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Elizabeth O. Vintage

One of my favourite things about moving into shopping slower, is the amazing gems I get to add into my closet and my home.  They are things that have had a life and a story before me, and are now a part of my story.   This beautiful vintage blanket is now where my kids cuddle up for a movie night and the blanket we throw down for a a backyard picnic.  These Italian made leather shoes are the exact…

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Kids Slow Fashion

Budget Friendly and Sustainable Kids Wardrobes

Whenever I do a Google search for ethically made brands for kids, I see a ton of blog posts, featuring “affordable” options for kids ranging in cost of $25 for a t-shirt to $80+ for a dress.  Do I love these pieces?  Yes!  Do I wish I could buy exclusively this way?  Yes!  I adore quality, timeless, items that I can invest in and last forever….for myself.  Kids are a different ballgame.  They do actually NEED new clothes, usually, every…

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Slow Fashion Style

Five Tips To Edit Your Wardrobe

As some of you may know, I have started selling some lovely items from my closet as well as some thoughtfully selected thrift and vintage items.  As someone who has been making the move to shop in a more ethical way and include second hand items in my own closet, I found it more challenging to find cute items for the size 10+ crowd.  I figured I couldn’t be the only one looking for this option.  I also wanted to…

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Fashion Revolution Week

Six years ago today, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed.  1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured.  Only five months earlier, at least 112 workers had lost their lives in another tragic accident, trapped inside the burning factory on the outskirts of Dhaka.  These disasters are amongst the largest industrial disasters in recorded in history.  Because of these tragedies, Fashion Revolution was born.  This movement is so we can ask ourselves and fashion companies the question, who made my…

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The One Top We All Need

Supporting small/local makers and businesses is something I’ve been passionate about since first moving out to Vancouver in 2001.  When Jessica from East of Embers reached out to me and introduced herself and her label with me, I instantly knew this was a shop to get excited about.  Her beautiful assortment of ethically, handmade items, are not only pretty, but also items you can feel good wearing knowing you are supporting fair labour. Ok, so why have I dubbed this…

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