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Emma Watson is a gal we love for many reasons, and she recently announced she’s embracing a cause near and dear to our hearts, and that’s eco-friendly fashion!
The majority of 2014’s major fashion industry campaigns had one thing in common: white girls. Lots of them. There’s nothing inherently wrong with white girls (I’m one myself). After all, we don’t get to choose our race. But the overarching presence of white women in fashion campaigns is very much in line with our nation’s […]
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.
If you think your fast fashion addiction is justifiable because you always donate items to secondhand stores whenever you buy new items, guess again. The Huffington Post reports that our fast fashion shopping addictions are taking a toll on secondhand stores. There’s simply too much coming in for these stores to keep up with, reports […]
What if instead of replacing our clothes season after season we chose timeless, heirloom pieces to build a sustainable wardrobe? That’s the philosophy behind slow fashion.
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, […]
In case you needed another reason to skip the fast fashion, Daily Kos has shared some shameful news about Forever 21’s latest money-saving tactics.
…and they don’t make clothes for plus sized women, either.
Furious? So am I!
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.
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!
This video gives you a glimpse of the time and skill that goes into crafting a pair of jeans. Check it…
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 rise of fast fashion means anyone can afford to buy clothes to fit the latest trend, but what’s the true price of those inexpensive outfits?
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.
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.