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Combating Fast Fashion: Zady

Recently, a new online shopping experience launched at zady.com, offering high quality, stylish clothes for women, men, as well as gifts and home goods. Zady offers “Origins”, a map that outlines where their carefully curated collection comes from around the world. They seek to support artisans, fair trade principles, and heritage, including locally sourced goods, made in USA credentials, […]

Slow Fashion: The Answer to Fast Fashion

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.

June 9th

The High Price of Cheap Clothes

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.