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What is Fast Fashion?


Fast fashion is a big problem but we don't have to buy in.  You can still participate in fashion trends in a manner that is cost effective, healthy and better for our planet and communities. 

Fast VS Sustainable Fashion


Both people and the environment suffer as a result of the way fashion is made, sourced and consumed.  However, you can stay in tune with the latest trends without damaging our planet. 

Spilling Over

A larger-than-life “clothing spill” at Seattle’s Alki Beach today presents a striking reminder that landfills shouldn’t be laundry piles. Staged by Savers, an international chain of for-profit thrift stores, the installation is a poignant illustration of the prodigious amount of textiles Americans throw away every year. Eighty-five percent of clothing waste ends up in landfills, […]

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 […]

Sea Change

Designed in collaboration with Karun, an eyewear company based in Chile, all three styles in the “Ocean Collection” comprise 100 percent traceable and recycled nylon from nets collected via Net Positiva, a first-of-its-kind fishnet collection and recycling program developed and run by Bureo’s own team. “For every pair of glasses purchased, Bureo will be able […]

ShareWear

New sustainable fashion initiative ShareWear encourages you to share clothes instead of buying new ones. In 2016 you can do pretty much anything via your Smartphone.  Today comes the news of a recently launched initiative that encourages you to swap your wardrobe contents via Instagram.  The scheme is called ShareWear and part of a sustainable […]

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 […]