• Get Like Us – When Peer Pressure Yields Positive Results

    January 4, 2019 by

    Fair Trade. Ethically Sourced. Eco-Friendly. Cruelty-Free. These are not just buzzwords for millennials. Businesses are now adopting more transparent practices within their supply chains but why? Could it be that catering to a millennial consumer market with a majority that will gladly pay 10% to 25% more for sustainable products and services could generate even… Read more

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  • Is it too late for sustainable fashion?

    October 9, 2019 by

    Picture it. London. Fashion week. September 2019. A young girl walking through Trafalgar Square heading to her first show with her mother. Pointing at a crowd all dressed in black with a coffin lifted up above their heads, she asks, “Mum, who died?” A man wearing a top hat with the words ‘Fashion Weak’ written… Read more

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  • Beyoncé, Ivy Park, and the Sweatshop Scandal

    August 5, 2018 by

      Recently, Beyoncé has been attacked on Twitter because of her brand, Ivy Park. The attacks have accused Beyoncé of portraying contradictory messages about feminism in regards to the consumers who purchase her goods and the lack of female empowerment for the women who make her goods. Article Articles dating back to 2016 have noted… Read more

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  • Wardrobe Ethnography – What’s in your closet?

    June 20, 2018 by

    Wardrobe Ethnography The study of people’s accumulated clothing in their wardrobe. Wardrobe Ethnography is a way to understand people by simply looking what’s inside of their closets. It reveals consumer behavior such as why people buy certain styles and patterns. It also reveals character traits of a person and certain beliefs and values of a… Read more

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  • Sustainability Spotlight: LULEA

    June 14, 2018 by

    Today, I had the pleasure of touring a manufacturing facility right outside of Nairobi called LULEA or Luxury Leather. LULEA manufactures luxury leather goods, specifically bags and wallets. Edmond Chesneau is the designer and founder. He’s not only creatively talented but also talented in creating social impact in rural communities. One craftsmen said, “Yes, we… Read more

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  • Ankara – A Complicated History

    May 16, 2018 by

    Ankara fabric is usually associated with Africa or worn by Africans because of it’s tribal like patterns and bright colors. HOWEVER, Ankara’s history is complicated and interesting and has nothing to do with Africa. Ankara is traditionally made from an Indonesian wax-resistant dyeing technique called batik. The goal is to keep the dye from reaching… Read more

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  • Negative Reactions get you Nowhere – Real Change means Collaboration

    May 11, 2018 by

    Kim Kardashian West is the first person to receive the CFDA’s Influencer Award. Their award show is on June 4, 2018. https://www.vogue.com/article/kim-kardashian-west-will-receive-cfda-influencer-award Many sustainable fashion advocates are outraged. They feel that in the current state of our world, the CFDA should have chosen someone who has had more of an influence within social fashion like Stella… Read more

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  • Quality – Wear Clothes that Matter

    April 27, 2018 by

    “Wear Clothes that Matter.” – Solitaire Townsend Clothes that matter are mindful of the manufacturers in production to the environmental impact to the quality of the garment.  The following four apparel brands produce clothes that matter.  Each one has a different positive impact on the world.  HQ: NYC Artisan Partners: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Madagascar… Read more

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  • This One’s for all the Shoe Lovers

    April 26, 2018 by

    Want to continue your shoe addiction without feeling bad about it? Want to tell your spouse or your friend that is supposed to be holding you accountable that you’re actually making a difference in the world by purchasing a new pair of shoes? Look no further! The following brands will help you on your shoe… Read more

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  • Fashion Revolution – Who Made Your Clothes?

    April 24, 2018 by

    April 24, 2018 | FASHION REVOLUTION – WHO MADE YOUR CLOTHES? A Brief History On April 24, 2013 the five-story Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1,000 people, mostly young women. There were five garment factories all manufacturing clothing for big global brands. It was considered to be the deadliest garment-factory accident in history. There… Read more

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  • Artisan Spotlight: Meet Terry

    April 23, 2018 by

    | ARTISAN SPOTLIGHT: MEET TERRY Today is the first day of #FashionRevolution Week! Tomorrow, on Fashion Revolution Day, I will dive into what Fashion Revolution is, why it’s important, and how you can celebrate it! But today, I wanted to kick off the week with the story of a very special lady,      … Read more

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  • Sustainable Fashion – An Introduction

    April 19, 2018 by

    | SUSTAINABLE FASHION – AN INTRODUCTION “Sometimes a people-over-profit mindset begins as product-over-profit thinking.” – Dale Partridge, People Over Profit  Many people often ask me what sustainable fashion is.  o Is sustainable fashion like fair trade?  o How can fashion actually help people? Fashion is something that has always existed and will always exist. It’s… Read more

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