Show Love to Small Businesses!

More than ever it is important to support local, small businesses. Independent brands are facing tough times and a lot of them have to close their doors for a while many may not reopen. 

Support local businesses by choosing them over nationwide chains. Find out if they sell gift cards, offer delivery services or have an online shop. 

If you do not know any local entrepreneurs, ask your friends and family for recommendations and share the love as well by also spreading the news. You can also support your local vendors from the comfort of your own home by following. Sharing and commenting on their social media. 

What I love is that our shop is staying green by only making products as a made to service request. We only create products that were actually bought and this is a step towards more sustainable fashion production. Too many retail items of overstock end up in landfills. 

The ink used for print is water based for DTG. 

The purpose of zero waste movement is to redesign the way we use products whether it’s repairing instead of replacing, repurposing instead of throwing away and buying items with biodegradable or no packaging and leading a minimalist lifestyle so that no waste ends up in landfills.

Brand Review: Pearlle Lingerie

It is 2021 and what’s hot on the runways are intimate wear! I have been wearing pieces from Pearlle and I have fallen in love with their designs. They have some great bralette pieces that are not only sexy but can be styled for any occasion. 

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I styled the pieces for a poolside shoot titled “Dark Summer”. The pieces were perfect to create this hot summer look.

If you are chillin and want to spice up your outfit, I used these two pieces to wear with some overalls and a pencil skirt and I loved the final result.

Feeling bossy? Step up your look with a nice blazer, chic pants, belt and staple bra piece as a peek-a-boo effect.

Shop for your favorite piece now!

Check out Spring 2021 runways and get inspired to spice up your Spring look!

Green is the new black

How to recycle your old clothes!

Sustainable fashion needs to be talked about more than the season’s trends. I have been doing my part by creating new items out of old fabrics. Upcycling is something I have been researching for a few years and I want to share some very important information. 

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I hope that you are inspired by the movement and together we can make a difference for the planet. 

It takes 75 lbs of CO2e to produce the average pair of jeans. 700 gallons of water to make one new T-shirt. 1-2 people are throwing their unwanted clothes straight in the trash. The result is 64% of the 32B garments produced each year end up in landfills. The average American throws away 80 lbs of textiles in a year. We are all guilty of this. 

Companies that are fighting the impact of pollution are The North Face, they upcycle their returned garments and gear. They also give you a $10 credit and their renewed itmes come with a one year warranty. Check out https://www.thenorthface.com/about-us/responsibility/product/renewed.html

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Patagonia takes back gently used apparel and give you credit in return and you can return items at the store or via mail. For more information check out: https://wornwear.patagonia.com/

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REI is offering used outdoor clothing and gear with their trade-in program. Please check out the link and if you are accepted, you get 20% off your items at retail price. https://www.rei.com/used/trade-it-in

Levi’s works with a denim recycling from cotton and will take back denim in any brand and give you 20% off one item in return. https://bluejeansgogreen.org/

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H&M has recycle boxes in their stores for easy textile recycling of any brand of clothing and condition. Be mindful to not donate anything moldy, dirty or wet. Although this company is #1 in fast fashion, they are making up for it by implementing these sustainable practices and issue a sustainability performance report.

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When it comes to used underwear, Knickey will send you a label to send your old socks, tights, bras, & underwear. They in turn take the items and make insulation, rug pads, rags and you can get a pair of underwear in your next order with the company. https://knickey.com/pages/recycle

How about swimsuits? you can send them to Fair Harbor and you can check out their site for more information and request a label https://www.fairharborclothing.com/pages/round-trip-initiative

How about your old athletic shoes? Nike has a program as well where they turn your old shoes into new products. https://www.nike.com/help/a/recycle-shoes

How about sweaters? this company turns your old sweaters into hats, mittens and scarves. https://lovewoolies.com/pages/donate-sweaters

Lastly, you can turn the items you no longer want to keep into cash, sending them to places like ThredUp, or listing them on Poshmark, LetGo, Etc. The favorite and less hassle option for me is ThredUp check them out: https://www.thredup.com/ – “Feel good about releasing your unwanted clothes to thrifters who will love them.”