Posts tagged sustainable fashion
Finally! Sustainable Hosiery that YOU Can Buy in Seattle or Online.

This is big, really big.

During World War II, the country banded together to fight a common enemy. Not only did they do this through taking on unexpected jobs; but they also conserved resources. Women were an essential part of this endeavor. Locally, women worked in various capacities including at Boeing.

As an aside, here's a super interesting tidbit. 

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Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Shopping and Sales!

What to do? It's Earth Day AND the day after we lost Prince. I'm wearing purple as I write this and will be following up this post with a Prince inspired piece to go live this weekend. So, for now, I'll focus on Earth Day. Why? Well, a sale at Coclico is a good reason. 

I love the idea of slow shopping: Creating more meaningful experiences and buying fewer pieces, shopping that is better for the world. This is why shops like Velouria hold a special place in my heart. That being said, it's a real commitment. And for me, and most of my clients, sustainable pieces are a, "nice to have" versus a "must have." When price, size and style come into play, sustainability often comes in last.

So, for today's Earth Day post, I wanted to offer up some realistic options to integrate some slow shopping into our lives. Off we go!


Baby Steps for Slow Shopping

Including Some of My Favorite Brands

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Seattle Sunday: Winslow Handmade Ties & Pocket Squares

This post has been in the works for months and I am THRILLED to finally be able to share with you, Dear Reader, what I've been telling every person I come in contact with: my love of Winslow

I initially heard about Winslow from our good friends at Freeman Seattle (check out the recent post featuring Freeman or the site with new jackets for women). Shortly afterward, I saw one of the ties at Velouria and I was hooked. The brainchild of two bright, energetic and thoughtful women, Winslow makes one-of-a-kind handmade neckties, bow ties and pocket squares from reclaimed fabrics. Each one is unique and impeccably made. 

They are inspirational. More than a tie or a pocket square, Winslow offers transformation. 

5 Ways that a Piece from Winslow Can Be Used to Alter the Course of Your Life


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Conserve Water: Buy Clothes.

I am a major political junkie. Plus, I'm originally from Northern California, and lived through a drought in my childhood. The result of these factors is that I'm hyper aware of our water usage. Lately, the news has been filled with talk about water- whether it's a story about contaminated water or a lack of rain, it's pretty clear that using a little less water would be helpful to the planet, but also ease my guilt, which is always helpful.

It occurred to me that you, Dear Reader, may be having similar issues (although I hope for your sake they are less intense.) I'm confident that we don't need to find more things to feel guilty about. So, I thought I'd make a few suggestions about how we can feel good about conserving water and still buy new clothes.

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Winners Make Me Happy.

Every Sunday I'm highlighting a local business, label or street style. Because, well, let's face it, the greater Seattle area is overflowing with incredible people doing equally incredible things. One post just isn't enough. 

Two weeks ago, I featured Cleanscapes, a local store filled with sustainable fashionable items predominantly made in the Northwest. Every person who signed up to receive Poplin emails was entered into a drawing to win a Paper thinks orange leather tote bag provided by Cleanscapes

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And the Winner Is....

I hope you are enjoying Seattle Sundays on the blog. Every Sunday I highlight local style including but not limited to boutiques, labels and street style. Drawings for local products will be a regular occurrence, so if you haven't already, please sign up to receive the Poplin e-newsletter here.

Thanks very much to everyone who already joined the email list. Every person who is on the Poplin email list is entered into every Poplin drawing, everyone every time. 

Last Sunday's blog post featured the Cleanscapes store in Issaquah. Thanks to Cleanscapes for providing one lucky winner with the handbag shown above. And our winner is....

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American Made: Feral Childe.

I'm lucky to work with all different types of clients and I've learned that each of us has our "thing." We may not realize it until we are talking about it. Sometimes it's a certain type of clothing, for example tailored or boho. But, more often than not, it's something a little bit more unexpected: Does the retailer have a fair return policy? I really like fabrics with birds on them. Or, I prefer if the retailer has a generous charitable giving program. It's pretty incredible, as each client's desires offer a new challenge as we embark on updating his or her style.

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