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Environment, Fashion, Lifestyle

Say No to Fast Fashion: Part 2

In part 1 of Say No to Fast Fashion, we told you what fast fashion was and how we are doing our part to stop it. What is the point of shedding light on a problem without offering a solution? Now it's time to put a positive spin on this issue and show how YOU can help make a difference. Fast fashion is a cycle and we can't expect the fast fashion retailers to put a stop to it. What we can do is make the effort to be more mindful of our choices. Garment Donation Okay so we mentioned in Part 1 that only 15% of garments actually make their way to consignment stores. Those that are donated can't be resold because of the condition they are in. But sometimes it is still the best way to purge your closet of some things you do not want anymore. So before you donate, take a...

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Environment, Fashion, General, Health, Lifestyle

Say No to Fast Fashion: Part 1

If you were to start asking people on the street if they knew what fast fashion was, you would likely get a variety of different responses. Some people might know exactly what you are talking about and exactly what the ramifications of it are. Some people might have heard of the term or even might have a good guess of what it could mean. The majority of people however have probably never heard of the term fast fashion, despite the fact that nearly everyone these days contributes to its cycle. What is fast fashion? So first, let's define fast fashion. We already gave you a little hint: fast fashion is a cycle. Specifically, fast fashion refers to the sped up cycle of fashion that has been created in recent years by increasing consumer demand, and decreasing production time on clothes. To break it down even further, fashion used to only happen...

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Fashion, General

Miami Swim Week

Fall is here, as the leaves are changing color and the weather is getting colder. We're taking advantage of this less busy time to prepare for the seasons to come by working on exciting, chic new designs for next year's collection and tweaking the colors and fabrics we're going to use. We're also in the process of expanding our sales team, updating our website, and finding the most ideal boutiques and showrooms for our designs. We're making changes based on the feedback we've received from both our current vendors and customers. It's so exciting to see our pieces on display in several high end resorts, and we're doing everything possible to provide the best service and quality to our current vendors. While we're looking towards the future and deciding which direction to take our company in, I can't help but think back to everything we did this past summer....

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Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel

My journey to luminora™

With the launch of luminora™ fast approaching, I’m constantly being asked “how did you make the leap from being an attorney/wife/mother to becoming a fashion designer?” My answer: While design is an important aspect of my new business, and a great creative outlet, it is only a small piece of the puzzle I’m privileged to work on daily. My biggest challenge is finding ways to create a business that is innovative, socially responsible, and serves a greater need for women all over the world. I also don’t see myself as a fashion designer, but rather as an advocate for health conscious women who value freedom, self-expression, authenticity, and cultivation of joy through travel and new experiences. As a wife to a skin cancer surgeon,  with a passion for traveling to beautiful sunny destinations, and a love for exercise and the outdoors, I found that my lifestyle was in conflict with...

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