Slowing down fast fashion one button (and bow) at a time

They call it Fast Fashion, the rapid production and consumption of low cost items. Kayla Gilliland is helping teens of today and tomorrow, slow down and smell the rose-coloured thread.   Gilliland, along with business partner, Linda Bell, recently opened Buttons and Bows, a sewing lounge and ladies fashion store in Maple Ridge, BC. Gilliland explains […]

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Automobile Wreck Yards: the next hot thing in fashion upcycling

Smart cars, electric cars, zero emissions, blah blah blah. Everyone’s so crazy about greening their transportation tire-print and saving the planet they have missed out on the most important of the three ‘r’s: AccessoRizing. Sure, we could recycle old cars and put their parts in new ones, but hello, that would be totally overlooking their potential as […]

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