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The Environmental Impact of Halloween Shopping is SCARY!

The Environmental Impact of Halloween Shopping is SCARY!

Halloween costumes are the plastic straws of fashion! Made cheaply overseas with plastic-based materials and unknown labor conditions, costumes are usually bought to be worn only once, as people desire to have a new outfit each year and they are not made to last.  The numbers are SCARY: • 7 million costumes went to landfills in 2016 in the UK • 83% of the material used was polluting oil-based plastic• 69% of costumes made of Polyester• Less than 1% gets recycledAs well as costumes, consumers are tempted with plastic-based accessories including synthetic wigs, hats, masks, buckets, glittery makeup, and even...

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Ethical Closet Series: Verdi

Ethical Closet Series: Verdi

In this week's Ethical Closet Series we have the pleasure to present VERDI. Verdi is a Colombian textile studio that celebrates tradition to create unique homeware, fashion and art pieces by intertwining natural fibers with contemporary materials. From handwoven bags to unique rugs, every piece sustainably made by Verdi's artisans is absolutely beautiful and intricate, made with high quality natural materials. Check out the IG Live talk with Tomás Vera, Founder and Creative Director of Verdi alongside his sister Cristina Vera, to learn more about this incredible brand and see a tour of their immersive showroom in Colombia. UP: What is the history of Verdi?V: Our story began in...

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Ethical Closet Series: Goodwill

Ethical Closet Series: Goodwill

When it comes to having an Ethical Closet, we encourage people to reuse, swap, and upcycle clothing rather than buy new. That's where thrift stores play an important role in sustainable fashion. By shopping pre-owned you extend the life of clothing, save natural resources that would take to produce a new one, prevent clothes from going to landfills, save money, and find unique pieces! Last week we had the pleasure to speak to Lourdes de la Matta-Little, a representative of Goodwill South Florida, on our Ethical Closet Series LIVE. Goodwill South Florida is a nonprofit that goes beyond selling clothes. Most of us know...

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Ethical Closet Series: Lia Terni

Ethical Closet Series

Ethical Closet Series: Lia Terni

Joining our Ethical Closet Series this week is the ethical jewelry designer Lia Terni!  Art and architecture are qualities used in the design, process, and creation of each Lia Terni, which through its artistic sensibility share a world with each of the pieces.Lia was born in Brazil and comes from an Italian background. She has lived abroad in many cities, she has nourished various artistic qualities that are revealed in her creations. She decided to take her involvement with jewelry design a level further and became the first designer in Spain to work with Eco Gold. Recently moving to Miami, Florida she has...

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Ethical Closet Series: Cihuah

Ethical Closet Series: Cihuah

Cihuah is an ethical contemporary fashion brand based in Mexico with an ambition to propose a new way of living in the human body, approaching fashion design with architectural elements. The word Cihuah means "women" in Nahuatl and pays tribute to indigenous Mexican women, their culture and traditions. The brand is inspired by the basic and sacred geometric patterns of indigenous Mexican clothing while creating a contemporary look Vanessa Guckel is the brand's Founder and Creative Director. Originally from France, she has been living in Mexico for the past 12 years, and it was there that she was inspired to begin her...

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