June 28th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea
Mainstream markets can’t continue to do business as usual and ignore customers’ demands for sustainable clothing. They risk irreversible damage to their reputations and loss of profits. And at the end of the day all businesses, sustainable or not, must make a profit to be successful
May 29th, 2013 | by Talancia Pea
Clothing manufactures all over the world are making our favorite looks and styles; yet, many consumers aren’t aware or concerned with the unfair wages and unsafe working conditions for most of the international garment factory labor force.
October 18th, 2012 | by Talancia Pea
What are the opportunities that exist for creating a more sustainable fashion industry? What challenges remain. Dr. Kate Fletcher's recent lecture in St. Louis provided a glimpse into the future of "slow fashion."
September 19th, 2012 | by Talancia Pea
I caught up with two of St. Louis’ most talented sustainable designers, Katie Kantley and Genny Cortinovis, on the eve of their Eco-Centric: A Green Fashion Show runway debut to find out what inspired their collections, why ‘slow fashion’ matters to them, and more
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
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