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One Key to Slow Fashion

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One Key to Slow Fashion

One key to slow fashion: Make every piece you purchase versatile! Find products that can be interchanged, worn in different styles and with different accessories. Remember that what we consume has a huge impact on the environment and it's within all of our power to make a significant change.  Here is an example of what we mean by purchasing items that can be versatile! And these are only a few examples of how this bandana scarf can be worn! I didn't even include how you can use it as a bracelet or in a ponytail..possibilities are endless! Join the movement...

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East and Market's Revive Program: Saving waste from the cutting room floor

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East and Market's Revive Program: Saving waste from the cutting room floor

Today I am working on East and Market’s Revive program! I had some oddly shaped fabric left over on my cutting room floor from a Kimono I made for a a wonderful friend of mine.  I cut the leftover fabric into rectangles. Then I cut the rectangles into strips. From here I took two of the strips and secured them. Then I twisted them each tightly. After this, I then twisted the two sides together, but made sure I worked in the opposite direction from the direction each individual piece was twisted to ensure the rope didn't unravel.    And...

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Reuse, Recycle & Revive: Our Global responsibility

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East and Market is dedicated to decreasing our carbon footprint on the environment. We want to reduce the amount of waste we personally have the potential of creating as a business. Recent surveys have found that the average person in America throws away approximately 70 pounds of clothing a year! 70 POUNDS!!! Our Fast Fashion habits really do contribute to filling up those landfills for sure! I know I am guilty of this! It’s so easy to run into the nearest store and grab a shirt for a night out that I may never wear again. The United States E.P.A....

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East and Market's Mission

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My personal and social mission for East and Market is to promote talented, inspiring people and to find a ways to reduce  negative effects my company may have on the environment. I am going to strive to find ways to give back to the community. Our focus is to provide well-constructed fashionable hand crafted apparel, accessories, and home goods with a focus on sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint on the environment. In order to do this we will buy discarded fabric from large fabric mills or stores, locate discarded fabric from thrift, and to promote custom orders using recycled...

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