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08/03/21
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The Unleathering of Leather

08/03/21

Investors take note: the global vegan leather industry is forecasted to be worth nearly USD $90 billion by 2025! To put that in perspective, the global sports footwear market is currently valued at USD $90.4 billion. Wait a second, what exactly is vegan leather? Some of you may have heard of or even own faux […]

05/03/21
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Watch: Veronica Chou, Applying material science to materialism

05/03/21

8Shaders, welcome to the first ever episode of 8ShadesTV!  Since this is our very first episode, of course my inaugural guest is someone paramount in my own life but more importantly making footprints, not the carbon kind, in the sustainable fashion world. Let’s be realistic here for a second, are we ever going to stop […]

03/03/21
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7 Steps to curating a conscious wardrobe

03/03/21

1. Use the 30 wears test to guide your shopping decisions; ask yourself “will I wear it a minimum of thirty times?”  You’ll be surprised with how many times you might say no. Check out the #30Wears campaign to see why and how.  2. Invest in high-quality, timeless, well-made pieces, or just borrow! If you […]

22/02/21
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Be More Mindful With Slow Fashion

22/02/21

We are all well-acquainted with fast fashion and its various problems, but what on earth is slow fashion? Firstly, there is no solid definition, but we need to deviate from the common belief that these two names have anything to do with time to begin with.  Slow fashion finds much inspiration in the Slow Food […]

13/01/21
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Fashion Faux Pas 101

13/01/21

Fast fashion is a relatively novel concept to humankind; generations before us searched far and wide for unique pieces boasting opulent fabrics that were guaranteed to stand the test of time. Today, the fashion industry is fundamentally split into two: designer versus high street. And while the former is certainly no angel, the sheer pace […]

21/12/20
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Green washing

21/12/20

If this is the first time you hear this word – Greenwashing.  This is what it means.  Typically, cultural movements ebb and flow and likewise, trends come and go. But as we have experienced our climate self-destruct before our eyes, our short and long-term commitments have transformed. Sustainability is not just as a fun fad, […]

06/12/20
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Fast fashion

06/12/20

We often hear about how our food habits, disposable plastic use, and flying overseas hurt the environment. Glaringly absent from this narrative is the impact of our fashion choices. Did you know that the fashion industry produces 10% of all of humanity’s carbon emissions and is the second-largest consumer of the world’s water supply? Fast […]

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