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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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Why You Should Invest In Sustainable Fashion

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Why You Should Invest In Sustainable Fashion

By now, you’ve probably heard about how important it is to buy sustainable fashion and the importance of sustainability in general. Even though sustainability has just become more mainstream in recent years, there’s always been a need for ethical clothing that prioritizes garment workers and quality content. According to the UN Environment Program, “the fashion industry is the second-biggest consumer of water and is responsible for 8 - 10% of global carbon emissions.     Fast-fashion, on the other hand, which typically does not consist of sustainable clothing, can be harmful to the environment and to the people creating the...

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5 Trendy Sustainable Dresses For Spring and Summer

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5 Trendy Sustainable Dresses For Spring and Summer

If you live on the East coast like we do at idPearl — our fashion boutique in New York — then you’ve probably noticed the trees are turning cherry blossom pink and Central Park is filled with people. Spring is officially here and summer isn’t too far behind. People are excited to wear sleeveless clothing and mini dresses. As we enter another season and change our closets from heavy sweaters to linen tops, our closets will be a lot lighter and easier to sift through.     You might be thinking of buying a new wardrobe to welcome the new...

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Sustainable Pastel Fashion Perfect For Easter

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Sustainable Pastel Fashion Perfect For Easter

As Easter is upon us in a couple of weeks, we’re taking a cue from this joyous holiday’s color palette, which consists of beautiful . Just in time for Spring, these light colors range from pink, purple, green, yellow, and blue. Pastel, which is defined as a soft and delicate shade of color, is airy and bright like the warm weather during this time of year. As we push back our dark-colored clothes worn in the winter to the back of our closet, we happily welcome uplifting clothes to brighten up our wardrobe and mood.     Wearing and decorating...

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Independent Designers at Paris Fashion Week 2022

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Independent Designers at Paris Fashion Week 2022

Since 1973, when the first Paris Fashion Week took place, the show has been known for its haute couture and elegance. Like New York, Paris is considered to be one of the biggest fashion cities in the world. People come from all over the globe to see the Paris fashion shows that will identify what’s going to be in style that upcoming season. While New York Fashion Week is considered to be more about American trends, PFW is more about Parisian traditional couture. As Paris Fashion Week came to a close this week, we’re reflecting on the runway shows that...

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