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Fast Fashion VS. Slow Fashion: The Frightening Truth about the Fashion Industry.

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Fast Fashion VS. Slow Fashion: The Frightening Truth about the Fashion Industry.

Have you ever thought about where your clothes come from when you buy from large retail stores? Or who made them? Like most of us, you probably just haven't thought about it. Or maybe you just have, but you haven't been exposed to what happens in Fast Fashion practices. You're not alone, finding a new shirt that costs less than your coffee at Starbucks can seem like a great thing at the time, until you find out the true cost behind it all. So you may be thinking, what exactly is "Slow Fashion" vs "Fast Fashion." 

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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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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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Ethical Fashion: From Sex Worker to Seamstress

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Ethical Fashion: From Sex Worker to Seamstress

Today, I came across this short documentary on ethical fashion on YouTube. It brought me to tears in the realization that this is why Salts Clothing has the mission it does. We choose ethical manufacturing, eco friendly choices and giving back to empower women into business for themselves. The hardships faced by workers around the World as they fight for a livable wage and safe conditions as our country consumes cheap fast fashion is a sad commentary on our collective social responsibility. I am honoured to be able to use my gifts for clothing design to create some change in...

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