Slow Fashion

As a weaver and natural fiber artist, the Slow Fashion is particular near and dear to my heart. Find out ways to think about clothing and textiles differently, and how they can be a powerful force for good.

daily uniform

You do You: 5 Tips for creating a Daily Uniform

What do Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, catholic nuns, and Hindu priests have in common?  The wear a daily uniform. Having one or just a few styles in your closet has been shown to increase productivity and avoid decision fatigue(see source).  It also allows you to cut back on how many clothes you own.  This saves …

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Caring for your Clothes: The right TLC to get the most out of your clothing.

In this material universe things wear out.  Mountains become boulders become pebbles.  Roads get cracks.  Old logs rot.  And our clothes are no different. We control the rate at which our clothes decay.  When we slow down this process our clothes last longer and don’t need to be replaced as often.  Hence you buy fewer …

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Sustainable Wardrobe Guide: 5 Questions to Ask when Shopping

A sustainable wardrobe is a must in your journey to a sustainable lifestyle. The slow fashion movement and sustainable clothes in general gain momentum daily.  Which is great.  It is often estimated that the textile industry is the 2nd leading producer of waste.  The US alone creates 13 million tons of textile waste a year …

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Buy Quality: A bigger investment upfront equals savings for you and the environment.

The phrase “you get what you pay for” refers to low quality goods bought at a low price.  And we know it has a negative stigma.  It’s just hard to resist the temptation of a perceived bargain. (Not your fault, it’s all mind games.) And it’s true. You do get what you pay for.  Low …

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10 Eco Brands to trust when building your sustainable wardrobe.

You’ve decided to buy sustainable, ethical clothes. Yay! Congratulations! Welcome to the club! Then you start looking… (crickets) Where are they? Never fear!  They’re out there.  It can just be a bit difficult figuring out which ones meet the sustainability goals in your life. Here are 10 companies that I’ve researched that can help you …

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Cost per Wear: rethinking the price of clothing.

You’ve decided to create a sustainable wardrobe. Congrats! So you go online, start clicking around for a responsibly sourced and produced brand, and then – AHHH! – the prices…a little piece of you dies and gives up hope. Start by taking a deep breath. This journey is about changing how you think about clothing.  Take …

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6 Reasons to downsize to a Minimalist Wardrobe that are good for you and the planet.

In moving towards an eco-friendly lifestyle, less is more. And this is especially true for your closet.  There are numerous reasons to adopt a minimalist wardrobe. Here are 6 of them. Photo by bruce mars from Pexels 1. Saves money! When you aren’t out shopping every weekend to keep up with the latest fast fashion …

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