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Super Simple Upcycle: Cropped Army Jacket

    This post contains affiliate links I’ve been eyeing all the wonderful denim jackets out this season, most of them inspired by classic Levi’s and the vintage denim trend. But I simply haven’t worn my jean jackets when I’ve owned them in the past because I’m not into the Canadian Tuxedo thing and the …

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#FashRev Week | #Haulternative DIY: Beet Dyed Blouse

Thanks to Justina at Smockwalker Vintage for providing goods to DIY. The last post in my #Haulternative series! See the embroidered blouse and the fringed denim. I had originally intended to cover up a few small stains on this blouse with Indigo, but there is no indigo to be found in this town! I ended …

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#FashRev Week | #Haulternative DIY: Fringed Denim

Denim provided by Smockwalker Vintage. See yesterday’s #Haulternative post here. This season’s fringed denim trend is screaming for a DIY. I mean, there’s literally no reason to go buy someone else’s (likely a sweatshop worker’s) upcycling project when there’s such an abundance of denim on the secondhand market. Justina at Smockwalker Vintage provided these groovy …

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#FashRev Week | #Haulternative DIY: Custom Embroidered Blouse

Blouse provided and embroidered by Justina at Smockwalker Vintage. It’s Fashion Revolution Week! This year I’m posting three days of DIYs inspired by Fashion Revolution’s #haulternative prompt… #Haulternative: the sustainable version of a shopping haul, spotlighting dearly loved, vintage, secondhand, swapped, rented, and upcycled goods in an effort to show that fashion is about more …

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Ethical Halloween: Simple Costumes You Can Make With Ethical Clothing

It’s tempting, this time of year, to trek to the local Halloween store and buy a pre-made costume. I wouldn’t blame you if you did: it’s convenient and fun.  The only problem is that Halloween costumes and their related accessories are some of the least ethical and sustainable things you can buy: Almost everything is …

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Why Weavings Are Worth It: DIY with Uncommon Goods

Thanks to Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post and offering an item for review.  Well, now obsessed with weaving.  It started when I stopped by a local shop and saw beautifully complex weavings for sale. They could have easily been an impulse buy, but at $250 a pop, that wasn’t going to happen. So for …

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Simple, Last Minute Mason Jar Gifts, by Faye Lessler

This piece was written by Faye Lessler and originally appeared on Sustaining Life, a blog about sustainability, vegan eating, and ethical fashion. Faye works for an ethical fashion accelerator in NYC, does freelance writing, and shares the most delicious recipes. If you’re anything like me, you are still scrambling to finish off at least a …

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