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Sustainable Fashion Designers To follow

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Happy Monday everyone!!

Let’s start this week with a list of fashion designers that are taking a leap forward to paving the runway with innovative sustainable production methods. Bringing us a perfect mix of Luxury, fashion, and environmental sustainability.

Stella McCartney

Sustainability:Cruelty-free—no fur or leather, use reengineered cashmere & ethically-sourced wool, organic cotton & recycled textiles.

Photo from Stela McCartney’s website.

DÔEN

Sustainability: Natural fabrics

Photo from DÔEN’s website

EILEEN FISHER

Sustainability: Organic, recycled, & sustainable garments, natural dyes.

Photo from Eileen Fisher’s website

Misha Nonoo

Sustainability: Waste reduction, and longevity.

Photo from Misha Nonoo’s website

Bethany Williams

Sustainability: Ecological, ethical and socially conscious models

Photo from Bethany Williams’s website.

Christy Dawn

Sustainability: Christy Dawn uses deadstock fabrics, which are the left over fabrics of other fashion houses who overestimated their needs. Traditionally, brands would hold on to their excess fabrics for a few seasons and then send them to the landfills. She rescue these deadstock fabrics before they are thrown away and we turn them into beautiful dresses.

Photo from Cristy Dawn’s website.

Maggie Marilyn

Sustainability: Reduces carbon footprint.

Photo from Maggie Marilyn’s website

5 Online Vintage Stores you need to Bookmark | 5 Tiendas Vintage Virtuales que necesitas agregar a Favoritos

Hey hey hey!!!

For those of you who don’t know, Vintage Clothing is a generic term use to refer to garments originating from a previous era. Items a century old or more can be considered antique, while those twenty years old and + are vintage. Even after that many years a good quality item of clothing can look as good as new.

Have you ever heard of the ” Fashion Trend Cycle “?

The most cyclical movement in the history of the fashion industry is referred to as the “20-Year Rule.” This rule expresses the concept that something popular now will be popular again in 20 years, more or less. Although new trends are always emerging, they are often modernisations or interpretations of the trends we have already seen.

Would you ever buy vintage clothing ?

I mean, why wouldn’t you?

If you are looking for something unique you’ll find it for sure at a Vintage shop, and with just a touch you might look ahead of the game.

Well, I could keep talking about this for years, so without further due I have put together a list of 5 Online Vintage Stores You Must Bookmark.

1. Farfetch : This is an online luxury fashion retail platform that sells products from around the world. founded in 2007 with its headquarters in London and main branches in Porto, Guimarães, Braga, Lisbon, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, São Paulo and Dubai.

Photo from Farfetch’s Website

2. Ragstock : Founded in Minneapolis, MN in 1954, Ragstock is one of America’s longest-running retailers of vintage and recycled clothing. With stores in Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas.

Photo from Ragstock Vintage’s website

3. Spanish Moss : Spanish Moss is an online boutique specializing in relevant and progressive vintage & designer selections from Victorian to Contemporary. You can also shop in their Los Angeles Studio by appointment.

Photo from Spanish Moss’s website.

4. Vestiaire Collective : Founded in Paris in 2009, it has great options of authenticated pre-owned designer clothing and accessories.

Photo from Vestiaire Collective’s website.

5. ASOS Market Place : It is a fashion website which provides a platform for boutiques which are small businesses selling their own label, vintage collections or multi brands.

Photo from ASOS Market Place’s Website.

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5 Tiendas Vintage Virtuales que necesitas agregar a Favoritos

¡¡¡Hey hey hey!!!

Para aquellos de ustedes que no saben, Ropa Vintage es un término genérico que se usa para referirse a prendas que se originaron en una época anterior. Los artículos con un siglo de antigüedad o más pueden considerarse antiguedades, mientras que los de veinte años y + son Vintage . Incluso después de tantos años, una prenda de ropa de buena calidad puede verse como nueva.

¿Alguna vez has oído hablar del “ciclo de tendencia de la moda”?

