Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

To some, Slow Fashion might look like just another trendy gimmick to market to consumers; indeed, there are companies who, quite predictably, use the "green" label to persuade people to buy items that may not, in reality, be all that green.  And yes, ethical, sustainable, and artisan brands of clothing typically do cost the consumer more [...]

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 2 of 3

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 2 of 3

After exploring the definition of slow fashion in Monday's post, let's take a closer look at its three elements that I mentioned:  care, quality, and cultivation. First, let's talk about Cultivation (or, if you prefer, curation.)  This refers to the way you build your wardrobe.  How are you obtaining your clothes--are you buying new, hitting up the thrift shops, [...]

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 1 of 3

Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 1 of 3

The Slow Fashion movement is gaining momentum.  But what exactly is it? Here's an apt description from slow fashion brand Study NY: Slow fashion is the movement of designing, creating, and buying garments for quality and longevity. Slow fashion encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and (ideally) zero waste. Just as the [...]

Totes Totes: Free Market Bag Tutorials & Patterns

Totes Totes: Free Market Bag Tutorials & Patterns

Farmer's Market season is nearly upon us!  This is something I just realized the other day...I also realized that I've been really bad about remembering to bring my totes to the grocery store.  Market totes are the kind of thing you can't have too many of....(especially when you're forgetful.) I thought this might be a [...]

Living the Homestead Dream: An Interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres

Living the Homestead Dream: An Interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres

Today, I am beyond thrilled to be able to bring you an interview with Quinn of Reformation Acres!  I've been following her blog and facebook page for sometime, and it is such an inspiration.  She is a homesteader, blogger, and also crafts all-natural skincare items.   Quinn has been gracious enough to take the time to [...]