Tag Archives: Zara

better cotton, better clothes

“Recycling vintage denim, sourcing sustainable cotton, and improving wash processes from start to finish, are just some of the ways that Gap is working to make denim that looks good and feels good, inside and out.” The Good News Right next door to the Gap store on Fifth Avenue, is a small pop-up shop also […]

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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 […]

fast fashion secrets

“Fast fashion’s true secret to success does not lie in advanced technology or close-by-factories—it’s in selling an unprecedented amount of clothing. As the Harvard Business Review cautions, Zara’s success may only be applicable in industries “where product life cycles are very short.” Fast fashion can only give us low prices if consumers continue to buy […]

consuming less fashion, my way

Happy 2017, everyone! Even though I’m not really into New Year’s resolutions, I know many of us today are taking a hard look at how we consume everything from food to entertainment to… fashion. Beyond the usual watchwords (shop vintage, buy less but higher quality, just say no, etc), I have some specific suggestions about how to become a more conscientious fashion consumer. […]