Globally, 80% of discarded textiles are doomed for the landfill or incineration. Only 20% are actually reused or recycled.
The clothing that ends up in landfills can sit there for 200-plus years, and as it decomposes, it emits methane—a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon. Yikes. And much of what we donate
gets packed, shipped, and re-sold overseas or gets dumped in landfills
anyway. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, so we did some
digging and followed the paths that old clothes might take once they
leave our hands.
Right now, less than 1% of
collected clothing is recycled into new yarns and fibers. New
technologies, like chemical recycling (which separates raw materials
from dyes, elastics, etc. for effective use as new textiles) are in the
works, but we have a long way to go until they’re fully developed and
put into mainstream practice. So, what can we do now to save our
clothing from a landfilled end?
The Church of Stop Shopping
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
“The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
Another leader who will compose the news of the next season Autumn / Winter 2016-2017 is the coat with a masculine or military cut but always appreciated by women. From this point of view, Prada has in serb leaders in marine style that have led the way to many other brands. The primary inspiration has led to the realization of medium or long coats that point to the military style with the presence of rows of buttons. The predominant materials are cloth and boiled wool. At this coat pattern you can combine a double look on the basis of personality and situations: elegant if matched with delicate items or strict if traced from boots or tight pants.
― William Faulkner,
Monday, October 31, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016
you a wonder.
you a city
of a woman.
you got a geography
of your own.
somebody need a map
to understand you.
somebody need directions
to move around you.
you not a noplace
mister with his hands on you
he got his hands on
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Infrastruktur 2015 Installation view / © Herald St, London
The installation “Infrastructure” from artist Nicole Wermers hits a proud 690 entries on Instagram and despite her nomination she did not win the Turner Prize 2015. In this work, cantilever chairs have been placed in a spacious room with a concrete floor, vintage fur coats are thrown across the backs of the chairs. Is the wearer marking their territory? What chances does one have to claim room for themselves in public spaces? This video from TateShots is an opportunity to gain more insight into Wermers’ artistic creations.
via: Hey Woman
also: Wermers text
Sunday, January 10, 2016
from the site: Never Liked It Anyway
Falling in love is the best feeling on earth.
But breakups? Well…they suck. A lot.
We started Never Liked It Anyway to make moving on easier.
It’s a place to shed the stories and the stuff.
A place to sell the breakup baggage cluttering your life… and mind!
A place to fund your bounceback plan.
So you can see that silver lining sooner.
We’re here to help you feel better, faster.
We’re about moving on not moping about.
And it starts with taking matters into your own hands.
Not tissue piles, ice-cream binges and group hugs.
Breakups don’t have to mean breakdowns.
So here’s to new beginnings.
Onwards & Upwards!!
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Thursday, November 12, 2015
"Come the holidays, a velvet suit can be a surprise alternative in a season well stocked with shiny, sparkly party dresses. The dandified look, which derives its cool from the ’70s — think Betty Catroux in the Saint Laurent days — gains extra punch from jewel colors and touches of embroidery. Tailored with emphatic shoulders and nipped waists, the suits resurrect that decadent era with their rock ’n’ rock spirit intact. Yet the tinge of formality is hard to rival. Keep the look feminine with lacy bits underneath, or go for an androgynous cool with a graphic tee and slip-on sneakers." By ERICA M. BLUMENTHAL NEW YORK TIMES
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Iris celebrates imagination and difference:
PHOTO: WENDELL TEODORO/ WIREIMAGE/ GETTY IMAGES.
"Style has never been about obeying fashion rules, but listening to your inner compass about where your creativity should go — where you should put your focus." quotes from RACHEL SYME AT REFINERY 29
Timely advice for being in the world as well....
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