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3 Classic Style of Shoes for Fall Found Secondhand

3 Classic Style of Shoes for Fall Found Secondhand

As the weather gets cooler, it's a good idea to buy a few pairs of shoes in different styles that can last the whole Fall season. From a sustainable ( and practical) point of view, opting for classic styles not only prepares you for the upcoming season but for years to come. What's even better is finding these styles secondhand, which not only makes for environmentally friendly fashion but can also save a girl a few dollars. 1) The Ankle Boot (ATP ankle boots, pic & product via ThredUp) Found these beautiful ankle boots via ThredUp, an online thrift store....


Must Sustainable Fashion be Minimalistic?

Must Sustainable Fashion be Minimalistic?

     This is the question I've been contemplating recently. It seems many people and companies would think so; as the majority of businesses that hold to the value of sustainability tend to sell (successfully with many followers and fans) minimalistic designs. I believe the thought process goes something similar to this: Sustainability => make what people need and will wear often => results in less frivolous clothing ending in land fills, keeps the quantity of clothing to a controlled, manageable amount in each person's closet => make functional clothing in classic colors. This is a really smart model and I'm...


Why is Ethical Fashion "So Expensive"?

Why is Ethical Fashion "So Expensive"?

In this post, I want to give a few reasons for the gap in pricing between fast fashion and ethically made clothing.  1) Slave labor in 3rd world countries vs. fairly paid workers in 1st world countries.       You will find that most fast fashion companies have their items made in 3rd world countries. It is very rare that you will see fast fashion with a "Made in the USA" label. Obviously the cost of living in developing countries are much, much lower than developed ones-- yet STILL these workers aren't paid nearly enough to live decently! Let's compare that...


When we look at the bigger picture...

Interesting information worth pondering. (Source of all images: FashionRevolution.org)


Getting Educated About Fabric Choices

Getting Educated About Fabric Choices

          Choosing the right fabrics, whether as a creator or consumer of clothing, is an important topic that should be discussed and explored. Fabric is one of the main components of clothing design. Aesthetics wise, the look, feel, drape, pattern, and material make-up of fabric significantly shape the overall vibe of a garment. But have we looked at other aspects of fabric, such as the affects on environment (clothes discarded become textile waste), the health of workers (consistent contact with dyes and chemicals), and the health of consumers (everyday skin contact)? Wouldn't you agree that it's time to take...

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