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6 Steps to Spring Clean and Green Your Closet.

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6 Steps to Spring Clean and Green Your Closet.

Some easy-tricks to cleaning out your your closet! Follow these 5-steps to simplify your Spring-Cleaning routine and help you de-clutter with ease! Remove your old toxic clothes and add in some fresh organic clothing too!

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Spring into Spring Bamboo Fashion.

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Spring into Spring Bamboo Fashion.

Don't know what to wear this Spring? We've got you covered in our favourite bamboo clothing pieces! I know it's only February... but it's never too early to prepare for the transition from Infinity Scarves and Fleece Leggings to Lana Skirts and Bless Tops. Here are 5 of our favourite bamboo items to mix and match for casual chic outfits this spring! 1. The Bless Top You're blessed with 2 tops in one! Wear the Bless Bamboo T-Shirt as a scoop-neck or a v-neck. The perfect, pretty addition to your year-round wardrobe has arrived! Layer it under your West Wrap or tuck it into the...

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5 things to look for when shopping for Ethical Fashion.

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5 things to look for when shopping for Ethical Fashion.

 Are you thinking of switching over to the Ethical side of Fashion? I know it can be a bit confusing... the odds are, you've probably bought a top from an Ethical Fashion shop without even knowing it. Whether you're brand new to the Ethical Fashion world, or have already made the switch; here are 5 things you should be looking for when you're shopping for Ethical Fashion.  1. They Use Slow Fashion Practices. Look for brands that support "Slow Fashion." To sum it up, look for brands that focus on quality over quantity, are thoughtful about the environment, and are...

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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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VIP Access to the Cutting Room...literally!

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VIP Access to the Cutting Room...literally!

Ever wonder how we create your beautiful Salts & West bamboo clothing pieces?  A whole lot of love goes into it the process, that's for sure!  In this video, Jenny gives you a VIP sneak peek into the cutting process as we cut some of our new bamboo pencil skirts... Snip Snip!  Enjoy. Shop all of our pieces now in the online shop, the item we are cutting here is the Lana Pencil Skirt in Bamboo fabric and the Hoodie Jen is wearing is the Salts Zip up Hand dye in bamboo fleece fabric.  

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