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How to: Put Your Money where Your Mouth is on International Women's Day.

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How to: Put Your Money where Your Mouth is on International Women's Day.

International Women’s Day began on March 8th, 1908 after garment workers in New York City took to the streets to protest their wages. More than a century later, the globalized garment industry still exploits too many women and girls, with 1/3 of female garment workers having experienced sexual harassment in their workplace.
Around the world, the majority of the 300 million people who make our clothes work for less than a living wage and are unable to negotiate for their wages and working conditions. So today, as we reflect on the gender issues we face in our everyday lives, and the empowerment women have achieved in the past century, we should consider the state of women in the global fashion supply chain.

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Made to Order Fashion: Exploring the Love of Slow Fashion and Pre-Orders.

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Made to Order Fashion: Exploring the Love of Slow Fashion and Pre-Orders.

In the effort to increase sustainability of our items we have moved to a practice of slow fashion as well as using a Pre-Order system for new styles. This helps us manage our small business more effectively, allows our clients to decide which styles we make and also increases the eco friendly advantages of our fashions.     The practice of fast, cheap and dirty fashion is havoc to our planet. Fast Fashion is also fairly new, just coming on the scene in the early 90's. Companies who take a Fast Fashion mindset in business try to launch many new...

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The Healing Properties of Linen Clothing.

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The Healing Properties of Linen Clothing.

Linen Clothing to help heal you?

Linen is yet another one of our favourite ethical fabrics alternatives. Linen is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant. But you may be wondering to yourself, what exactly makes it so wonderful? Well, Linen is commonly referred to as, "The healing fabric," or the "preferred fabric" for a healthy lifestyle and there are a few reasons to why that is. 

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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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Inspiring Better Living through Better Design and Production.

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Inspiring Better Living through Better Design and Production.

There is a lot of small things that go into the community around Salts & West. You the clients inspire the design process as I strive to make items that work perfectly for you. Next, we involve local fabric suppliers. Lastly, our seamstresses and staff provide such a valuable service in making sure your garments are beautifully sewn. I am so grateful that this tiny little company can support so many people enriching their lives for the better. You may not see it close up all the time as a client of our but we thank you for shopping with...

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