El movimiento más cíclico en la historia de la industria de la moda se conoce como la “Regla de los 20 años”. Esta regla expresa el concepto de que algo popular ahora será popular nuevamente en 20 años, más o menos. Aunque siempre están surgiendo nuevas tendencias, a menudo son modernizaciones o interpretaciones de las tendencias que ya hemos visto.

¿Alguna vez comprarías ropa vintage?

Quiero decir, ¿por qué no lo harías?

Si buscas algo único, seguro que lo encontrarás en una tienda Vintage, y con solo un toque puedes mirar hacia el frente del juego.

Bueno, podría seguir hablando de esto durante años, así que sin más adelanto, he reunido una lista de 5 tiendas Vintage Vintage que debes agregar a tus favoritos.

1. Farfetch: esta es una plataforma de venta de moda de lujo en línea que vende productos de todo el mundo. Fundada en 2007 con sede en Londres y sucursales principales en Oporto, Guimarães, Braga, Lisboa, Nueva York, Los Ángeles, Tokio, Shanghai, Hong Kong, São Paulo y Dubai.

2. Ragstock: fundada en Minneapolis, MN, en 1954, Ragstock es uno de los minoristas más antiguos en Estados Unidos de ropa antigua y reciclada. Con tiendas en Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, Michigan, Dakota del Norte, Dakota del Sur y Texas.

3. Spanish Moss: Spanish Moss es una boutique en línea que se especializa en selecciones relevantes y progresivas de vintage y diseñador desde Victorian hasta Contemporary. También puede comprar en su estudio de Los Ángeles con cita previa.

4. Vestiaire Collective: Fundada en París en 2009, cuenta con excelentes opciones de ropa y accesorios de diseñador usados y autenticados.

5. ASOS Market Place: es un sitio web de moda que ofrece una plataforma para boutiques que son pequeñas empresas que venden su propia etiqueta, colecciones vintage o marcas múltiples.

6 Sustainable Brands You Must Check out | 6 Marcas Sostenibles que debes mirar

Hey hey hey!!!

I hope you had an amazing weekend!

As you might have read on my last fashion post I was talking about sustainable fashion.

its importance, how we can help, and it’s different forms.

To continue, today I have put together a list of 6 sustainable fashion brands that you must check out.

This brads are voting for a better future for our planet. Remember that your purchases and the way you treat the clothes you already own, is your vote.

This list will keep growing. Meanwhile,

Here we go!

Sustainable brands you must check out

1 Everlane

Sustainability: Ethically made

Best for : basic, stylish apparel

Products: Women’s and Men’s: Shoes, clothing, bags, accessories.

Photo from Everlane’s website

2 Reformation

Sustainability: carbon is canceled

Products: women’s

Best for: vintage inspired dresses with a good balance between edgy, sexy, and feminine.

Photo from Reformation’s website

3 Boyish

Sustainability: produced with sustainable fabrics through an environmentally-friendly and cruelty-free process.

Products: women’s

Best for: jeans

Photo from Boyish’s website

4 Yogavated

Sustainability: Reduces carbon footprint, hand made.

Products: women’s

Best for: Athletic apparel

Photo from Yogavated’s website

5 RAFA

Sustainability: Craftsmanship, ecologically friendly materials

Products: women’s

Best for: women’s luxury footwear

Photo from RAFA’s website

6 Veja

Sustainability: fair trade and organic raw materials.

Products: men’s, women’s, kids

Best for: sneakers

Photo from Veja’s website

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Espero que hayan tenido un fin de semana increíble!

Como habrás leído en mi última publicación de moda, estaba hablando de moda sostenible. Su importancia, como podemos ayudar, y sus diferentes formas.

Para continuar, hoy he reunido una lista de 6 marcas de moda sostenible que debes revisar.

Estas marcas están votando por un futuro mejor para nuestro planeta. Recuerda que tus compras y la forma en que cuidas la ropa que ya posees, es tu voto.

Esta lista seguirá creciendo, mientras tanto, ¡aquí vamos!

