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Closet Update Ethical Fashion Thrifting

How Much Have I Actually Spent on Thrifting?

July 2, 2019

It was difficult to get a direct answer as I perused Google. I found a handful of different figures that give sort of a ballpark idea. According to a recent survey conducted of women's shopping habits, "It appears most women, on average, will spend somewhere between $150 and $400 on clothing on a monthly basis, which equates to approximately $1,800 to $4,800 per year." Credit Donkey states, "The…

Feature Interviews

Feature Interview: Dionyves

June 13, 2019

Currently a third of all microfibres polluting our marine habitats come from consumer's washing of synthetic garments. That's huge! And over half of all garments currently end up in landfill. I just hope that people can see that fast fashion is designed to make us spend money. There is no happiness in trying to keep up with the trends of these mega brands. Shopping sustainably has not only…

Brand Research

Greenwashing // Uniqlo + The Importance of Doing Your Research

April 15, 2019

It has no worker empowerment initiatives in its supply chain. It has made little to no progress towards paying a living wage across its supply chain." It's pretty shocking for a brand that states: "We promote the wellbeing of every worker by supporting efforts to create safe and healthy working conditions and UNIQLO works closely with each factory to ensure the production of high quality clothes."…

Ethical Fashion Thrifting

Changing Our Mindsets

April 8, 2019

I'm starting to explore small ethical businesswoman that I feel comfortable supporting because I think supporting those who are doing it right is just as, if not more important, than "boycotting" fast fashion brands. I'm focusing on my mindsets that are potentially misguided and hoping to learn from others in this ethical community because I know that valuing those right in front of me also in this movement is just…

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