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Prices for Common Clothing Alterations - Real Simple. When it comes to how well you look in your clothing, a good fit makes all the difference.

Prices for Common Clothing Alterations - Real Simple

For the very best (albeit potentially costly) fit possible, buy your clothes a size larger and have them altered by a tailor. Here, Ken Grippi, a technical consultant and a tailor for Dependable Cleaners, a New England-based chain, details prices for some typical modifications. The cost of alterations can vary greatly, though, depending on the difficulty of the service and the shop providing it. How To Downsize Your Wardrobe Without Downsizing Your Space  My condo is tiny.

How To Downsize Your Wardrobe Without Downsizing Your Space 

As in itty-bitty. 636 square feet split between my two kids, my dog and myself. Life Lessons From Wearing The Same Little Black Dress For 30 Days  (All photos: Megan and friends) With the weather getting colder, the author kept thinking about children who don't have warm winter clothing.

Life Lessons From Wearing The Same Little Black Dress For 30 Days 

To draw attention to their needs, Megan Radford challenged herself to wear the same little black dress every day for a month. Here's what it taught her. Minimalism is a growing trend these days. 35 Fair Trade & Ethical Clothing Brands Betting Against Fast Fashion. On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza tragedy killed over 1,100 garment workers in Bangladesh and wounded over 2,200 more.

35 Fair Trade & Ethical Clothing Brands Betting Against Fast Fashion

The incident left consumers all over the world questioning who makes the clothes we wear everyday and in what kind of conditions? Documentaries like The True Cost shine a light on how the fast fashion industry depletes the earth’s resources and leverages slave labor to pass on a "cheap" cost to the end consumer. As consumers, we have become increasingly conscious about our purchases, channeling the power of our vocalized objections to make a positive difference for the people involved in the making of our clothes and goods. Four years following the Rana Plaza tragedy, dozens of slow fashion brands have emerged dedicated to ethical and sustainable practices.

The 35 companies we have listed below are some of our favorite ethical alternatives to fast fashion companies. 'Toddler Grandma Style,' The Fashion Approach That Will Set You Free. Ever heard Jenny Joseph’s poem that begins “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple / with a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me,” and dreamed of being one of those devil-may-care old ladies?

'Toddler Grandma Style,' The Fashion Approach That Will Set You Free

Or listened to an expecting friend talk enthusiastically about how fun it is to shop for baby clothes—the prints! The colors! All – Page 3 – Bombsheller Shop. How to Fit Clothing in a Suitcase — How to Travel With Only a Carry-On. I'm rarely able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which sucks for me because that means I have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from my destination, in addition to the price of my plane ticket.

How to Fit Clothing in a Suitcase — How to Travel With Only a Carry-On

People Tree. Sustainable Fashion Needs A Consumer Revolution  Value Village in collaboration with EFW illustrates how the average North American consumer discards 81 lbs of textile waste annually.

Sustainable Fashion Needs A Consumer Revolution 

Back in 2014, barely a year after the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, H&M took to Vancouver Eco Fashion Week (EFW) to promote their "Closing the Loop" initiative. With all the praise and controversy surrounding its sustainability efforts, I asked Pierre Börjesson, H&M's senior sustainability specialist, this burning question: To effectively reduce their impact, would H&M, the second-largest fast fashion retailer, consider switching to slow fashion? After some thought, Börjesson carefully responds, "What a fashion company [like H&M] must do is to produce the things that a market is expecting from that company," he explains, emphasizing that consumers' needs must still be met, even as companies strive to be sustainable. Börjesson's statement seems deflecting, but it also points out an uncomfortable truth. Pressuring fashion brands is not enough. Textiles are the next frontier in recycling for cities looking to cut waste.

Sustainable fashion brands we love. Feel-good fashion: Brother Vellies Helmed by Toronto-born wunderkind Aurora James, Brother Vellies is a brand that is changing how we consume fashion from the source; it’s artisans.

Sustainable fashion brands we love

Known to frequent South Africa, Kenya and Namibia every few months, James prizes quality, craftsmanship and sustainability by creating links with craftspeople that understand the tradition of fashion and form. How orthodox jewish modest wear is going high fashion. Image courtesy Mimu Maxi Coogee Beach, Australia is one of many perfect, sun-blessed suburbs that fan out from the center of Sydney.

how orthodox jewish modest wear is going high fashion

It's the kind of neighborhood where it's hard to find a restaurant in which flip-flops aren't actively encouraged. And it was a weird place to grow up as an Orthodox Jew. Orthodox women usually dress conservatively, covering their collarbones, knees, and elbows according to the Torah's principle of tzniut, or modesty.

Say No To The Dress. Change the way you think about fashion. The Power of Buying Less by Buying Better. According to a recent survey commissioned by the British charity Barnardo’s, a majority of women’s garments are worn a mere seven times before being pushed to the back of the closet or tossed into the garbage.

The Power of Buying Less by Buying Better

A Gorgeous Gusset Resize. 29 December 2015 A Gorgeous Gusset Resize I have two favorite colors: black and glitter. I have plenty of black in my wardrobe and I am always trying to add shinier, sparkly items; mostly in the form of sequins. 25 Awesome Swimsuit DIYs You Have To Try This Summer. DIY: Contrast sleeves! My Version/Their Version. How to Make A Dress from Tshirt. One Pearl Button: Tutorial: Silk Shirt Refashion.