Las marcas sostenibles que debe revisar

1 Everlane

Sostenibilidad: éticamente hecho

Productos: para hombres y mujeres; Zapatos, ropa, bolsos, accesorios.

Mejor para: ropa básica y elegante

2 Reformation

Sostenibilidad: el carbono se cancela

Productos: para mujer

Mejor para: vestidos de inspiración vintage con un buen equilibrio entre vanguardista, sexy y femenino.

3 Boyish

Sostenibilidad : producida con telas sostenibles mediante un proceso respetuoso con el medio ambiente y sin crueldad. Productos: para mujer

Mejor para: Jeans

4 Yogavated

Sostenibilidad : Reduce la huella de carbono, hecha a mano.

Productos: para mujer

Mejor para : Ropa deportiva

5 RAFA

Sostenibilidad : Artesanía, materiales respetuosos con el medio ambiente.

Productos: para mujer

Mejor para: calzado de lujo

6 Veja

Sostentabilidad: comercio justo y materias primas orgánicas.

Productos: para hombres, mujeres y niños.

Mejor para: zapatillas de deporte.

Sustainable Fashion

Happy earth day everyone!!!!!

If you use social media frequently then you might have heard of sustainable fashion, but what is it, and why is it important ?, Let’s take a couple minutes to talk about it!

Sustainable fashion is a part of the growing design philosophy and movement towards environmental and social sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility.

From eco friendly materials to new ideas in technology, sustainability is here to develop an industry that does not jeopardize the needs of future generations to come, for the ease of the present.

Did you know that over 15 million tons of textile waste is generated in the United States every year? And nearly 13 million tons of that waste is thrown into a landfill where it’s incapable of biodegrading. Textile waste is an unintended consequence of fast fashion, as more people buy more clothes and don’t keep them as long as they used to.

Not to mention child labor, low wages, dangerous working conditions…on top of the enormous amount of textile waste sitting in landfills, the actual production of clothing negatively impacts the environment as well. It takes 2700 liters of water to make one cotton t-shirt, which is roughly the same amount of water one person will drink over a 12 year period.

How do we change as an industry and how can consumers take action?

A shift towards high quality and sustainable methods is key.

Choosing an eco-friendly fabric is complex as there are pros and cons to all fibre types. Garments which are labelled as being made from natural fibres are not necessarily better than synthetic, as fibre choice is only one part of a complex picture. Fibres still have to be spun, knitted or woven, dyed, finished, sewn and transported – all of which have different environmental impacts.

For example, choosing organic fabrics is better than choosing non-organic fabrics in terms of the chemicals used to grow the fibres, but organic cotton still requires high amounts of water and the impact of dyeing it is higher than the impact of dyeing polyester.

Recycled could be best of all, as it reduces the pressure on virgin resources and tackles the growing problem of waste management. The main benefit of textile recycling activities is the opportunity to reuse clothing. Through the reuse of clothes and textiles, we can avoid pollution and energy-intensive production of new clothing. Additionally, clothing that cannot be reused may be repurposed into such products as rags or recycled into fabric or other material for reprocessing.

For example, Patagonia was the first outdoor clothing brand to make polyester fleece out of plastic bottles. In 2017, it decided to rationalise its T-shirt ranges.

Companies such as H&M, Nike, Adidas and Zara who are known for creating fast fashion collections around the world are even working to develop a sustainable shift. We have a long way to go, but also the power is in the hands of you, the consumer! You have the option to choose.

Forms of sustainable fashion:

Eco fashion: clothing and other goods produced by methods that are not harmful to the environment, using materials that have been recycled or that have been grown without the use of pesticides.

Fair and ethical: The production and procurement of raw materials as well as the manufacturing process is done in such a way that avoids the exploitation of workers or people living on the land, paying dues to everyone involved and respecting the environment.

Vintage: is a generic term for garments originating from a previous era. Today vintage dressing encompasses choosing accessories, mixing vintage garments with new, as well as creating an ensemble of various styles and periods.

High Quality: New luxury products that are durable and repairable. Sustainable luxury brands that can be both locally (artisan work) and globally relevant (traditional luxury).

