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Yana Dee in Miami

I thought it would be fun to share some highlights and insights we gleaned from our family business trip together. So without further ado, here is a list of things!

1) We want you to be comfortable...

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What to Wear Right Now

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What to Wear Right Now

Fleece Season is Here!

We knew it was coming sooner or later, and now it is finally time to celebrate Fall in soft, warm fabrics!

To get you started, here's a list of things you want to make sure you have in your wardrobe!

Base Layers: Leggings, Bras, and Fitted Tops

The Main Attraction: Sweater Skirts, Fleece Dresses, and Cropped Sweaters

Outer Layers: Coats & Accessories

And last but not least... Curl up and Thrive with Bamboo Fleece Pajamas & Blankets

 

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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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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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Wonderfully Warm Winter Wool - Handmade by People Who Live Where the Air Hurts Your Face

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Wonderfully Warm Winter Wool - Handmade by People Who Live Where the Air Hurts Your Face

We wear the clothes we make. We live where it gets really cold and we like to be warm. That is why we love wool so much. Not only is it super warm, it is also breathable (so you don't get sticky if you sweat a little). Wool wicks moisture like magic, so it will keep you warm even if you get a little damp. If you think about it, that makes sense because wool is what keeps sheep warm and dry even in freezing rain, but doesn't overheat easily either.  Zero-Waste, Upcycled Wool Products As an ethical apparel company,...

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