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Top 10 Ways to Have an Environmentalist Wardrobe

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Top 10 Ways to Have an Environmentalist Wardrobe

Once you have learned about the damage the fashion industry is having on the planet, you may be inspired to change your shopping habits.Here is a list of 10 important things to do if you want to have an environmentalist wardrobe.

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1. Wear the clothes you have

When you learn how damaging the fast fashion industry is, you may be tempted to...

2. Care for what you wear

By caring for what you have, you can extend the life...

3. Invest in ethically made products

Clothes, jewelry, bags, shoes, and any other accessory will last longer if you invest in a single well constructed piece...

 4. Think about water when you wash your clothes

Minimize the environmental impact when you wash and dry clothing...

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Silk Makes you Fancy

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Silk Makes you Fancy

Silk has long been prized as one of the worlds finest fabric. Nothing mankind has concocted comes close to the strength and softness of silk. Silk is even surprisingly insulating; have you ever noticed how the finest wool coats and pants are always lined with silk? When Yana or I notice affordable clean silk in the waste stream, we usually acquire it. Since silk is all natural, it can be composted; but this precious fabric shouldn’t be cycled through the chain of life until it is dirty and torn.

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It takes a lot to have a minimal wardrobe

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It takes a lot to have a minimal wardrobe

Takeaways from my 10x10 inspired challenge:

  1. Hemp is Dope.
  2. Things Fall Apart.
  3. Lounge-wear is Actually Important.
  4. Black Clothes are Too Easy.

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Salvaged Leather: An Ethical Luxury

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Salvaged Leather: An Ethical Luxury

Our design philosophy at Yana Dee Ethical Apparel is based on minimizing waste, and maximizing the materials we have to create a beautiful, highly functional item. All of our leather accessories are made from re-purposing usable scrap materials from other makers. We acknowledge that the creation of leather has a lot of energy input, and honor that process by using the scraps we can find, as fully as we can.

Maybe now you can see why we dare to call these "ethical" leather accessories. Whether the piece measures a couple of square feet or a couple of inches, we are proud to feature the character of this prime material. 

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