For secondhand fashion fans, there’s a new site to know about: reStitch, an online shop stocked with thousands of new and gently used finds culled from Goodwill donations. Launched this year by Goodwill of North Central Wisconsin, the site puts a fresh, contemporary spin on digital…

For many FEST founders, simply creating product that is ethically made or produced with sustainable materials is not enough. There’s also all the paper and plastic and shipping supplies that help apparel and accessories make their way safely from store to customer to think about. It’s…

Growing a sustainable fashion brand into a sustainable business is no small task. But it’s getting easier, says Shannon Lohr, the founder of Factory45’s Crowdfunding Factory and a past guest on the Spirit of 608 podcast (listen to her journey from globe-trotting designer to sustainable fashion…

Getting your nails done has come a long way from sitting around at a slumber party pooled over polishes n’ popcorn. It seems that nowadays, you can glide into a salon with cuticles from hell and leave with the hands of a queen. But, let’s…

While we wait for the future – when fabric will be broken down and turned into like-new textiles that can be brought back to market – the only truly eco-friendly way to buy new clothes is to purchase something that’s already in the world. The trouble is, even with hunger for secondhand style and thrifted fashion at an all-time high, there are often issues with clothes we find floating around in the resale arena.

As the American Civil Liberties Union rushed to the defense of travelers affected by U.S. travel bans put into effect over the weekend, donations poured into the organization known for defending the rights and freedoms afforded us by law and Constitution. With the organization reportedly amassing…

These days, sharing is everywhere. We share just about everything on one social network or another (and sometimes maybe more than we should). We share cars with Uber and jewelry with Rocksbox and on-trend style with Rent the Runway. But even with all that sharing,…

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