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By Filthy Rebena on 2017-07-20

🌴 Filthy’s Cali Collection is debuting tomorrow! (Friday, July 21) Expect a sunny selection of clothing, and shoes hand picked from Los Angeles. There will be a collection of photography on the walls from the vacation along with 1/2 priced sunglasses with purchase. If you’re California dreamin’ or downtown London, please feel free to come in. 🌴

Conscious Chatter

Call us a teensy bit biased, but “Conscious Chatter” is one of the best podcasts ever to grace the virtual airwaves. The brainchild of former Ecouterre writer Kestrel Jenkins, who now challenges people to consider the ethics of their clothing at Awear World, “Conscious Chatter” offers an insider’s look at the global garment supply chain […]

Your $8 Shirt

We know you don’t want to talk about your impulse shopping habit but we kind of have to. As hard as all those peplum tops and baseball tees are on your wallet (and your closet feng shui), they’re even harder on the planet — but wait! We promise we’re not trying to sell you an […]

Sustainable Reads

1. Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-hand Clothes Paperback – Mar 15 2015 by Andrew Brooks  “Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a global journey to expose the inequalities and injustices that exist within the second-hand clothing trade and the manufacturing of garments destined for Western markets. Thought-provoking and insightful, Brooks highlights […]

Ethical Emma

When Emma Watson isn’t advocating for gender equality as a U.N. Women goodwill ambassador or asking men to fight for feminism, she can be spotted on the red carpet promoting her films. But for Watson, a movie premiere is also the perfect place to showcase her newest cause: ethical fashion. For press junkets and international […]

Recycling Textiles

More apparel retailers appear to be ramping up their sustainability efforts in a way that will get consumers involved, with initiatives such as clothing recycling becoming increasingly popular.  Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co last week expanded its clothing recycling initiative to all stores in the US, as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the […]

Fashion Walks

Jane’s Walk, the annual pedestrian-powered celebration of author, urban planner and Torontonian Jane Jacobs, is once again upon us. This year, over 165 walking tours are planned across Toronto, touching on topics ranging from Toronto’s industrial past to its gentrified future.  Rebena thought these two Toronto walks would be of interest to our readers. Sustainable […]

Buttercup

American Apparel’s latest model is a three-toed sloth and it’s definitely a furry big change from your usual fashion campaign. American Apparel seems to have put its scantily-clad advertising past behind it.  Instead of pouty girls in boy shorts its new campaign star is… A three-toed sloth. Seriously. “Meet Buttercup,” the advert reads above a shot of Buttercup […]

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 […]

Recycled Fallera

Rosa Montesa, an industrial designer from Valencia, Spain, in her 50s, proposed an idea to her mother: Why not work together to make a dress for the traditional Valencian Fallas celebration? She wanted to collaborate to make something, but not in a conventional way. She wanted to do it her way, and her way was […]

Seedy Valentine

How pleasantly surprised I was this morning while browsing my favorite sustainable news source, Feelgood Style.  If you’re a sucker for wildflowers and sustainability – you’ll love this DIY Valentine.  If you aren’t familiar with seed paper, allow me to getcha up to date. Seed paper is a special paper is handmade by using post-consumer materials.  The […]

Lure Of Luxe

What with all the buzz around fast fashion and the evils of consumerism, becoming sustainable-chic seems to be, according to numerous recent eco-friendly fashion guides, on the top of shoppers’ New Year’s resolutions list. Aiming to raise consumer awareness about environmental concerns linked to the fashion and textile industries, various publications promote the use of […]