Clothing To Blog About…

5 Oct

To all our No Waste Wednesdays readers – thanks for following our journey to explore a different theme every month!  If you ever have a suggestion of a topic you’d like us to do some research on please let us know!  We’d love to hear from you.

This month we will be learning more about earth-friendlier fashion, care tips and a few re purposing ideas for your wardrobe!

Today we’d like to welcome a newcomer to No Waste Wednesdays – here’s a few tips on eco-fashion from Amy at Luna + Hill, a brand new clothing store that just opened up in Saskatoon, specializing in socially & environmentally conscious clothes and accessories.  .

“I tell people that first and foremost buy things that you love not just things to put that friday night new top craving to ease because that is how “fast fashion” has made its rise. Fast fashion is cheap clothes that are made in bad conditions to keep the costs down. I used to invest in fast fashion but then found that every time I cleaned my closet out those items were the first to go! After one wash they were toast and I didn’t care enough about them to keep them around. Buy quality timeless pieces that you will love forever and that you can mix match for different looks.

Trade clothes with your friends!!! My crew of gals has been doing that for years.

Buy second hand clothes! Heck I now own a clothing store and I was still at Value Village last weekend digging around for some rad threads.

Invest in Canadian made! It helps the economy and is way better for intense transport reasons. We have a line called “Shared” from Toronto and they have labels in their shirts that say “finely crafted in Canada” Awhhh. THat makes my heart smile 🙂
I always think about that. People (including myself) think YES I found this top for $10 bucks! But when you really think about it. The fabric was purchased, cut, sewn, laborers paid, and it was shipped across the world and the final cost is $10. Truly where was the cost in that? Someone paid it. But we don’t think about it. We don’t make that connection.

Invest in quality organic pieces. It really boils down to the agriculture practices on this one. No pesticides and other harmful chemicals are used in the fields. That is better for the laborers harvesting the cotton, the fabric makers and us the final consumer to place something so intimately on our bodies. Cotton is soo beautiful. It breaths wonderfully and is super fricken comfortable.”

Thanks for the thoughts Amy!  If any of you are in the area check out their grand opening tomorrow night at 6pm.
Stay tuned for more next week…

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2 Responses to “Clothing To Blog About…”

  1. Samantha Morris (@SamanthaMorri20) October 24, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    Yeah I agree with you that cotton fabrics are really comfortable to wear except from the facts that it is free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals. I also like buying
    cheap clothes because this is what I want. I don’t care about the brand or the signature on it but I do really care on its quality.

  2. barrista508 December 12, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    Yes you are right ….always girls prefer to wear cotton fabric dresses only…cause it ll absorb the sweat and feel comfortable…..

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