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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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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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