Browsing the "slow 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


Event: Sustainable Practices in the Age of Fast Fashion

November 10th, 2012 | by Shanley Knox

The fashion industry is a multibillion dollar business. Americans alone purchase over 20 billion garments a year. How can our consumer awareness of dwindling resources and increased consumption shift our purchasing power to sustainable solutions?


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


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



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