I’m Angela, founder of the blog Sasstainable and I’m participating in Fashion Revolution Week – a global movement that’s turning fashion into a force for good. I’ve swapped blogs with the stylish fair fashion maven, Malorie Bertrand of EF Magazine and founder of the forthcoming shop, EITHER/OR. Read her Fashion Revolution blog post for Sasstainable here. To take part in this year’s Fashion Revolution Day on April 24th, we’re sharing our #haulternative Fashion Revolution stories. We’re refreshing our wardrobes and style without buying new clothes (may my wallet rejoice, namaste). My fashion #haulternative is a love story. I’m committing to loving what I already own, and only buying pieces that I can get at least #30wears out of, just like Eco-Age champion Livia Firth suggests.
Here’s the thing: I actually like buying new clothes. Read More
Starting anything new is intimidating and full of the unknown.
Where do you start? What do you need? How the heck do you find out what you need? Where do you go for help? What’s been done before? Why are you doing this? SHOULD you do this? OMG this is bat-sh*t crazy. Don’t do it. HEEEEEELLLLLPPPP!
I may be generalizing here, but I’m guessing this is what every single entrepreneur who’s ever decided to launch a business thought at any given time during the process of bringing their dream to life. I’m no exception. These kids of fears may be even stronger in those entrepreneurs trying to launch a sustainable business.
This is a question that I’ve asked myself a lot over the years. The more designers I come across and the more articles I read, the more the definition of ethical and sustainable fashion changes shape. Some would argue that this lack of a rigid definition hinders the ethical and sustainable fashion industry’s ability to speak with a clear and united voice, but I’d argue the opposite. Read More
This is a post about three makers creating a fashion look book. This past summer, I had the honour of putting together Duffield Design‘s spring 2016 look book. I did the same thing last year, what seems like eons ago, and I love how each shoot has its own personality and ambiance. Read More
Ottawa had a record-breaking one-day snowfall this past Tuesday, a whopping 51.2 cm (to be exact) in less than 24 hours. Yeah sure, we’re used to it, but the downtown core was mayhem because workers were let out early, the city didn’t plan for enough snow plows to be out and city buses were delayed. We’re talking thousands of people out at bus stops, all at the same time. I was “lucky” enough to be home with a sore throat, but we’re still feeling the aftermath of the snow-mageddon.
This real winter weather reminds me of the silliness that is “winter” fashion. Granted, all of the fashion week cities are only mildly cold in the winter months, but this means that real winter fashion isn’t properly represented on the runway. I admire the beautiful street style shots of fashion week attendees wearing their best of winter 2016, but they make me chuckle because runway winter and real-life winter are very different – well at least in Ottawa they are.
Case in point:
I haven’t given a proper update on the progress of the shop in a while and I figured it was time for one. I’m thrilled to say that I received startup funding from Futurpreneur in November (thank you Futurpreneur). I had to submit a business plan to apply, and my friend Maureen Dickson from Slow Fashion Forward told me that Futurpreneur had a user-friendly online business plan template that she recommended I use.