Tag Archives: Fast Fashion

this is not a sale

40%, 50%, 70% off? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember when we were thrilled to get 10% or 20% off at any SALE, even at Christmas? So why the change? A skirt was originally priced at $200, and now it’s down to $60? Wonderful, you say?  Not so fast, think about […]

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the rag trade, clothing is not garbage

Shmatte   Shmatte: an old article of clothing, a “rag” in fashion and clothing-industry slang, shabby, cheap stuff. Hence, the “rag trade.” Shmatte, a wonderful Yiddish word derived from Polish, and until you’ve heard it said by an old Jewish lady, shopping with her friend on the Upper East Side, you can’t really get a feel for it. Trust me.  I saw […]

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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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why you should care about fast fashion

Rana Plaza DHAKA, Bangladesh — The police in Bangladesh filed formal murder charges on Monday against 41 people accused of involvement in the 2013 collapse of a building that housed several clothing factories, leaving more than 1,100 people dead in the worst disaster in garment industry history. (New York Times, June 1, 2015) See this […]

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