Lavender Sofi Doll

I ended up taking this one off my instagram as it didn’t match so much what I had going there. I still think it’s cute enough to share though.

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Clothing Haul!!!

Adam Ruins Everything Episode 22: Why Fast Fashion Fails Us

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I got a lot out of this interview with Laura E McAndrews on the Adam Ruins Everything podcast episode about fast fashion. From the high turnover rate of disposable-by-design clothes to what happens to our clothing once donated, industry practices are as reprehensible as you ought to have imagined.

A big takeaway for me was regarding clothing donations:

We flood markets primarily in African nations with second-hand clothing which undermines their economies and the livelihood of local clothing producers. This impact was also brought up regarding TOM’s shoes “1 for 1” program and is characteristic of much of our foreign assistance in other sectors like food supply.

More typically though, our thrifted clothing goes to landfill.

Anyhow, the podcast was a good overview of the pitfalls of fast fashion. More on this later.

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Richman Brothers Jacket

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I’ve begun an exercize of tracing and measuring my clothes to dissect their construction without actually taking a knife to them. Below is a vintage coat by the long defunct Richman Brothers. I like the modest fake fur collar and the rectangular double pockets. I am guessing from the label that it was made after 1980, but could very well be earlier.

via Vintage Fashion Guild:

Richman Brothers was established in 1877 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Self-described as “The World’s Greatest Clothing Factory,” by 1928 the company had 31 menswear stores in 30 cities. They also sold their suits and tuxedos by mail. Woolworth’s bought the Richman Brothers company in 1969 and closed its 260 stores in 1992 after an unsuccessful attempt to sell the subsidiary.

 

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Fashion Portfolio [Mock Up 1]

Hola, I’ve started to compile my sketches into something alluding to a portfolio. It’ll be good to help set clear goals with each project, and keep them distinct from one another. It also gives me grounds to edit.

This was more time consuming than I thought, which I must’ve known intrinsically given all my procrastination to do it. Anyhow, something is starting to start to exist.

Comp Fashion Portfolio For Blog 2017-05-03

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