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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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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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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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