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Natural VS. Chemical Laundry Detergents: 5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Laundry Detergents

Natural VS. Chemical Laundry Detergents: 5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Laundry Detergents

  5 Fact’s to Consider When Choosing Your Detergent.     Have you ever paid attention the type of detergent you are using when it comes to doing laundry? I get it, it’s easy to pick the one that’s on sale and has that wonderful freshly washed scent to it. I was guilty of this for years. I never thought about the impact that chemical detergents have against my skin, the environment and especially the longevity of my clothes! Here are a few facts about natural and unnatural detergents. 1. Ingredients Natural detergents only use 100% certified and eco-friendly ingredients....

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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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Is Bamboo Clothing a better Choice? 5 Points to Consider.

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Is Bamboo Clothing a better Choice? 5 Points to Consider.

We have been using bamboo fabrics in our designs for many years. We love the feel and the properties of the fibre and our customers love it as well. Bamboo Clothing has some really unique traits that makes it one of our favourite fabrics to use. You may have read some of our previous articles such as "How to Care for your Bamboo Clothing," or "Know Your Microfibres," which we will touch on in this post.    Here are just 5 of the reasons why Bamboo Fabric is oh-so great!   1. It's Breaks down Easier. What does it really...

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Why Should You Start thinking Slow when it comes to Fashion? Here's 5 Great Reasons to Support Slow Fashion.

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Why Should You Start thinking Slow when it comes to Fashion? Here's 5 Great Reasons to Support Slow Fashion.

If you follow us on social media you've probably seen the word "Slow Fashion" in MANY in our posts. It's a term that gets thrown around quite often in the fashion industry, but you may be wondering, what exactly does it mean and why should we be starting a conversation about it?
Fast Fashion took a hold in the last 20 years as large brands started producing more and more overseas. This has lead to increased sweatshop use in poor countries and increased pollution. Fashion is now the second largest polluter in the World, just behind the oil and gas industries levels of pollution

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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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