Author Archives: Talancia Pea

Slow Fashion and Food Make Stops in St. Louis

September 18th, 2012 | by Talancia Pea

With a bustling social scene and calendar full of fun things to do, Saint Louis is known as a hub for entertainment in the Midwest. But this week the city ‘slows’ its’ approach to fashion and food and embraces the pace of sustainability


Adidas Unveils First Collection of Waterless Dyed T-Shirts

August 10th, 2012 | by Talancia Pea

Sportswear manufacturing giant adidas nabbed a game-changing move from Nike, one of its largest competitors, to forever alter the textile dyeing industry. The internationally-known company unveiled it's first collection of t-shirts colored using DryDye, a sustainable and completely waterless process to dye polyester fabrics, last month


Sustainable Fashion Designer Tara St. James Shares Inspiration for Fall Collection, Green Closet and Much More

July 24th, 2012 | by Talancia Pea

Award-winning designer, upcycling jewelry mastermind and the founder of a school and consultancy for aspiring sustainable designers are only a few of the accomplishments listed on Tara St. James’ fashion résumé. The Montreal-native shared with me her inspiration for the Fall collection, goals for partnering with Ecover’s Green Closet, and how fans and fashionistas can follow her next big move!


Green Closet: Sustainable Fashion is a Lifestyle

July 20th, 2012 | by Talancia Pea

Eco-chic fashionistas of Ecover’s Green Closet know buying sustainably-made clothing is only a small part of greening up your wardrobe and lowering your carbon footprint. It’s equally important to use low environment impact, all-natural cleaning products and methods to care for your favorite looks


Fish Pedicures: Experts Warn of Potential Health Risks

July 3rd, 2012 | by Talancia Pea

Fish pedicures grew in popularity in the United States in 2008, but new findings about possible health and environmental effects are giving state and local governments reasons to take another look at the unusual spa treatment


How to Get Healthy Skin: Five Fruits for an All-Natural Look (Part 1)

June 11th, 2012 | by Talancia Pea

Summer is here, and the temperatures are rising. It’s time to unpack your shorts and sandals and load up on everything you need for healthy, beautiful skin—fruit. The essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants found in fruits will give your body’s largest organ an all-natural makeover without the use of expensive creams or procedures.


The Slow Fashion Movement: A Lasting Trend that Gives Back to Consumers, Manufacturers and the Environment

May 23rd, 2012 | by Talancia Pea

Just as the slow food movement prompted us to think about where and how our food was being produced -- agricultural practices, worker safety, cleanliness of factories, treatment of animals, etc. -- “slow fashion” encourages fashion “consumers” to consider where and how their clothing is being made and to develop a greater sense of connection to the materials taken from the environment to create their looks



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