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silk charmeuse at Arkins

You know I love Germaine DeNigris, of Arkins. Germaine is dedicated to slow and ethical fashion; and she did after all name a bathing suit after me. These dresses are from her latest collection. The fabric is silk charmeuse, a fabric that I will simply describe as Yummy. 

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women working

Although I’ve written about her designs before, I’m really just getting to know Germaine DeNigris, from Arkins. I’ve admired Germaine’s work, and her commitment to slow and ethical fashion, since I bought an Arkins dress last winter. More recently, I’ve come to admire her open and collaborative nature.  I’m thrilled to say that Germaine and I are […]

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Conservation Collection, Arkins and coral reefs

Pretty crazy calling an apparel collection “Conservation Collection”? It sounds a bit serious and it is. I’ve written about Germaine DeNigris of Arkins before. When I saw this new collection I knew I wanted to share it with you again. When I read about the impetus behind the name, I knew I had to.   “Moved […]

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no cheap cotton and smelly linen at NJAL

While the term “slow fashion” and its scarier, more complicated term, “ethical fashion” haven’t yet made it into mainstream vocabulary, the term and the movement is gaining ground. And yet    I sometimes get the impression that people think slow fashion is all about cheap cotton and smelly linen, the kind of clothing you see in food coops […]

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