Author Archives: Talancia Pea

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: How Fashionistas Can Unite to Support a Worthy Cause

October 8th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

It’s still early in the month, but you’ve probably noticed pink ribbons decorating your local community, grocery stores and/or workplace. October is recognized as International Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time to support the nearly 235,000 women and men in the United States and abroad who will be affected by the life-threatening illness


Exposed: Ten Insider Details About New Zealand’s First Ever Eco-Fashion Runway Event

September 16th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

A pop-up boutique, “shwop” (shop + swap) and style event and online contests are some of the fun goodies to accompany New Zealand’s (NZ) first ever eco-fashion runway show, 'Exposed', on Saturday, September 21. While the country hosts three other fashion weeks, this will be opening night for ten sustainable designers as they come together to present original looks made completely from organic and upcycled materials


How One Small Business is “Refrying” T-Shirts into “Funner” Upcycled Fashions [Interview]

August 6th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

T-shirts are a comfortable, inexpensive and fun way to tell others about things that interest you. Unfortunately, they also are quickly piling up in America’s landfills, which collect about 12.4 million tons of textile waste each year. Lisa Stout, founder and Chief Upcycling Officer at Refried Tees is working to lessen this outrageously high amount by creating her entire clothing line from reclaimed t-shirts


Showcase Your Furniture Recycling Talents to Help Save Endangered Animals

July 23rd, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

Are you a creative and resourceful person who turns other people’s “trash” into like-new treasures? Or maybe you are the person all of your friends calls for help to revamp their home furnishing hand-me-downs into focal points of their rooms’? If so, Fashion for Home, one of the United Kingdom’s leading designer furniture retailers, wants to showcase your talents, and give support to endangered rainforest animals


How to Move Sustainable Fashion Even More into the Mainstream

July 18th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

More consumers are willing to recycle their used clothing for vouchers, and big brands are working to create ‘closed-loop' garments for the masses. Indicative of this year’s theme “Momentum”, these are the types of significant changes that industry leaders hope to continue by joining forces at the annual Ethical Fashion Forum’s (EFF) Source Summit



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