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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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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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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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What is Eco Fashion?

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What is Eco Fashion?

According to wikipedia, Eco Fashion is “a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of environmentalism and social responsibility.” This is true, of course, but let me put it into a simpler sentence for you. Eco-fashion is a way to reduce your carbon footprint, support fair farming techniques, and look great. Choosing Eco-fashion does not mean that you have to sacrifice style. Many people associate natural fibres with scratchy, itchy, unflattering, and unattractive. This is definitely not the case anymore. So,...

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