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Let’s all swap!!

August 16, 2017

I am sure that at this point you are all pretty aware of how much I love swapping parties! They have all the ingredients needed, you get “new” clothes while being environmental and social… But the downside of it is that your options are limited to the style and size of your friends or friends of friends! But Nicole and Edward Robertson, a couple in life and business, decided to launch the Swap Society. An LA-based website where you can swap your clothes with people from all around the country!!

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Why do I use leather

July 27, 2017

Today I am featuring an outfit in which the leather accessories are the main highlight because I want to address this leather topic. Media coverage on the growing use of non-leather products has been embraced by many celebrities and fashion bloggers. I completely understand that many people do not want to use animals products for ethical reasons, neither I want any living being to suffer, but the problem starts when you want the leather look and replace leather with plastic faux-leather.

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Happy Anniversary

July 24, 2017

We clicked immediately, Daniel was one of the first people I met upon arriving in the US, our conversation centred around our passion for footwear and Spanish craftsmanship! We talked deeply and authentically about his journey, inspiration and how he quit corporate America to launch a footwear brand with his childhood friend. Many trials and tribulations have been endured since they first launched and last Friday was the 3rd year anniversary of Cobbler Union, one of the most prestigious and unique men’s footwear brands in the south.

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My favorite thrift stores

May 16, 2017

Throughout the years I have lived in different locations and I am a frequent traveller, so I have been finding great spots where you can purchase beautiful vintage and second-hand pieces. Here is a list of my favourite thrift stores!

  • Seconda Mano

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How to shop ethically

May 12, 2017

There isn’t a clear definition of what ethical is and there is no regulation on who can make a claim. So when it comes to buying ethically, there is no clear black or white, instead it is a matter of applying common sense. There are many different factors that you can consider but ultimately it is up to you to decide what works for you.

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My first swapping party

May 3, 2017

Last week was the Fashion Revolution’s week and I could not find any event happening in Atlanta, so I thought “if the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain”, I decided to plan a clothes swapping party at home! Here how it went and what I learnt.

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Why donating your clothes is not good enough?

April 20, 2017

There is a growing movement about donating your old clothes. Even fast fashion companies like H&M or Zara are willing to take your old clothes, but what is really behind this? Every time you donate your clothes there are three possible outcomes, they will either be sold, donated or turned into new garments. It all sounds great, except for the following facts:

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Why you should buy natural fibers?

April 13, 2017

From my point of view, one of the most important issues that fashion will be facing in the future is waste plastic. The fashion industry has been introducing more and more plastic into our clothes. Silk has been replaced by polyester and the cotton by nylon and there has been a huge increase in clothes made out of mix fibres, natural + synthetic. The reason for this change is petroleum based materials are cheaper than natural ones.

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