Equipping Consumers for Ethical Purchases
So you know what ethical fashion is—now what? As consumers, our knowledge of the problem should lead us toward finding a solution. Here’s a round up of tools and information to help you refine your shopping habits. How to Kick the Fast Fashion Habit: This article gives you 9 easy steps to help you rethink your wardrobe. Here’s my favorite: Get crafty: Once you’ve started valuing your clothes more, start treating them better. Don’t mix your colors in the washing machine; skip the dryer and line dry instead; hang delicate embroideries and beadwork inside-out. Then, filter your closet to identifyRead more
STF featured on The Lusso Report
Lusso Bags was founded by Nicole to help empower women in Kolkata, India. Their Mrs. Bird Shoe & Accessory Bag is a personal favorite of mine and the perfect gift or travel accessory. The Lusso Report is their blog featuring stories and tips for travel, fashion and socially conscious living. Today they featured an interview with me – thanks guys! Check it out to see some of my favorite things and learn more about STF. Here are a few of their questions and my answers. Q: Why do you care about human trafficking issues? A: I don’t see how someone canRead more
STF Style Files: How Can I Avoid Fast Fashion?
We recently posted an article on our Facebook page about the evolution of the “cheap dress.” The article focused on the rise of fast fashion and the implications that has on our clothing consumption. This is of interest to us here at STF because that fast fashion and out-of-control clothing consumption fuels slave labor and other unethical working conditions. We asked how you felt about fast fashion and one person replied, “How do I feel about fast fashion? I wish I knew where to shop to buy “classic” pieces that I could wear year after year. It just doesn’t seem possibleRead more