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All You Need To Know About Vegan Leather

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We are slowly moving into a paradigm where ethics and conscious decisions are a vital part of fashion, food and lifestyle. The world-famous fashion house Versace publicly quitted fur. Stella McCartney introducing a brand new synthetic technology which will replace animal leather. Yes, that’s vegan leather what we are talking about. Dig in to know more what it is and why you should be using it.

What Is Vegan Leather?

Vegan leather is often made from polyurethane, a polymer that can be made to order for any designer’s whim. Innovative and sustainable materials such as pineapple leaves, cork, apple peels, other fruit waste, and recycled plastic are also used to create them. Vegan leather is versatile. From jackets in every cut and colour to the perfect little black dress is possible. Even everyday items like wallets, boots, handbags, billfolds, and seat covers for your car.-there’s a vegan leather version.

Why Choose Vegan Product?

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Not only does vegan leather make you look good, but it also makes you feel good because it’s cruelty-free. More than a billion cows, pigs, goats, sheep, alligators, ostriches, kangaroos, and even dogs and cats are cruelly slaughtered for their skins every year. The tails and horns of many of these animals are cut off without painkillers, and some are even skinned and cut apart while still conscious. On the other hand, this option offers a killer look without any killing.

Is It A Sustainable Choice? 

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Planet Earth loves sustainable vegan products, too.  For instance, turning skin into leather takes loads of energy and a toxic brew of chemicals—including mineral salts, coal-tar derivatives, formaldehyde, oils, dyes, and finishes, some of them cyanide-based. Tannery waste contains water-fouling salt, lime sludge, sulfides, acids, and other pollutants. You’ll not only be saving animals from being abused but also contribute towards a better future for the planet.

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How about some Jackets to start with. Vegan handbag also sounds great right?

 

How brilliant are these small ways to save our planet earth? Right from wallets to purses to cardholders.

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shop responsibly 👌🏻 every dollar you spend at @forever21 @hm @joefresh @sirensfashion @urbanplanet and MANY MORE is a vote. you vote that child slavery is okay. you vote life threatening work conditions is okay. you vote that mamas who work 14 hours days with their babies on the floor beside them for $3 is okay. you vote that what these companies are doing to the planet (gas emissions, trash dumping, etc) is okay. you vote that people dying over the clothes you buy and wear is okay. THIS IS NOT OKAY. I love investing money into my pieces, and therefore, into the people who make my clothes. I love working with brands who work, with sustainability and ethical practices being the first things on their minds. I love feeling good about what I wear. I love taking care of people all around the world with my shopping values. I just LOVE IT. Thank you @balzacparis for this beautiful gift, for what you do and how you are working to always do better to this world 👏🏻💚 Check them out for more info. And for more info on the fast fashion industry, watch THE TRUE COST on Netflix. Also, I know money can be tight for some families, and if that is the case, thrifting is the best option! It is ethical, sustainable and recycles too! Shopping ethical is doable for EVERYONE, it may just look different for everyone. I thrift 80% of my own wardrobe and love it! . . . . . . . . #vancouveryoutuber #vancouvermom #fraservalleymom #fraservalleyyoutuber #vancouverblogger #westcoastmom #westcoastyoutuber #westcoastblogger #ethicalclothing #ethicalfashion #ethicaljewelry #ethicalshoes #fairtrade #sustainablefashion #sustainable #sustainability #sustainableclothing #veganleather

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But Be Very Careful!

The most commonly used materials for this are polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU), which are plastic-based materials. Another term for fake leather is -pleather which comes from the term plastic leather. These two commonly used synthetic materials have raised questions about the safety and dangers of vegan products to the environment. Very few vegan leathers are made from natural materials although it is possible to find more eco-friendly products made from materials like cork, kelp and even pineapple leaves.

 

In conclusion, we hope you’ll make the right choice about the leather you buy next time. Related article- Sustainable Fashion: What Does It Encompass? 

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Office Wardrobe Essentials That You Must Have!

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For all the working women out there, don’t you ladies end up spending most of your time in office? With a 7-8 hour shift, the entire day practically is spent there. Hence, it is a no brainer that each one of us working women must own a great office wardrobe. There are some essential items that can be worn repeatedly on a daily basis. And we have made a list! So see which items out of these you do not own and buy them right away.

1. Classic Comfy Heels

A comfortable heel is a great way to get a sleek, professional look with a lot of different outfits. Color wise, you can do a lot with black and gray — but we’ve always loved a purple pump for versatility, or a nude pair is also a great option!

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2. Comfortable Ballet Flats

Comfortable ballet flats are a must if you’re on your feet a lot, but pointy toed flats are sleeker and easier to pair with skirts. Meanwhile, loafers and oxfords have come a long way, as well.

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3. Stylish Sheath Dress

A sheath dress is a must for the conservative office. It’s a great structured, tailored piece that you can dress up or down with a blazer. There are literally so many ways to style this piece. Classic colors like blacks, greys, pastels always work while at office.

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4. Pencil Skirts

Pencil skirts are a GREAT wardrobe basic — they make a great structured base for pairing with everything from button-front blouses to elevated tees to blazer/cardigan/jardigan looks.

