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Conscious Consumerism Leads to Water Conservation
1 month ago

Conscious Consumerism Leads to Water Conservation

In honor of World Water Day, recognized annually on March 22, and its 2017 theme of “Wastewater,” it is fitting to talk about one of the largest polluters of water …
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Slow Fashion—Made To Outlast Trends
2 months ago

Slow Fashion—Made To Outlast Trends

Within the last decade, and more rapidly in the last two years, there has been a lot of talk about our clothes and the impact they are having on our …
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The Founders of Chilote Shoes Are Empowering Women Artisans In Patagonia Through Design And Sustainability
5 months ago

The Founders of Chilote Shoes Are Empowering Women Artisans In Patagonia Through Design And Sustainability

Through the founding of fashion forward enterprise, Chilote Shoes, Francisca Appacel and Stiven Kerestegian are transforming the lives of artisan women while keeping their vibrant heritage alive in Patagonia. The …
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3 Ways We Can Be Freedom Fighters For Women Around the World
5 months ago

3 Ways We Can Be Freedom Fighters For Women Around the World

Modern day slavery, human trafficking, unfair working conditions and wages, these are all great offenses on one’s human rights. According to Equality Now, trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation …
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3 Ways We Empower Women Through Ethical Fashion
5 months ago

3 Ways We Empower Women Through Ethical Fashion

If you didn’t know, the majority of the apparel we wear is made by women in developing countries, in unpleasant and cruel environments. This is a reality. According to …
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7 Tips For Making Smart Choices When It Comes To Your Wardrobe
10 months ago

7 Tips For Making Smart Choices When It Comes To Your Wardrobe

Technology is fast and we may be trying to keep up with it at a speed that may not fit with our natural rhythm. In today’s modern world, we are …
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China: Garments With Stories
1 year ago

China: Garments With Stories

Struggling to uphold its cultural and historical identity in the midst of a modern culture of mass production famous for the tagline: ‘Made in China’

On the banks …
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The Recycled Polyester Trend And Raised Questions About Its Sustainability
1 year ago

The Recycled Polyester Trend And Raised Questions About Its Sustainability

Recycled polyester is a relatively new trend in the eco fashion industry.  It’s far from sustainable. Recycled polyester is toxic to the earth and the wearer.  Among the trend is …
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Buying Ethical Fashion Today Contributes To The Future Of Fashion
1 year ago

Buying Ethical Fashion Today Contributes To The Future Of Fashion

When it comes to ethical fashion, there are many different facets to look for. Ethical fashion constitutes many sectors of the fashion supply chain. A few of them being from …
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5 Brand Building Tips for Conscious Fashion Designers
2 years ago

5 Brand Building Tips for Conscious Fashion Designers

You’ve done the late nights, and have a collection you are proud of, but now you need sales. If the sound of crickets is all too familiar, then it’s …
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North America: The Revival of Homegrown Fashion
2 years ago

North America: The Revival of Homegrown Fashion

Moving on from the spotlight on Asia’s fashion innovators, we look ahead into the birthplace of the “new-age” green movement in North America.

While designers in Vietnam or Cambodia struggle …
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How To Show Respect and Do Business Across Borders
2 years ago

How To Show Respect and Do Business Across Borders

People always ask what it’s like to do business in India, especially as a woman. In my personal experience I have had (mostly) only good ones, and a lot …
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4 Japanese Concepts That Inspire Our Daily Lives
2 years ago

4 Japanese Concepts That Inspire Our Daily Lives

The Japanese have long been recognized for their concepts that reveal the secrets to living a simple and meaningful life. These concepts range from philosophies into aesthetics, ethics, design and …
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Journey Back in Time Through The Elements of Craft
2 years ago

Journey Back in Time Through The Elements of Craft

The experience of work that depends on the elements is an entirely different perspective.

Whenever I travel to stay in our artisan partners’ homes, observing their pace of life and …
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Artisan Designs And Their Beautiful Traditions
2 years ago

Artisan Designs And Their Beautiful Traditions

For a special edition of Conscious World, we want to introduce you to the beauty of International arts and culture revealed through fabrics, stitching, patterns, textiles, colors, and more with help from American Nomad.

One …
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Understanding The Fundamentals Of Fair Trade
2 years ago

Understanding The Fundamentals Of Fair Trade

As consumers we need to sort through many messages regarding fair trade these days and it can be overwhelming for the most conscious of us to differentiate between labels. As the …
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Fast Fashion Needs Globalized Intervention And Slow Fashion Needs Globalized Participation: 3 Ways To Pioneer Change
2 years ago

Fast Fashion Needs Globalized Intervention And Slow Fashion Needs Globalized Participation: 3 Ways To Pioneer Change

When it comes to the slow movement, the food sector has progressed in educating and nurturing our palettes with eating local, seasonal ingredients and a farm-to-table ethos. Eliminating all kinds …
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Mindfully Made: 3 Things You Should Know Before Purchasing Any Garments
2 years ago

Mindfully Made: 3 Things You Should Know Before Purchasing Any Garments

To kick off the fashion revolution here at Conscious, we gave you 5 points as to why sustainability has to move up the priority list. Seeing how the production of …
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THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE. THE FEMINIST SHIRT CONTROVERSY
2 years ago

THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE. THE FEMINIST SHIRT CONTROVERSY

As if feminism itself is not already (somehow) a controversial issue, creating “This is What a Feminist Looks Like” T-shirts (collaboration between ELLE Uk and The Fawcett Society) is not …
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5 Points as to Why Sustainable Fashion Has to Move Up the Priority List
2 years ago

5 Points as to Why Sustainable Fashion Has to Move Up the Priority List

Samantha Wong and Tania Reinert-Shchelkanovtseva of A Boy Named Sue join Conscious to share about “Why Sustainable Fashion Matters” here on consciousmagazine.co. Check out their interview and feature here. This article …
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Independent Designers and Makers Can Create Sustainable Businesses Through Factory45
3 years ago

Independent Designers and Makers Can Create Sustainable Businesses Through Factory45

We are living in the era of entrepreneurship, and excitedly, there’s lots of talk about sustainable fashion design and business. But we also live in an …
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6 Things You Should Know About Your Clothes
3 years ago

6 Things You Should Know About Your Clothes

Consumers have the purchasing power. We all have the ability to change the industry by choosing which companies deserve our dollars.

Imagine: “Can I ask where you got your …
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