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Merino Wool Makes Environmentally Friendly Knitwear

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Merino Wool Makes Environmentally Friendly Knitwear

Thermoregulating & Biodegradable Fiber Merino wool is a natural fiber that is environmentally friendly, biodegradable and an excellent thermoregulator. Naturally lighter and softer than any other wool, Merino wool is easy to wear next to skin and keeps your body at a comfortable temperature in any weather conditions. Through a process known as “absorption”, the fabric absorbs humidity and retains heat when temperatures are cold and humid. Conversely, when it’s hot, the wool uses the “evaporation” process to release humidity, making the body feel cool. Given these outstanding qualities Merino wool is sought after in the textile world and is...

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How To Freshen Up Your Closet For 2023

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How To Freshen Up Your Closet For 2023

New Year, New Wardrobe Ideas  The New Year is a great time to think about refreshing your closet.  We all have things taking up space in our closet that we aren’t wearing anymore. How we feel when we get dressed is really important to our overall wellbeing.  Start 2023 fresh by donating these older items to charity to make room for some new stylish pieces.  And when we choose slow fashion by independent designers over fast fashion, we look good and feel good.  shop new arrivals >> Our Top Picks: The 'go with everything' belt shop belts >> The Statement Necklace...

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Meet the Designer: Ophelia & Indigo, Ethically Sourced Indian Printed Cotton

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Meet the Designer: Ophelia & Indigo, Ethically Sourced Indian Printed Cotton

Thoughtful Production  We want to create beautiful, well-made, well-priced clothes with minimal waste and environmental impact. It was essential to us when we began O & I that we found a trusted manufacturing partner who shared our values and worked in an ethical and sustainable way.  We are producing small-runs of each collection to minimize wastage and designing made-to-last pieces with a timeless quality that can be worn year after year.    Collaboration and Community   A vital component for us is to work with and support like-minded creative people. We have had incredible support from our local community and friends...

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Meet the Designer: Uqnatu, Inspired by Pure Form, Design and Function

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Meet the Designer: Uqnatu, Inspired by Pure Form, Design and Function

The Babylonian word uqnatu is the earliest known reference to indigo dyed cloth. The ancient cuneiform writing likens the wool that has been dipped many times into the dye as having the rich color of lapis lazuli and also the deep blue of the infinite sky. Indigo is universal: it draws on traditions and techniques from all over the world.Indigo is timeless: it has been transforming cloth from pre-history to the 21st century. Indigo is durable and divine. Wear it with purpose. We believe in small, local production, the timeless beauty of raw denim and natural fibers without additional chemical...

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Fast Fashion vs Slow Fashion: What’s the Difference and Why does it Matter?

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Fast Fashion vs Slow Fashion: What’s the Difference and Why does it Matter?

If you walk down 5th avenue in New York City, you’ll be greeted by dozens of storefronts. From Zara and Mango to H&M and Forever21, these retailers seem to have a new window display every other week. The clothing on their racks are constantly changing week after week, which is one reason these fashion brands are considered to be “fast fashion.” Everything moves quickly in the garment supply chain with new clothes and new styles filling their stores in abundance.     But how do they manage to manufacture everything so fast? First of all, quantity outweighs quality. They use...

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