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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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The (R)evolution of Regenerative Agriculture: From Farm to Fashion

When we think of the faces behind our apparel and textile businesses, we usually picture the cutters, seamsters, and patternmakers. We don’t have to think deeper into the supply chain to bring our work to life. But in actuality, the tireless labor and dedication of agricultural workers are at the source of most of our …

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The Impact of Influencers on Sustainability

Between the new Instagram “Shop” button and “swipe up to use my 20% off code” becoming a regular expression, overconsumption has taken over social media. Since 20061, influencers have been rating and reviewing products for their followers. These reviews are meant to encourage followers to purchase products because of their trusted “relationship” with the influencer. …

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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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Clothing Brands that are Guilty of Greenwashing

What is Greenwashing? Whether you are deeply invested in the controversies of sustainable fashion or not, you may be familiar with the booming term, “greenwashing”. Greenwashing can be defined as the act of falsely marketing a product or company to have deceiving environmental responsibility. This can be exhibited in the form of fake association with …

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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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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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