Repair, redesign and recycle (upcycling): Fashion that is given a second life by repairing it to use again, repurposing it to be used in another way or using the fabrics or elements to create something new and useful.

All that being said, just remember that not making a choice is also a choice. Take care of the clothes you already have. Choose better😉!

To be continued…

Xoxo,

Histria

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Feliz dia de la tierra a todos !!!!!

Si utilizas las redes sociales con frecuencia, es posible que hayas oído hablar de la moda sostenible, pero ¿qué es y por qué es importante? ¡Tomemos un par de minutos para hablar de ello!

La moda sostenible forma parte de la creciente filosofía de diseño y del movimiento hacia la sostenibilidad ambiental y social, cuyo objetivo es crear un sistema que pueda ser apoyado indefinidamente en términos de impacto humano en el medio ambiente y responsabilidad social.

Desde materiales amigables con el medio ambiente hasta nuevas ideas en tecnología, la sostenibilidad está aquí para desarrollar una industria que no ponga en peligro las necesidades de las generaciones futuras, para la facilidad del presente.

¿Sabías que cada año se generan más de 15 millones de toneladas de desechos textiles en los Estados Unidos? Y casi 13 millones de toneladas de esos desechos se tiran a un vertedero donde son incapaces de biodegradarse. El desperdicio de textiles es una consecuencia involuntaria de la moda rápida, ya que cada vez más personas compran más ropa y no las guardan tanto como antes. Sin mencionar el trabajo infantil, los bajos salarios, las condiciones de trabajo peligrosas … además de la enorme cantidad de desechos textiles que se encuentran en los vertederos, la producción real de ropa también afecta negativamente al medio ambiente. Se requieren 2700 litros de agua para hacer una camiseta de algodón, que es aproximadamente la misma cantidad de agua que una persona tomará durante un período de 12 años.

¿Cómo cambiamos como industria y cómo pueden los consumidores actuar?

Un cambio hacia métodos de alta calidad y sostenibles es clave. Elegir un tejido ecológico es complejo ya que existen ventajas y desventajas para todos los tipos de fibra. Las prendas etiquetadas como hechas de fibras naturales no son necesariamente mejores que las sintéticas, ya que la elección de las fibras es solo una parte de una imagen compleja. Las fibras aún deben ser hiladas, tricotadas o tejidas, teñidas, terminadas, cosidas y transportadas, todas las cuales tienen diferentes impactos ambientales.

Por ejemplo, elegir telas orgánicas es mejor que elegir telas no orgánicas en términos de los productos químicos utilizados para cultivar las fibras, pero el algodón orgánico aún requiere grandes cantidades de agua y el impacto de teñirlo es mayor que el impacto del teñido de poliéster.

Reciclaje podría ser lo mejor de todo, ya que reduce la presión sobre los recursos vírgenes y aborda el creciente problema de la gestión de residuos. El principal beneficio de las actividades de reciclaje de textiles es la oportunidad de reutilizar la ropa. Mediante la reutilización de ropa y textiles, podemos evitar la contaminación y la producción intensiva de energía de ropa nueva. Además, la ropa que no se puede reutilizar puede reutilizarse en productos como trapos o reciclarse en telas u otros materiales para su reprocesamiento. Por ejemplo, Patagonia fue la primera marca de ropa para exteriores en confeccionar tejidos de poliéster con botellas de plástico. En 2017, decidió racionalizar sus gamas de camisetas.

Compañías como H&M, Nike, Adidas y Zara, conocidas por crear colecciones de moda rápida en todo el mundo, incluso están trabajando para desarrollar un cambio sostenible. Tenemos un largo camino por recorrer, pero también el poder está en manos de usted, el consumidor. Tienes la opción de elegir.

Formas de moda sostenible

Moda ecológica: ropa y otros productos producidos por métodos que no son perjudiciales para el medio ambiente, utilizando materiales que se han reciclado o que se han cultivado sin el uso de pesticidas.

