An incredible, short documentary on the consequences of cheap fashion in unregulated societies. Film was produced and published by The New York Times.
So as many of you know, feminism is having a huge moment. And as a woman I am extremely excited about its potential to combat sexism nag gain rights for women across the world. I recently watched this video by the British Vogue Youtube channel and I think that it has a great statement on … Continue reading The Importance of Feminism in Fashion
I love my silk scarves. I grew up raiding my grandmother's and mother's closets, wearing their scarves around my neck and tying them in different ways. Whenever I go to a rummage sale or a vintage store, the scarf section is my first stop. Below are a couple ways to start wearing your silk scarves … Continue reading Keep Your Scarves!
Now here is a sustainability challenge for the shoppers out there (myself included). Only buy a garment if you are going to wear the piece at least 30 times. Note my wording with buy and not keep. The next time you go to the store and fall in love with a leather jacket or a … Continue reading The 30 Challenge
Feminism is directly linked to Sustainable Fashion. Women are the fashion industry's biggest target. We, the consumers, set the trends and bolster the economy. However women also make the clothes. 80% of garment workers are women. So today I am wearing red for those women, the garment workers. The women that can't miss work because … Continue reading International Women’s Day
I love Emma Watson. She is an incredible actress, UN ambassador, and feminist. Recently she began her press tour for Beauty and the Beast, a film coming out this month! She started an instagram account dedicated to her styling over the entire press tour and it is all about sustainable fashion. Here are some of … Continue reading Beauty meet Sustainability
Bustle.com just came out with the article "How Often Should You Wash Your Jeans?". I think that is a great question. I am in favor of washing clothing only when it really needs to be washed, but when is that? Bustle and Business Insider say that you should test the cleanliness of your jeans by … Continue reading When to Wash your Jeans
The Chalkboard Magazine recently posted the article "How to Shop for Sustainable Fashion (and not go Broke)". Being a college student who loves sustainable fashion I obviously read it immediately. I am constantly looking for new ways to be sustainable, and this article lists a bunch of sustainable resources to use when shopping! I highly … Continue reading The Chalkboard on Shopping Sustainably
FashionKind is an incredible website and online business created by Nina Farran (learn about her here! She's incredible). You can use it to support businesses that are working towards sustainability, either by looking at a traditional online catalog (women, accessories, etc.) or by looking through catalogs curated based on what they support. These categories include anti-slavery, sustainability, lgbt … Continue reading Meet FashionKind
Acute Pesticide Poisoning among Female and Male Cotton Growers in India I read this incredibly study done by a team from Wageningen University in the Netherlands in 2005. They were interested in the effects of pesticides on cotton workers, and their results were astounding. I took out a couple of my favorite quotes from the piece, … Continue reading The Link between Indian cotton and pesticide poisoning