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Sustainable Fashion Dictionary

sustainable fashion definition

We get it—starting your sustainable fashion journey can be confusing. What’s the difference between an ethical, sustainable or conscious wardrobe? Should I be shopping for secondhand or slow fashion? With so many buzzwords, sustainable fashion jargon can seem like learning a new language. But no worries, we’re here to break it down for you with this fool-proof intro to sustainable fashion terms and definitions. 

Capsule Wardrobe: a term coined by Susie Faux, the owner of a London boutique called "Wardrobe" in the 1970s. According to...


Nurturing your Knits with The Endery: How to Wash Sweaters, Visible Mending and More

Nurturing your Knits with The Endery: How to Wash Sweaters, Visible Mending and More

Taking care of our clothes and making repairs when necessary is paramount in achieving a long-lasting, sustainable wardrobe. However, specialty textiles such as knits can be incredibly finicky when it comes to maintenance. So, to help us unravel the secrets to nurturing our knits, Swap Society founder Nicole Robertson chatted with Ellen Saville from The Endery—a knitwear company that creates one-of-a-kind, handmade knits out of luxury deadstock yarns—to talk all things sweaters.

Nathalie Kelley Commits to Buy #NoNewClothes

Actor Nathalie Kelly holds a piece of paper reading “#NoNewClothes”

Photo from @natkelley on Instagram

It’s undeniable; celebrities and fashion go hand in hand. It's almost impossible to imagine a red carpet without the designer gowns or a fashion magazine without movie stars. This deep symbiotic relationship between influencers and the fashion industry has contributed to the consumeristic patterns that torment our environment and our garment workers. However, actress, Nathalie Kelley, is setting an example for all other influencers by taking the


Glam Capsule Challenge 3 Ways

Glam Capsule Challenge 3 Ways

Capsule wardrobes have skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. A capsule wardrobe is a way of curating your closet to contain a set amount of items which can be mixed and matched multiple ways. While the word ‘capsule’ in the fashion world previously referred to ‘capsule collections,’ the slow fashion movement has taken it to the streets! While designer capsule collections are often created to try and convince consumers that they need to buy everything in their line, capsule wardrobes celebrate the reuse and re-styling of items we already have. Sustainable fashion Blogger Lee Vosburgh, of StyleBee, made the “10x10 challenge” popular in 2015. This challenge consists of narrowing down your wardrobe to 10 items and rocking them together for 10 days. The difference between the 10x10 challenge and the “Glam Capsule” challenge is that the latter is all jazzed up. Author and ethical fashion advocate Elizabeth Cline created this social media challenge this year with the aim of proving that conscious fashion can be for everyone. It’s easy to focus on basics when embarking on the 10x10 challenge, which is a wonderful way to learn about layering! However, the #glamcapsulechallenge pushes people to go out of their comfort zone and into the spotlight. Both of these challenges are tests of creativity and can help hone person style. Sustainable fashion doesn’t have to look one way. It can mold to your personal style and become your own. While capsule challenges, and ethical fashion at large, are depicted on mostly one type of person (thin, white, well-off, minimalist) they are for everyone.

6 Shirts to Go With Your "I Voted" Sticker on Election Day

6 Shirts to Go With Your "I Voted" Sticker on Election Day

Tensions have been high in the US ever since the 2016 election. Our country is more divided than ever, yet, at the same time, more motivated than ever. No matter what your specific values are or where you live, being an active voter is incredibly important to our democracy. It may seem hopeless at times, to move systems to change, but your voice does matter! The midterm elections are being held on November 6th and could potentially change the tides of our current establishment. Are you registered to vote? Do you know who’s running in your district? Are you aware of where your nearest polling place is? An act which should be so simple has become complicated today and can seem incredibly overwhelming, however, there’s reason to rejoice. Websites like Vote.org and Vote Save America make it easy for you to complete your civic duty this Fall! Visit these sites and get answers before the elections, so you can wear your “I Voted” sticker with pride.