oge ajibe
Slow Fashion Style

Three Questions With Oge Ajibe

For my  next instalment in my series, 3 Questions With, I’m chatting with Vancouver Fashion Designer, Oge Ajibe. Oge started out as an event clothing brand while still under the brand name Fashion Voice. They focused on making outfits for events such as weddings, proms and birthday parties. However, with the on-set of COVID-19, all events were put on hold indefinitely. Oge was pushed to pivot the business towards ready to wear apparel. Considering their clients’ needs even during a global pandemic, they decided to…

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Slow Fashion Style

What To Do With Clothes Once You Are Done With Them

A very big contributor to our global, heaping, landfill crisis is clothing.  Usually cheap, fast fashion, clothing that has been worn less than 7 times and is now considered garbage by the purchaser.  So the best thing to do with your unloved clothing once you no longer want or need that items is to donate it.  Right?  Well, not really. There are many reasons we donate or dispose of our clothing.  Some of these reasons include: They may no longer…

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sustainable underwear
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Six Pairs of Underwear You’ll Want to Wear and Some Bras Too

*Post UPDATED May 6, 2022 About 5 years ago after having my twins, I went on a mission to find underwear that fit, that I felt good in, and that were comfortable to wear.  I also wanted to move away from toxic, big brand companies, who treat their garment workers horribly and often have no idea what we want from our undergarments. I was looking for natural fabrics that breathe and also wash and wear well.  Luckily, there are now…

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Earring designer
Style

Three Questions With Jaime of Petal and Posy

  Before we jump into the questions, please introduce yourself. Hi! I’m Jaime (Owner and Designer behind the jewelry brand Petal & Posy) and I’m the wearer of many creative hats! I started my first business at the wee age of 22 as a self taught silversmith whilst simultaneously working in the photography industry. After taking some time off to start a family, I decided to pick up a new medium in clay and switch my aesthetic and it’s been the most…

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Kantamanto Market
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Have You Heard of Kantamanto Market?

Kantamanto Market is the largest secondhand market in the world.  Located in Accra, Ghana, it is the place where our donated castoffs are sent.  It is estimated that only about 10% of donated clothing is actually sold in our local communities.  Whatever doesn’t sell is packed into bales and shipped to the Global South.  So let’s do a quick breakdown of how the system works.  We donate our unwanted clothing items to our local thrift shop. Unsold items are packed…

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