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Woman to Woman: The Cycle of Women in Business Together

Woman to Woman: The Cycle of Women in Business Together

When women support each other incredible things happen. Whomever said that first was on to something. Supporting women has been the thread woven through much of my life in business, it is a part of why Salts & West has chosen to make clothing with ethical and local production. This support is visible in each days work. Jaana and I cut the pieces which go to Pam's sewing machines where she employs other women. Then sewn product is brought back to the studio where Terra presses on the labels bought from Lindsey-Lea. Finally, each piece is shipped out to you where...

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Made in Canada clothing? 5 Reasons to Shop Canadian Made Clothing.

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Made in Canada clothing?  5 Reasons to Shop Canadian Made Clothing.

Modern culture has made your clothing choices limitless. Why would you want to consider shopping made in Canada clothing first? Are there any benefits to Canadian made clothing? Clothing and fashion is often a matter of only personal style and aesthetic. However, in the last decade, as sweat shop fast fashion has become more prevalent in the marketplace many consumers are looking to their local garment manufacturers to offer clothing with more ethical prowess and better quality construction. What are some of the best reasons to shop made in Canada clothing? Here are 5 great ones that show how shopping...

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Is Green Clothing my Color? Sustainable Fashion that Won't Have You Compromise on Style.

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Is Green Clothing my Color?  Sustainable Fashion that Won't Have You Compromise on Style.

            Salts Organic Clothing hemp hoodie in a wrap style Green clothing is the most important fashion statement —and not on a colour wheel. From manufacturing practices to fibre sources, components of the apparelindustry are spurring the next major shift inthe market for an organic—or, at least, morecarbon-neutral—lifestyle. New fabric choices,like bamboo and soy, are allowing apparel tobecome eco-friendly, while remaining stylish andmodern (see sidebar). Organic, recycled and sustainable are just afew frequent terms. Organic fabric—like food—is made without pesticides, insecticides and thelike. Recycled designs are when designers takeitems and re-design them into something new.Sustainable, like...

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Dress for your Body Type. 5 Tips for a Flattering You.

Dress for your Body Type. 5 Tips for a Flattering You.

How can you dress for your body type?  Whenever I am designing a new item I like to take into account what its going to do for the person that puts it on. We all have had an item that hugs us in all the wrong places and makes us feel like we are on the way to Frumpville. Then we have also had the great luck in finding a piece that shows off our best and highlights what makes us beautiful. Those are the items that we keep for years and wear until there is nothing left to them....

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Why use Organic Cotton in Eco Fashion Clothing?

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Why use Organic Cotton in Eco Fashion Clothing?

Clothing has long been made with cotton.  In the recent years Organic Cotton Clothing as emerged as a way to wear natural clothing and Eco Fashion without all the chemicals added.  Organic cotton is used in all areas of natural apparel. Cotton has been grown for centuries throughout the world.  It has been dated to being used all the way back into prehistoric times.  Cotton is a shrub that grows naturally in tropical climates.  It is most prevalent in Americas, Africa and India.  The fibre is nearly pure cellulose.  Its is generally spun into yarn or thread and woven/knitted into...

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