sustainable fashion
Slow Fashion Style

Slowing Down Fashion

hat: old , shirt: Buttercream Clothing , wool blazer: thrifted , straw clutch: old, pants: Harley Jae   When it comes to the conversation around Fast Fashion, it often goes like this…Fast Fashion is bad and therefore those who consume fast fashion must be bad too, right?   Wrong. Over the past few years, I have taken the deep dive into committing to change my consumer behaviour, moving away from fast fashion, and making purchases with mindfulness and need over…

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Lifestyle

Gift Guide for Black & Indigenous Owned Businesses

Each Holiday season I like to promote small businesses.  I have either worked for or owned a small business over the past 20+ years.  Small businesses will always have my heart.  I understand first hand the impact that shopping local has.  This year I wanted to shine the light onto some amazing Canadian, Black, and Indigenous Owned Businesses.  Rather than our money going strictly to the big (predominantly White owned) companies, who already have a lot of money, support, small,…

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up cycled jewelry
Slow Fashion Style

The Metamorphosis Project

Everything old is new again.  Let me ask you, do you have any old silver and/or gold jewelry laying around that you don’t know what to do with?  Maybe it’s outdated, or broken, or just not your style?  Sound familiar ?  I definitely have a stash of old broken, mismatched silver I just wasn’t sure what to do with it.  It’s valuable, so I didn’t want to get rid of it, but I wasn’t using it either.  So what to…

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eco friendly swaps
Lifestyle

Sustainable Swaps For Your Home

Shopping secondhand for my clothing, as well as, purchasing new items from local, sustainable + ethical brands has been one major shift I’ve made over the past few years.  I am much more mindful when bringing something new, or new-to-me, into my wardrobe.  Why?  I have learned so much about the harmful realities of the fashion industry (harmful to the planet and to people) that it made me want to do better.  When it comes to sustainability, I have been…

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Black owned business
Slow Fashion Style

Chokitem

Chokitem (pronounced Ch – ok – e – tem), is an innovative, eco-friendly, Canadian, Black owned jewelry brand.  Oh, and did I mention how beautiful their pieces are?  I was introduced to this sustainable jewelry line by local, Vancouver, fashion designer, Jess of Free Label.   She initiated a community based way for influencers, models, photographers, web designers, etc to be partnered up with a Canadian BIPOC owned business.  As someone who is actively seeking out sustainable, BIPOC businesses, this call to…

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