No need to throw out those old flip flops; with a little creativity and craft material, you can upcycle them into almost new summer footwear.
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A homemade foot scrub is a surefire way to remove excess dry skin, repair cracked heels and more. They are easy to make, inexpensive, and will leave your feet feeling soft and refreshed.
Writer’s Note: Please consult your healthcare provider before attempting oil pulling therapy to ensure it’s safe for you. The other day a friend asked if I’d given the latest trend of “oil pulling” a try. I smiled and said no, but I was really thinking, “What in world is she talking about?” After scouring the […]
From mass producing ‘closed-loop’ garments to coloring t-shirts with waterless dyes, technological advancements are helping the sustainable fashion industry evolve into a powerhouse. Innovators are coming up with ingenious ways to create ethically-made garments without harming workers, shoppers or the environment. The blogosphere was particularly abuzz last month following popular musician and designer Pharrell Williams’ […]
As part of this month’s SOURCE Brand Preview, I had a chance to listen in as designers, buyers and company owners shared exclusive information about the direction of their brands. I thought it was particularly interesting to learn how menswear designers are working to knit a greater niche in the sustainable fashion world for guys. […]
Some ladies believe shoes are a “girl’s best friend,” but I think accessories are the perfect accompaniments to any look. Whether you are going to lunch with girlfriends or to dinner with your beau, a chic accessory can take your look from drab to fab. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I’d like to share […]
Writer’s Note: Please check with your healthcare provider before consuming coconut oil to ensure it’s safe for you. We are almost to the end of January; how are you doing with keeping your New Year’s resolutions? Like you, I have a list of goals I’m hoping to achieve as well. One of my goals is […]
From Fashion Students to Business Owners: An Inside Look at Nula Kids’ Journey to Create Adjustable Children’s Clothing [Interview]
Thanks to more transparency in the sustainable fashion industry, we, the customers, are no longer outsiders in the clothing manufacturing processes. We have the resources to track the sources of designers’ fabrics and other materials, the seamstresses who sewed the looks together, and the effects production and shipping have on the environment. Business owners are […]
In a few days boys and girls around the world will excitedly untie ribbons and tear away packaging to reveal their newest toys and games. Parents like me will have to figure out how to make room for their children’s latest gifts along with keeping their most cherished favorites. If your child’s toy box is […]
With only a few days left of holiday shopping, here are seven ideas to help you choose one-of-a kind gifts for the environmentally-conscious, fashionable ladies in your life. Take it from me, regardless of the holidays your family celebrates, every woman would appreciate a kindhearted, thoughtful present. The choices vary from ordering online to upcycling […]
Grown-ups are no longer the only ones dressing in ultra-chic, sustainable fashions; designers are creating a niche especially for kids.
Here are some easy, family-friendly Autumn-themed crafts made mostly from upcycled materials and things found in your backyard.
Forthcoming documentary Thread digs into the many costs created by the global fashion industry, and showcases pioneers in the business who are creating new, sustainable approaches to looking good.