Upcycling Is The Coolest Part Of The Ethical Fashion Movement

Danica G. Bivens

Would you pay $1000 for a hoody? What about if it was a hoody assembled from scraps of fabric that had been left behind in the process of making another, likely cheaper piece of clothing, would you buy that? Should a hoody made in this principled way command a higher-than-average retail value, or does the fact that it was born of ‘waste’ materials mean that it should cost less? And what would buying it say about you? Are you helping to solve the problem of clothing waste by buying offcuts, or are you just buying more clothes?

A wave of ethical, ecologically empathetic design is rolling through the fashion and beauty industries – including Everlane, Pangaia, Veja, and The Ordinary – and ‘big’ brands can’t afford to ignore the tide. According to the latest report from campaign group Fashion Revolution, big brands (those with a minimum turnover of £320million)

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Is JCPenney Going Out of Business

Danica G. Bivens

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  • JCPenney filed for bankruptcy on Friday, May 15.
  • In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, JCPenney announced that it would close nearly 30% of its stores.
  • This summer, 154 stores will close.

    JCPenney recently celebrated its 118th birthday, but its latest financial news has shoppers wondering how much longer the struggling department store chain will keep its doors open. In wake of the coronavirus crisis, J.C.Penney Company, Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, joining retailers like J. Crew and Neiman Marcus.

    This doesn’t come as a surprise, though. JCPenney was struggling long before the pandemic due to a rise in online shopping and the threat of big-box retailers like Walmart and Target. They even closed six stores earlier this year and posted a 5.5% decline in sales for the first three months of 2019. Since the start of 2011, the retailer has closed

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    You can save 65% on fashion-forward frames at GlassesUSA right now

    Danica G. Bivens
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    Father’s Day is steadily creeping up on us (it’s June 21, FYI), and the race to find the perfect gift for your dad or favorite paternal figure is on. Whether his vision isn’t quite what it used to be or he’s simply due for a new pair of updated frames, GlassesUSA—a.k.a. a web-exclusive hub for discount prescription glasses—is offering up a great opportunity to snag him some fashion-forward, high-quality shades for less.

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    Basic Chino Shorts Are a Summertime Fashion Essential

    Danica G. Bivens

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    We’re all aware that shorts come in so many different styles. Of course, many of Us wear them all summer long, and we’re endlessly grateful for the wide variety available. But if we’re being honest, some are simply better than others — and classic chino shorts are always a must-have!

    Depending on the color or print that you choose, this simple style can pack a powerful punch. The good news? We found a pair of chino shorts from Amazon that have become a major hit with shoppers!

    Amazon Essentials Women's 3.5 Inseam Chino Short (Navy/White Stripe)
    Amazon Essentials Women’s 3.5″ Inseam Chino Short (Navy/White Stripe) Amazon

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    Get the Amazon Essentials Women’s 3.5″ Inseam Chino Short for prices starting at just $12, available at

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