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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 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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How to Cultivate a Deeper Sense of Eco Fashion: 3 to Evolve your Fashion Sense

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How to Cultivate a Deeper Sense of Eco Fashion: 3 to Evolve your Fashion Sense

Now that's a Title.  Let’s dig in. I have been plugging away at the production end of the Salts Organic Clothing Kickstarter Eco Fashion project, getting all the pieces just right, making sure the factories can do what I need perfectly so there are no errors or problems (you would be surprised what oversights can come up in translation if your not one step ahead). In this process of manufacturing ethically and organically in India I have found myself often in a place of wondering what unfolding of life brought me on this path to designing and producing Eco Fashion....

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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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The Eco Fashion Workshop

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The Eco Fashion Workshop

What are we making for you? The Workshop is the place where new Eco Fashion styles and designs come to life. Do you want to be the first to know when new organic clothing styles are released? Click through to The Workshop section of our online store and all the new designs are there. You can Pre Order workshop designs at a 20% discount as well! This helps us schedule what we are making and be more efficient with our productions. New designs are loaded regularly to The Workshop section so please check back there often. Once a design has reached...

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