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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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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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5 Ways to Practice Self-Love That Will Make You Thrive

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5 Ways to Practice Self-Love That Will Make You Thrive

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get those good vibes flowing and have a little chat about self-love.  While it's easy to get lost in all things extrinsic about this lovey-dovey holiday (I'm a sucker for chocolate and bubbly, too, don't get me wrong), we often forget to give our body, mind, and soul a little pampering, too.
Whether you're indulging in candy-coated goodies with your sweetie, or if you're single (and have the luxury of not sharing), below are 5 tips for practicing self-love, today and every day.

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5 Must-Try Natural Non-Toxic Makeup Brands

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5 Must-Try Natural Non-Toxic Makeup Brands

Here at Salts & West, we are in the pursuit of living a more simple, healthy, sustainable, and conscientious life.  Like us, you're probably on the search for the best natural, non-toxic makeup brands because you want to steer clear of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances.  Maybe you've taken a gander at the ingredients list on the back of your lipstick and wondered what the heck those items are (let alone how to pronounce them).  For most of us, the idea of ditching makeup altogether is down right scary.  Here is the GOOD NEWS!  If you've boarded the 'green train' (or are waiting for the right time to jump on), no time is better than now to access brands that boast pure, bod-friendly (and earth-friendly!) ingredients.  We've compiled 5 of our top picks for natural beauty brands for you test out.

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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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