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5. Sleek & Stylish Pants

There are a TON of great options for pants for work. There are stretchy options to keep you comfortable all day long  and more substantial, stiffer options that will look crisp all day and hold you in a bit more.

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6. Printed Wrap Dresses

Wrap dresses are a great option to wear to office while losing weight, because they always fit — some new moms also think wrap dresses make the best option. Otherwise also, they are super comfortable to wear.

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7. Button Front Blouses

A crisp women’s dress shirt is a great layering piece for beneath a blazer, a sweater, or more. If you find that button downs don’t work with your bust, but still want to wear them, do check out shops specializing in busty blouses. This is also an office must have!

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Now Fashion Is On Wheels Literally In Delhi

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In the last few years, food trucks have blown up across the world as a fresh and innovative way to serve food. Mobile food business owners came up with diverse business concepts, from sushi bar trucks to mobile wood fired pizza. It is a fact that starting a food business is much more inexpensive in a mobile concession truck than starting a restaurant. Now the question we are asking today, is Are fashion trucks on that same path? We think the answer is, Yes!

Fashion trucks are mobile boutiques that have the option to travel from one location to another, opening their business on wheels and selling to customers just like that! Most fashion trucks have a fitting room and some are even equipped with air conditioning.

Reasons Why Fashion Trucks Are Amazing 

1. Cost of the business -The initial investment for a boutique on wheels is about $30,000 to $60,000 versus at least a $100,000 investment in a traditional retail shop.

2. Freedom of choice– Potentially, in these types of trucks, you will be able to sell a variety of clothing, from representing the local designers’ fashions to your organic line of apparel. You can also participate in pop up shops and have other artists and businesses join you.

3. Flexible hours– You can choose your shop hours and maximize your working time during the busiest hours. In a traditional brick-and-mortar location, you must be in the store whether customers are coming in or not.

4. Reaching customers where they are– Participating in special events, you can find and connect with the right crowd of people who are interested in what you are selling. For example, if you sell upcycled clothing, it makes sense to be at an art show, or if you sell trendy clothing, a music festival might be a great spot for you.

 

Stage 3 Is Changing The Norms Of Fashion

New Delhi-based Stage3 is one of the startups trying to get a bite of the sharing economy pie. Launched in October 2016, Stage3 calls itself a “next-generation fashion technology rental and styling platform”. It operates on a rental model and offers designer clothes and accessories for men and women. Going beyond a normal rental model, Stage3 offers free home trials service and personalised styling assistance.

Stage 3 Brings Fashion On Wheels In Delhi

Stage 3, one of India’s fashion-tech platforms is transforming millennial India’s closets by providing affordable access to on-trend, glamorous fashion. Leveraging designers, celebrity stylists and data insights, it has launched ‘Stage3 on Wheels’, a Fashion Mobile.

The vehicle will operate across popular spots in Delhi-NCR to provide an experience that sets the tone for the future of fashion – a dream walk-in closet that allows customers to Touch, See, and Rent their preferred outfits! It’s ‘Fashion on the Go’, as the hop-on-hop-off bus is a one-stop solution to fashion requirements for all occasions, be it a party, wedding or any other social event.

 

In addition to its striking interiors, the bus includes a trial room where customers can preview their look. There could also be a one-on-one styling sessions with Stage3’s expert in-house stylists. The bus can also be booked for private events – taking any bridesmaid’s/groomsmen party, dress-up party or farewell to the next level. Underlining Stage3’s mission to bridge the gap between aspiration and access by promoting the concept of a Conscious Closet, and features collections from both Stage3 and Alaya by Stage 3.

Some Cool Looks You Can Expect From Them

Be it a wedding, party or even a office outing. Stage 3 has all the looks covered. If you are looking what kind of outfits you could hire, Here are some ides.

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Masaba Gupta Launches Anti-Plastic Clothing Line

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The clothing line introduced by Masaba Gupta with detachable bags sends out a strong message on #BeatPlasticPollution

Known for her perfect blend of contemporary and novelty work with the traditional design. The very known Masaba Gupta is out here with a unique collection of designs. Under the clothing line of ‘I WILL CLEAR OUT PLASTIC’, she’s clearly providing a social statement through fashion. The collection is aimed to curtail single-use plastic, in collaboration with UNEP India and Ogilvy India.

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In her interview with IANS, she mentions how easily one can communicate through fashion. It is followed and understood by such large groups of people and how easy it is to incorporate it into the daily lives. It is not only a sustainable method, but also a fun concept, and engaging at the same time. She also shares her experience of working for this idea.

UNEP India has been a major catalyst in India’s campaign against single-use plastic. Mostly, ever since #BeatPlasticPollution was launched on World Environment Day 2018 in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

This creative work of Masaba Gupta is aspired to decrease the use of plastic bags in an eccentric way!  As every garment is accompanied by an exclusive set of accessories. Here, each garment has, as an exclusive accessory, a detachable reusable bag that is a fashion statement by itself. It also acts as one of the fashion statements. She also mentions how the fashion industry is always linked to produce global wastage. Also, how it is time to change this by using fashion, as a tool for empowerment.

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However, the collection will be available in all The House of Masaba stores and will start from Rs 6000. This initiative is clearly targeting the metros, who can afford this price range. But Gupta seems pretty confident that this initiative will pick up to become a trend very soon!

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