The Cycle Of Secondhand Fashion – What Happens to Our Unwanted Clothes?

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It’s time to understand the journey of secondhand clothing post-export: the salvage market. Where the salvage market thrives is within developing countries that are willing to take in millions of tonnes of “stuff” every year via shipping containers. These items go for resale in street markets and usually small shops run by marginalized communities.

The Two Major Problems The Secondhand Industry Is Facing (That We Have The Power To Solve!)

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Contributor Jazzmine Raine digs into what effect the growing interest in secondhand fashion is having on people and the environment – are we swapping unsustainable shopping for something better?

Sustainable, 2hand, & Minimal Nature-Themed Nursery

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Before moving into and getting our new house ready (you can watch both the process and final house tour) I got the most questions and interest in what we’re doing with the nursery and what kinds of cooking/dining stuff we … more

How We (Almost) Furnished Our Whole House Without Buying Anything New

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I recently posted a video showing the process of moving into our new house and trying to furnish and decorate it as sustainably as we could. One way we did this was getting as much as possible secondhand, and overall … more

Summer 2018 Capsule Wardrobe

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We’re settling into life in Canada and after about 10 years living in pretty cloudy places I’m really enjoying all the sun we get in Edmonton. ☀ Living in a new place also means thinking about my capsule a little differently due … more

Cut, Colour, Carat… Clear Conscience? How to Find Ethical Diamonds

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Giving or receiving jewellery is often part of important celebrations and significant milestones like weddings, engagements, birthdays, or anniversaries. Besides being a beautiful gift, these pieces can express love, commitment, and many other meaningful things. Unfortunately though, the reality of … more

Spring Capsule Wardrobe

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(please note: this post contains some affiliate links)   Time for another capsule wardrobe! I’m pretty excited for spring and have brought a few lighter colours into my closet through natural dyeing (which I’ll be doing a video about later). Here … more

Winter 2018 Capsule Wardrobe

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please note: this post contains some affiliate links   The pieces I chose for my winter capsule wardrobe: Velvet bodysuit from Underprotection (read a brand review) Navy tee from Lanius Blue spot tee from Dedicated* Black tee from Funktion Schnitt  Black sweatshirt from Dedicated* Grey jumper from People … more

Fall 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

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please note: this post contains some affiliate links   The items I’m including in my capsule wardrobe for this autumn are: 1. Wine bodysuit from Miakoda* 2. Velvet bodysuit from Underprotection (read my brand review) 3. Navy tee from Lanius 4. … more

Summer 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

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Items in my summer capsule wardrobe: Tops 1. Knit draped tank – DIY (video) 2. White silk tank – DIY (video) 3. Purple tank – Comazo | earth 4. Blue bustier/crop top – DIY (video) 5. Black v-neck tee – Funktion Schnitt  6. … more

Affordable Sustainable Fashion

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Ethical and sustainable fashion brands are more expensive but building a conscious wardrobe doesn’t have to mean spending a lot of money. Shopping secondhand is not only incredibly sustainable but can also be very affordable. Buying locally from thrift stores … more

What is Good Quality Clothing?

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With capsule wardrobes, investment pieces, or just for a more sustainable wardrobe buying good-quality clothing is important, but how can you tell if a garment is good quality? These are some things to look out for: Check the fabric is … more