Author Archives: Talancia Pea

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


How to Make Homemade Fruit and Herb Infused Water

June 10th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea

Cool off this summer with a batch of all-natural, homemade fruit and herb infused water. There’s no need for pricey equipment or shopping lists; only your favorite produce, water and a container



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