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Rayon Part II - Your questions answered!

Posted by Grace Brian on

After publishing my first blog article about rayon, Rayon: Years of Manipulation and the Facts the Industry Doesn't Want You to Know, I started getting emails. As I was responding to these emails, I realized that these are great questions, and my answers were often times in depth enough to be a blog post themselves. I have collected some of the most interesting, and frequently asked questions and put them here for you to read. If you have any questions of your own, please contact me at grace@lineandtow.com. I just read the article on Rayon and bamboo.  It's terrible, I had no...

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

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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...

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So why is your shop basically empty?

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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...

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

Posted by Grace Brian on

* 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...

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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)

Posted by Grace Brian on

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...

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