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How To Care For Your Bamboo Clothing

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How To Care For Your Bamboo Clothing

How to care for bamboo clothing, you ask?  Apparently, most of you have got it down to a science.  One of my favourite things is receiving e-mails from people saying they bought [insert item] a decade ago and they're still in love with it!  (UMM, if this isn't slow fashion, I don't know what is!)  I'm in awe of these stories and how Jenny's creating beautiful, wearable pieces that truly withstand the test of time.  We laugh about it because if she keeps making things this durable, we won't make money ;)  Of course, normal wear and tear is inevitable, so here's a little video where Jenny explains the best ways...

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Why We're 'Returning to Slow Fashion'

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Why We're 'Returning to Slow Fashion'

We've been hearing the term "slow fashion" thrown around quite a lot lately.  It seems like awareness is growing, and more and more people are asking questions about how their dollar is used as a 'vote'.  But what exactly is slow fashion?  And why is it so important?  Check out this video, featuring Salts and West's Jennifer Graham, and other Vancouver Island-based entrepreneurs and artists who feel passionately about upholding business models and lifestyle practices which support a "slower' production line.How far are you willing to go to ensure you're spending your dollar more 'ethically'?  Do you have any slow fashion hacks that...

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5 Eco Fashion Bloggers We Love To Follow

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5 Eco Fashion Bloggers We Love To Follow

If you've read our previous posts like 5 Reasons to Shop Canadian Made Clothing, or have done a little fact-digging about 'fast fashion' and big-name brands, you'll know that the industry's practices and processes are often far from transparent and, let's be honest, pretty damn shady.  Cleaning out your closet and swapping items for eco-friendly, ethical brands (like Salts & West!) can seem a little overwhelming.  Below are 5 Eco Fashion Bloggers who we love to follow, that take the guesswork out of building a more conscious wardrobe.  Eco Warrior Princess @ecowarriorprincess  Jennifer Nini and team are redefining what it means...

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Trade up your Workout clothing for Organic Fitness Wear?

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Trade up your Workout clothing for Organic Fitness Wear?

Have you ever wondered about the environmental footprint of your work out clothes? As it turns out the common fabrics Nylon and Polyester that are used in most workout wear are tough on our Mother Earth. To make Nylon your need to create Nitrous Oxide. Nitrous Oxide unfortunately is 310 times more potent of a green house gas then Carbon Dioxide. Who would have thought that your workout Pants would be such a polluter. Polyester demands huge amounts of water and lubricants to make plus it is made from Petroleum. Both of these fabrics use an incredible amount of energy...

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