July 15 is National Give Something Away Day, which means it's the best time to finally re-evaluate, declutter and edit down your wardrobe, shelves and those kitchen cabinets. More than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the United States, and the amount has doubled over the last 20 years. … Continue reading Donate Here Now!
Peace Community, New York City Department of Sanitation's donateNYC Program in collaboration with the NYC Center for Materials Reuse curated their very first NYC x Reuse Community Fest in June at the at the Metropolitan Pavilion. DonateNYC is an essential part of NYC’s zero waste initiative, helping New Yorkers reach the goal of sending zero waste … Continue reading Refashion at NYC x Reuse Community Fest
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better." I'm unsure if Maya Angelou was specifically referring to sustainable living or environmental consciousness but the lesson here is to empower yourself with knowledge...then be the change. These seven documentaries will be the catalysts. I promise! 1. True Cost … Continue reading 7 Must Watch Documentaries on Sustainability in 2019
"We have brought Africa to you and we hope that you come back to Africa with us," was Rosario Dawson's closing remark during Studio 189's Fall presentation for New York Fashion Week 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sTxsCPn5Nw&t=5s Peace & Positive Vibes
CREDIT: KONMARI MEDIA INC. Since the New Year's Day launch, the phrase "tidying up" has taken on a whole new meaning, far removed from a grueling memory of Saturday morning routines with my mom and Kirk Franklin blasting on the stereo. Based on Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, released in 2011, the new hit Netflix series, … Continue reading After You’ve Tidied Up with Marie Kondo, Where Does It All Go?
There is growing interest in the sustainable fashion space, especially as more and more consumers become conscious of environmental issues. While many different companies share the same overall priorities, it’s important to distinguish between different types of fashion businesses, ranging from those focusing on reoccurring subscriptions to luxury consignments. This article will cover everything you … Continue reading The Basics of Ethical Fashion
Hey Community, Pothos plants are one of the most popular and easy houseplants there are. They need minimal care, they are super low maintenance and excellent for those who believe the myth of having "black thumbs". They're excellent plants for indoor locations such offices and dorm rooms; they can thrive on nothing but fluorescent lighting. … Continue reading Plant Obsession: Repotting Pothos
Hey Community! The world now consumes 80 billion pieces of clothing each year, which is up 400% from two decades ago, and the average American throws away more than 80 pounds of clothes each year! We only wear our clothing 3 times before we consider it old and it falls to the back of our … Continue reading “One Dress” Challenge
Peace Community, Time for Spring Cleaning. Took roughly 5 hours to clear, evaluate and re-evaulate but after it was all done I contacted a local thrift store gem Out Of Closet. Out Of Closet is "The Best Kept Secret" in downtown Brooklyn known for their #PinkWall and that 96¢ of every dollar collected by their stores … Continue reading Declutter with “Out Of The Closet” Thrift Store
Hey Community, There is a lot you can do with a pre-loved pair of jeans! Denim is such a universal and sturdy fabric that can be used for so many things, that I just can’t understand why anyone would toss. See the video below to one of my favorite ways to refashion jeans. Materials … Continue reading Upcycle Obsession: Denim DIY