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On typos and trying to do everything yourself

You may or may not be on my mailing list, and if you are, you may or may not have opened my most recent email. Spoiler alert: there is a very obvious typo in the heading. It's almost a joke now where my mom is constantly calling and texting me to point out typos that I've made in business related posts, emails and on my website. I often feel like I'm just careless, or a bad speller, but in reality i'm just overwhelmed. When you are running a business yourself you fall into the trap of feeling like you have to do everything yourself. I am lucky to have good friends that can help me out for little to no compensation, however...

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"... But I don't have enough money to shop sustainably!"

This is one of the phrases I hear most often in the world of slow fashion. One of the most widely accepted truths about the slow fashion movement is that slow = better quality, and better quality = higher price. This is often the case, but not always. In this post I am going to share some ways that you can participate in the slow fashion movement without spending more than you would otherwise - maybe you will even save some money! 1. Shop less What I think is interesting about the slow fashion movement is that so much of it is encouraging people to buy more of items that are sustainably made instead of focusing on not consuming as much....

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So why is your shop basically empty?

Good question. There are two reasons why our online shop leaves a little something to be desired right now:  1. As the name implies, "slow fashion" is actually really slow. We have a lot of irons on the fire that we are really excited about, however good things take time. We want to make sure the products we put in front of our customers are well made, and thoughtfully designed. We would rather wait a little longer to re-stock because we are taking our time to do it right. Why spend your hard earned money on something that isn't worth it? There are a lot of companies that fill gaps with cool trendy items but don't tell you (why would...

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Rayon: Years of Manipulation and the Facts the Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

* Disclaimer: There is some debate over whether manufactured cellulosic fibers (MCFs) are environmentally sustainable or not. I am not here to offer an opinion on the topic, rather, my goal in writing this post is to provide you, the consumer, with the facts. If, after reading this post, you decide that you would like to continue to include MCFs in your wardrobe, that is your decision.* This blog post has been a long time coming. Manufactured cellulosic fibers (we will call them MCFs) are a huge part of the textile industry and there is a lot to unpack. I hesitated to write this post for a few years because I wanted to make sure I got it right. In...

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Understanding why thread-count is a bunch of B.S. (and other reasons why being "textile-literate" can help you from getting taken advantage of as a consumer)

Photo by Kelsey of Ridge and Ramble Yes, technically my goal as a business owner is to sell you clothes - I'll put that out there. However, I am going to write this post because I have an extremely overdeveloped sense of morality that has me destined to never make any money. I was a huge tattle-tale as a child, which meant I was often disliked. Why did I do this? Not because I wanted to be a traitor to my peers, but because my sense of right vs. wrong is my ultimate strength/weakness as a human being and I simply couldn't stand to see any wrongdoing, manipulation, or otherwise unfair actions taking place. Photo by Maggie Rotanz Now that I'm an...

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