Yesterday, I went to Macy’s. It was my first time shopping in a store other than Goodwill in months, due in part to budgetary restrictions and in part to schedule restrictions, by mostly due to my changing attitude towards shopping.
Walking into a department store in South Florida after three months spent in relative isolation and shopping abstinence is a recipe for major culture shock, and major culture shock is what I got. I think I was more overwhelmed than when I returned from five months in Egypt. It was a weird mix of feelings: disgust, superiority, desire….and then I thought, geez, Azoff, what a snob you are! You walk in here like some sort of Continue reading
By Amanda Sperber
One of my favorite discoveries at last week’s ENK trade show was the Paris-via-San Francisco-based label Amour Vert. Amour Vert is chicly leading the way to a full-on fundamental shift in the fashion industry, designing beautiful clothes with mindfulness and respect for our surroundings.
Got a big office party coming up? No dress? Want to go sustainable but don’t know where to start? Here are some affordable suggestions:
1. My personal favorite and ON SALE from EcoSkin:
2. An sLBD (sustainable Little Black Dress) from Annie Greenabelle Continue reading
This marks eco-friendly purchase #3 for me! My sustainable wardrobe is growing slowly but surely. Here’s the dress that arrived today in the mail:
The material: 100% Organic Cotton supima tissue jersey. (It’s super soft – that seems Continue reading
So, we’ve talked about eco-friendly materials, and we’ve talked about versatile clothing (the 7-way dress, etc). But there’s another method of sustainability that I’ve neglected to mention. Stuff that just lasts a reallllyyy long time. Like that timeless cardigan or classic little black dress. Of course trends go in and out and you don’t want to be wearing the same clothes year after year. I know I get bored with my wardrobe relatively quickly. But it’s great to have a few staples that endure the test of time.
There’s a relatively new concept called “Slow Fashion” and a pretty fantastic Continue reading