Focus On Fashion

In the Game of On-Demand Fashion, Sell’s on First, and Make’s on Second

  When we think about fashion, we typically think about what’s on-trend, what brands are the latest obsession, what shoes will look best with that top.  Sustainably minded shoppers have pushed the envelope as of late, asking questions like, “what’s in my clothes?” or “who made my clothes”? With statistics like “less than 1% of …

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rPET: Sustainable Fashion’s Problem Child 

      What is rPET? In fashion, rPET (or recycled polyethylene terephthalate) typically means single-use plastic bottles, old fishing nets, and industrial waste turned into recycled polyester.  We’re all familiar with polyester, because it’s everywhere. It’s the most widely used fabric in the world, accounting for 52% of all fiber production in 2020 (double …

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How To “Slay Responsibly” With Zavier Clark

#SlayingResponsibly is more than a hashtag; it is a mindset.   The concept was bred out of a to include self-care practices into my consumption habits as an individual. As a Black, plus-size, queer, nonbinary person who often consumes luxury products, I felt like I was not the picture-perfect example of what the industry was …

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Sustainable Alternatives to Anthropologie Best Sellers

Stylish, unique, and staple pieces never have to come from fast fashion brands! We can all love and appreciate the beauty of trendy brands such as Anthropologie, Free People, or Urban Outfitters. Still, the guilt of supporting unethical practices can be unbearable. Instead of purchasing pieces from Anthropologie that you might be tempted by, shop …

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Turning Trash Into Unique Pieces with Dan Pontarlier

Without a doubt, most people today would say that upcycling is in trend. Nowadays it is not a doubt to anyone, and it’s about time for it to go mainstream! From small brands and designers to major corporations in the fashion industry, everyone is aiming to take a step towards circularity. Collections made from unconventional …

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5 Ways to Donate to Reduce Waste and Ensure Reuse

I still cannot believe it’s been over a year (pre-pandemic times, oh my!) since I volunteered with sorting items to be processed and priced at Goodwill. One by one, I went through clothing donations, inspecting their condition and evaluating each piece, making the call on what could be sold in-store.  Although this experience sometimes feels …

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The Black One-Piece Swimsuits from Sustainable Brands We Love

Put away your quarantine sweats and get out your best SPF because summertime is upon us!   Now is the time to find your perfect Little Black Swimsuit for Hot Girl Summer 2021. Our collection of sustainable and classic black one-pieces range from simple & elegant to edgy & chic. The only things you’ll need …

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