Justo y ético: La producción y la adquisición de materias primas, así como el proceso de fabricación, se realizan de manera tal que evite la explotación de los trabajadores o personas que viven en la tierra, pagando cuotas a todos los involucrados y respetando el medio ambiente.

Vintage: es un término genérico para prendas originadas en una época anterior. Hoy en día, el aderezo vintage abarca la elección de accesorios, la mezcla de prendas vintage con nuevas, así como la creación de un conjunto de varios estilos y períodos.

Alta calidad: Nuevos productos de lujo que son duraderos y reparables. Marcas de lujo sostenibles que pueden ser tanto locales (trabajo artesanal) como relevantes a nivel mundial (lujo tradicional).

Reparación, rediseño y reciclaje (upcycling): la moda se le da una segunda vida al repararla para usarla de nuevo, reutilizarla para usarla de otra manera o usar telas o elementos para crear algo nuevo y útil.

Habiendo dicho todo esto, solo recuerde que no hacer una elección es también una eleción. Cuida la ropa que ya tienes. ¡Elige mejor!

Continuará …

Xoxo, Histria

A day in Amsterdam

woohooO!!! I’m finally back and so ready to keep telling you about my adventures. So let’s talk about Amsterdam.

Sitting down with my aunt in London, looking at the map and at tickets, I decided to go there about a day or two before I actually did. So heads up guys!! everything about it was soooo last minute.

I was in town for one day only. A day full of joy.

I got there very early in the morning and took the train to “Amsterdam Centraal”, on my way made a  friend (she was a Brazilian student) and we decided to go for breakfast together. We found a little cozy place not far from Amsterdam Centraal, it wasn’t vegan, but tea, juice, and a plate of fruit got me going.

At this point, I still had my carry on with me and had no idea about anything bc it was also my first time visiting. Yes.

There was a hotel by, I went to ask about staying there and it was fully booked. Luckily I overheard about lockers at Amsterdam central, and your girl who was just across the street had no plans, but definitely, wasting part of the morning looking for a hotel wasn’t it. Went there to ask, locked her stuff for about 💶€15, and off to explore. So fancy lmao. (It was very safe guys like you need your credit card and a code to open it). Consider it if you are going on a short trip.

I wore an oversized t-shirt, short leggings, and snickers, which was great to comfortably walk around the city all day. No make-up, only SPF20 sunscreen , and red lipstick.

On my bag: sunglasses, watch, beautifying oil, red lipstick, portable charger, passport, 💶 💳.

I spend the day exploring nonstop, and while The Anne Frank House and some museums are on my next list, I made it to tulips and art markets, independent shopping streets, canals, Museumplein, different parks, Red Light District (the energy there was sooo creepy), The Arty Jordaan, blah blah blah.

I loved how locals bike everywhere.       My beautiful hair expressing itself freely on this picture, right before I found the tastiest vegan place. 😋 🌱

Have I mentioned my cousin lives there?, so I got in touch and gladly no meter how last minute it was him and his family managed it to meet me around 4 pm (THANK YOU❤️, sorry I could not stay ), they showed me the rest of the city, we went for dinner and I headed to my next stop, France 🇫🇷 . Will tell you more on my next post.

If you have no rush and are just down to adventure like I was, once you get to Amsterdam you can take the train to “Amsterdam Centraal”, from there it’s easy to get to pretty much everywhere.

Being yourself never goes out of style

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Sometimes i like to just sit and observe, and one thing I have noticed is how people lose themselves trying to be cool, trying to be like “?”, pretending to “…”, just so that “they fit”, just so they feel “they belong to a certain circle”, jus so that “circle” “accepts them”, just so …wt*?
In those moments, and still right now, i ask myself : Why?. Why do they do it?; why do I even care?, but it breaks my heart to see it happening.
I believe there is nothing more powerful than being yourself. What a powerful human him who knows himself, accepts himself, love himself, and owns himself.
I would love to pass on this message though generations. You gotta do what you gotta do?;
find yourself and be that. There’s nothing more powerful, sexier, and cooler than being you, just you, and that never runs out of style.