August 17, 2016 2 min read
One of the best ways to keep fashion sustainable, is to reuse clothing that's already been made. This keeps clothing out of landfills and prevents us from using more precious resources to make new clothing - all of which is super important for slow fashion. Not to mention - there are already tons of unique fashion pieces out there waiting to be loved - if you don't mind searching for them!
In the spirit of National Thrift Shop Day, we've scoured our closets for some of our favourite thrift store finds - all of which can be paired with a basic white tee (AKA an Encircled Nomadic Crew Neck).
A belt is an easy way to add some interest to a basic outfit. This vintage leather belt featuring hand-tooled details adds some 70s charm to a white tee and shorts.
Sometimes an outfit just needs a great statement piece. This silver sequined bag from the 1950s is a perfect compliment to an otherwise basic outfit. A little bling goes a long way!
There are tons of ways to accessorize with scarves. Wear it as a belt, headscarf, tie it on a handbag...the possibilities are endless! We love this bright and fun vintage Emilio Pucci scarf with a simple white tee and denim shorts. Very simple yet chic!
Nothing says 90s like a fun print dress layered over a basic tee. This fun dress made by Espirit was purchased at Value Village for about $12.49. Easy to wear to the office or out on the go.
Thrifting is a great way to find statement pieces for affordable prices - all while being gentle on the environment. Do you have a favourite item that you've bought thrifted or vintage? Let us know in the comments!
Into thrifting fashion blogs? Be sure to check out this list for some new thrift blogger favourites! ReFashion is also a great read. She upcycles unloved pieces into beautiful new designs - now that's recycled fashion!
May 10, 2021 4 min read
Consumers are increasingly demanding ethically and sustainably-made clothing, which unfortunately many brands recognize as an opportunity to boost profits through sustainability-focused campaigns, despite not taking any steps to improve their actual business practices. Read on to learn about seven easy ways to spot greenwashing so you can make sure you’re supporting genuinely sustainable clothing brands.
April 27, 2021 5 min read
The key to a successful wardrobe is buying versatile pieces that mix and match effortlessly, so you can basically close your eyes and pick two pieces and know that they will go together. Jennifer shows us just how easy it is to style the Better Basics Kit for every day of the week with 8 pieces, a little creativity and a few simple accessories.
April 23, 2021 2 min read
Earth Day has taught us that we need to be kinder to the planet, not only on Earth Day but every day. This extends to everything we do, including the gifts we give each other to commemorate special occasions. So, when putting together our annual Mother's Day Gift Guide, we put sustainability at the heart of each gift idea.