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Thrifty Toronto

Some autumn standbys are too appealing to miss: Apple picking, harvest fairs, corn mazes and, of course, strolls through the fiery fall foliage. But the season also offers an array of unusual (and inexpensive) suspects in and around Toronto, from a vintage fashion foray and all-night arts extravaganza to “haunted” hikes and craft-beer crawls. So whether […]

2 Euro T-Shirt

A vending machine placed in a busy Berlin square offered interested pedestrians shirts for two euro – about $2.19 CAD – but the apparel came with a shocking backstory. On April 24, 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh was forever changed when more than 3,000 people were killed or injured in the Rana Plaza factory complex collapse. To […]

Outrageously Cheap

The comedian John Oliver delivered a well-researched and expertly-executed tirade about the dangerous—and morally questionable—implications of outrageously cheap clothing on his HBO show Last Week Tonight: “One of the biggest problems with holding many brands accountable, is that deniability seems to have been stitched into the supply chain,” says Oliver, referring to the chronic issue […]

Recycled & Re-Spun

Millions of tons of material are made each year but the truth is that people are throwing away clothes. Trends change rapidly and valuable material is tossed into landfills.  A few companies are working to reverse this wasteful pattern.  Kering (owners of Puma) and H&M recently announced they will be working with the textile up-cycling […]

McFashion

McDonald’s has just redefined the term “fast fashion.” The fastfood company’s Swedish headquarters launched a capsule collection of white clothes and other items printed all over with Big Mac images. The sandwich-themed goods were unveiled in a “McWalk” fashion show at a mall in Stockholm, Sweden.The small collection, which includes thermal tops and bottoms, a […]

Cheap Clothes – High Cost

Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities there are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.  VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh to speak with former and current sex workers, officials and labor organizers […]

Get Cheeky

Come on and get cheeky with Filthy Rebena’s large selection of denim cut-offs.  We have the ever so popular Levi’s 501’s, Lee Riders and even a handful of Wranglers.  Each pair is freshly laundered and ready to wear.  All shapes, colors and sizes are available.  Just $25.00 a pop!  Speaking of daisy dukes and cut-off […]