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Fast Fashion VS. Slow Fashion: The Frightening Truth about the Fashion Industry.

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Fast Fashion VS. Slow Fashion: The Frightening Truth about the Fashion Industry.

Have you ever thought about where your clothes come from when you buy from large retail stores? Or who made them? Like most of us, you probably just haven't thought about it. Or maybe you just have, but you haven't been exposed to what happens in Fast Fashion practices. You're not alone, finding a new shirt that costs less than your coffee at Starbucks can seem like a great thing at the time, until you find out the true cost behind it all. So you may be thinking, what exactly is "Slow Fashion" vs "Fast Fashion." 

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Is Bamboo Clothing a better Choice? 5 Points to Consider.

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Is Bamboo Clothing a better Choice? 5 Points to Consider.

We have been using bamboo fabrics in our designs for many years. We love the feel and the properties of the fibre and our customers love it as well. Bamboo Clothing has some really unique traits that makes it one of our favourite fabrics to use. You may have read some of our previous articles such as "How to Care for your Bamboo Clothing," or "Know Your Microfibres," which we will touch on in this post.    Here are just 5 of the reasons why Bamboo Fabric is oh-so great!   1. It's Breaks down Easier. What does it really...

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We Love Fair Labour! How Canada's Labour Laws Evolved

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We Love Fair Labour! How Canada's Labour Laws Evolved

Happy Labour Day long weekend!  This weekend we're celebrating all the lovely women who keep this little fair fashion shop spinning.  And all of you hard working guys and gals, too!   At Salts & West, we design and produce our garments in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  We produce using our small factory as well as local sewers in the community.  Salts is a community based project that delivers high quality employment opportunities to women in our area.  We love these women like family!So, what does this have to do with Labour Day? Do you...

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Know Your Microfibres! How Bamboo Fabric is a Great Choice in the Battle against Microfibre Pollution.

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Know Your Microfibres! How Bamboo Fabric is a Great Choice in the Battle against Microfibre Pollution.

A huge shift towards sustainability is on the horizon! From recycling, going more 'zero waste', and investing in eco-friendly products, most of us are trying to be more KIND to Mother Earth.  Cheers to that! But did you know that washing your clothes could actually be poisoning our waters and food supply?On average, a synthetic fleece jacket releases 1.7 grams of microfibres (the tiny threads that shed from fabrics) each wash, travelling to your local wastewater treatment plant, where up to 40% of them end up in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Studies indicate that microfibres make up 85% of human-made debris on shorelines...

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Flowy Bamboo Capris or fitted Bamboo Capri leggings! Let us help you choose.

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Flowy Bamboo Capris or fitted Bamboo Capri leggings! Let us help you choose.

Flowy, fitted, or a little of both? Jenny will help you find your perfect Bamboo Capri legging or loose leg match. Plus an update on our amazing bamboo underwear.

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