10 Inventions to Change the Fashion World

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We cannot get enough of “The 10 Inventions that Changed Fashion Forever” written by Anne-Maree Gale from The Daily Telegraph. It is truly amazing to see the designs that made such an impact when they were first created and the impacts they are still making in the fashion world today. This great article goes in depth into each of the inventions, when they were first introduced and then a few interesting facts about each item.  This was such a unique read on the designs that we wear everyday now but how years ago they changed lives when the invention was first introduced to the world.

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“Women in Clothes”

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We loved finding out about this refreshing new novel, “Women in Clothes” from the Providence Journal.  “Women in Clothes” by Sheila heti, Heidi Julavits, Leanne Shapton & 639 others is a unique twist to the otherwise traditional fashion books.  The 500 page book contains various entries including some from a 63 year-old  hospice nurse, a Muslim homemaker, and a journalist who has researched the garment factories, knows of the conditions and chooses nor to shop at certain popular retailers.  The 639 volunteers were asked to fill out a survey that asked them everything from what they wear, why they wear it, to how it makes them feel.  The responses cover an entertainingly wide range of answers.

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The Reasons Why We Don’t Use Leather in Our Belt Bags

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Sometimes I feel hopeless about our ability as human beings to stop, let alone reverse, global warming or “climate change.” How we have failed to honor our sacred stewardship of the earth is well depicted in this animated short called Man (2012) by Steve Cutts. Even if you’ve already seen it, it’s worth watching again. Do we really need a “higher life form” to step in to save the planet from ourselves?

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Knotty and Nice

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Founded in 2011 by Nur-E Rahman, a Georgetown grad known for her passion for innovation and entrepreneurship,  Knotty Gal was initially inspired by an eye-opening trip to Bangladesh. At the time, Nur-E was working as a contractor for USAID, and realized the unfortunate conditions under which the Bhandari Girls’ School operated. Begun in 1962 by Nur-E’s great-grandfather, Bhandari was the the first girls’ school in the Bogra region, and serves many students from impoverished backgrounds.

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Designers going Green

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Luxury sustainable fashion is growing with speed as designers like Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and Ali Hewson all have been producing environmentally friendly fashion lines.  Sustainable fashion is no longer associated with shape-less dresses and clothing only made out of hemp.  Eco-friendly clothing now looks just as good as you feel while you’re wearing it.

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5 Ways To Take Back Your Weekend

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Looking for ways to take back your weekend? Feel like you get no break after the long week, and then the weekend just adds onto it? Here are 5 easy changes you can make to enjoy your weekend and be relaxed and ready to go by Monday.  If you are dedicated to making the most of your weekend you should make time for the activities women enjoy the most.  Apart from eating, and relaxing it’s socializing and exercising.

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