th, 2013 | by Angela Wallace of Sasstainable

Recently, a new online shopping experience launched at, offering high quality, stylish clothes for women, men, as well as [&hellip

Mending Basics: 4 Simple Techniques to Repair Damaged Clothes

October 3rd, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Fall is here! As you pull your fall gear out of the back of the closet, are you finding any pieces that have a few imperfections? Maybe there's a split seam here and a missing button there. Don't let these little things stop you from hanging on to an otherwise wearable garment! Check out these basic mending stitches to repair damaged clothes

Spotted: Convertible Organic Dress

September 19th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

One common complaint about buying organic clothing is that it tends to be a lot more expensive. That definitely tends to be true, and that's why I'm loving this convertible organic dress from Simone's Rose Boutique!

Slow Fashion: The Answer to Fast Fashion

June 9th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

If you're a regular reader around here, you know that we're not fans of fast fashion, but we do love that the fashion industry isn't all about churning out mountains of clothes that you have to replace season after season. Slow fashion is a trend that's been catching on since 2007, and it represents a whole different way of designing clothing and looking at your wardrobe

The High Price of Cheap Clothes

May 26th, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Most of us get a thrill from finding cheap clothes. Money is tight for plenty of people these days and spotting that cheap dress or shirt can feel like finding buried treasure but the thrill is all too fleeting.  Cheap dress shirts or dresses come with a hidden high price if they aren’t made well, don’t fit, and don’t last.  Cheap clothes can come with an environmental cost from wasteful and dirty mass production, and a human cost as well from poor treatment of workers who make them.  Taking a broader view, cheap clothes are not always the best value

Where Fast Fashion is Born

August 30th, 2010 | by Susanna Schick

MAGIC, the world's largest apparel trade show is where Fast Fashion finds its way from the design room to the retail shelves. This article focuses on the SOURCING expo and the eternal quest for more eco fabrics as I teach a number of Chinese textile reps about recycled materials. And discover a couple of cool eco designers along the way

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