Tag Archives: Ethical-Fashion

what now fashion blogger? tattered thoughts

  My thoughts are in tatters, like an old scarf lying in a basket of thrift shop rejects.   “What now fashion blogger?” Am I really going to write about fashion and style when some people are afraid they’re going to be deported? Am I going to talk about the latest boot trends while others are wearing […]

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a bathing suit for us

I’ve been thinking about a “bathing suit for us” for two or three years now. In my mind I would design all kinds of possible variations—but I’m not a designer and my designs would just be filed away in the won’t happen file. Then I met Germaine DeNigris of Arkins, a young designer with talent, […]

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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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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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