Designer for a Discount

Shopping secondhand stores takes time. However, I consider it time well spent when I find what I'm looking for at less than twenty percent of original retail cost! I will also say, the amount of time needed to determine whether or not a given resale shop has what you're looking for gradually decreases as you learn more about that particular shop. You will learn where different items are located, when new things are put out, and how to scan racks quickly as you visit repeatedly over time. Of course, you can always choose to shop secondhand stores online as well. Shopping secondhand stores online allows you to search inventory by brand name, style, color, condition, size, and more. I personally shop local whenever possible, but shopping online is also a great option. I love to shop secondhand for several reasons and I want to share a few of them with you!

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Brand Interview: Forma

Improving the way we make clothing in America begins with selecting non-toxic, biodegradable fabrics is crucial. Eyes are being opened. People are learning about the damages caused by irresponsible business practices present in the current fast-fashion industry. Consequently, people are searching for a better way. The slow fashion movement is a beautiful movement to be a part of. There is one thing I would never sacrifice, and that is fair wages. To me, it’s one of the most troubling aspects of the fashion industry. Behind every piece of clothing there is a person, and I just want people to consider that when making a purchase.

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The Modern Minimalist: Bedroom

I don't want my bed on the floor and I definitely don't want to know what life without a bedside table is like. I do, however, want my home to contain less. I want whatever is in my home to inspire creativity or peace and point back to creation. After much thought and research, I decided to put together a series, which I am calling The Modern Minimalist, to share my inspirations. Each post in the series will focus on different areas in the home. You can follow my inspiration boards for the series here. I am starting with the bedroom because it is the first and last room I see every day! I will start by setting some intentions for my bedroom. You can join me and do the same!

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A Closer Look: Acrylic

Getting acquainted with the global fashion industry, learning what synthetic fibers are and how they impact our environment, and questioning the impacts of the health of each person involved in the process of their production and/or consumption is just the tip of the fast fashion iceberg. What is fast fashion? Is there a better way? What are the alternatives to synthetic fibers?

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