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.
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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.
Got a closet full of shoes that you wouldn’t wear on a dare? Don’t throw them away: try out some of these ideas for revamping last season’s looks into something “new” and stylish… without spending a lot of money.
No More Business as Usual: Eight Innovations & Opportunities Developing in the Sustainable Fashion Industry
Eco-fashion designers and business owners are completely revamping how they work with one another as well as with those in the ‘fast fashion’ industry. In fact, there are at least eight innovations and opportunities happening in the sustainable fashion industry that you’re sure to notice as you shop your favorite brands.
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.
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.
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.
Mixing Fast Fashion and Sustainability Can Educate Shoppers, Create ‘Closed-Loop’ Garments for the Masses
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.
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.
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.
“Summer leather” is one trend that has me scratching my head in confusion. Besides the obvious reason of leather sticking to you in very uncomfortable ways as it gets warmer, I’ll give you five more reasons to reconsider this trend and still look your best this season…
Research overwhelmingly shows if more women are educated, countries experience greater economic growth, lower infant and child mortality rates, and declines in the spread of HIV/AIDS infections, among other benefits.
Never mind those store-bought, toxic-filled cosmetic products; you can exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize your skin with an all-natural, homemade body scrub. The largest organ of your body will thank you for pampering it with healthy, organic ingredients– as it’s capable of absorbing anything you lather on.