Earth Day, Fashion Revolution, MMM and Sustainable Sewing

It’s Fashion Revolution Week and Friday is Earth Day. Plus it’s almost time for Me Made May! This week is a great time to slow down and reaffirm what I strive to achieve in my sewing and creative practices. Reuse and recycle old clothing and textiles Mend and repair Use organic and sustainable fabrics and notions whenever possible Keep it Local Look for Fair trade and ethical production …

Earth Day & Sustainable Sewing

It’s Earth Day! The perfect time to slow down and focus on what we can do to make our craft as sustainable as possible. Today I’ll be working on some mending and planning out some scrappy projects. I thought this was the perfect time to share some of my fav tutorials and tips to keep your sewing practice as eco-friendly as possible! Sustainable Sewing Tips Reuse and recycle …

Slow Fashion October + Work Wardrobe Planning

I can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be back working after 8 yrs. as a Stay at Home Mom…I forgot how much I loved it!   I’m working part time at Club Monaco as a Visual/Stock Associate. Before I had kids I was a Visual Merchandising Manager so this is a great way to ease back into the workforce.  The last two weeks have been …

Known: Slow Fashion October

It’s the last week of Slow Fashion October and this weeks theme is Known.  Slow fashion to me is about designing and crafting a better life for myself and my family. It’s about creating thoughtfully and carefully. Quality over Quantity. Sourcing has always been the biggest challenge in my home sewing.  How to satisfy my craving to make all the clothes without hurting the environment. Week 5, October 26-31: KNOWN favorite sustainable resources / …

Fashion Revolution Day 2015

It’s Fashion Revolution Day!  Show your support by asking  #whomademyclothes on social media.  On April 24th 2013 the Rana Plaza Factory collapsed in Dhaka,Bangladesh killing 1133 workers and injuring 2500 more.  As a maker I’m wearing my handmade clothes inside out today to raise awareness and show solidarity.  One of the  goals of #FashRev is to encourage the fashion industry to be more transparent and fight for the ethical treatment of workers in the garment industry. I’m …

Fair Fashion April and Me Made May

In honor of Fashion Revolution Day on April 24th, The Ethical Blogger Network will be running a month-long style challenge focused on fair fashion.  If you’d like to join in use the following prompts to share your  looks on instagram using the hashtag #fairfashapril.  Fashion Revolution Day marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh were 1133 workers lost their lives and 2500 others were injured.  FRD seeks …

Inside Out- Fashion Revolution Day

Today is Fashion Revolution Day-April 24!  If you haven’t heard of it already it’s a global campaign to raise awareness and  standards in the fashion industry after the horrible factory tragedy in Bangladesh that took the lives of over 1000 garment workers and injured many more.  I’ve taken the fashion revolution pledge over at Things for Boys– go sign up! Also check out Behind the Hedgerow’s post! One of the …