What Do Stores Do With Returned Clothing?

Online shopping has certainly made our lives easier, but this convenience comes at the price of returns. Product returns are costly on our wallets and the environment — a fact purposely swept under the rug by retailers. The Point of No Return  In the … more

What is OEKO TEX? Harmful Chemicals in Your Clothes and How it Helps

What Is OEKO-TEX? You may have seen products in stores with the OEKO-TEX label and wondered what exactly this means.  OEKO-TEX is short for The International Association for Research and Testing in the Field of Textile and Leather Ecology and was started in 1992. … more

Why Fast Fashion Brands Steal Designs & What You Can Do

The recent Amazon series LuLaRich documents the rise and fall of the infamous multilevel marketing company LuLaRoe, which was known for its quirky, colorful printed leggings that “felt like butter” and had a cult-like following. One of the interviews is with a former designer … more

What is Bamboo Viscose? Is it Sustainable or Greenwashing?

While researching sustainable textiles, you may have come across phrases like “organic bamboo,” “rayon made from bamboo,” or “bamboo viscose”. Popular sustainable companies such as Boody, Encircled, and Thought all use bamboo in their clothing. So what exactly are bamboo fabrics? And can they … more