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An ode to the sustainable movement

pamela lashall
An ode to the sustainable movement

A VINTAGE LEVIS PANT AND A SHAMELESS BEBE TOP

Cheers to sustainable clothing!

So in the past couple of months, I've been working more closely with sustainable clothing brands.  I love the fact that I never threw away this Bebe deep v-neck bodysuit. I haven't worn it in a couple of years, but it looked perfect with these vintage Levis that I found at The Rose Bowl Flea Market.  

This past week was amazing. I was on set all week, creating content for my blog.  I ended the week at YSTR, a new LA-based cut-and-sew sustainable women's clothing brand. They are direct-to-consumer, so you can shop the brand here. Their whole concept is about creating only the clothes needed for order fulfillment. I LOVE that!

In downtown Los Angeles, I see clothes (clothes!) on the street all the time. And in over-flowing trash bins. When I first learned about YSTR, I loved that they decided to take a stand to that end. However, on a personal note, thinking about YSTR's business model did make me think about this issue at-large: is producing enough clothing to only fulfil orders just part or the whole of a solution to global waste issues from a clothing brand perspective?

And, what can I be doing as a consumer to mitigate landfill accumulation?

I started a couple of years ago donating 1-2 items of clothing to the Good Will and Salvation Army (rather than throwing them in the trash) before allowing myself to buy a new item of clothing. I would love to hear what you're doing to live more sustainable?

Check out this 70s look that I put together from last week using previously-worn clothing and a re-imagined Bebe top, circa 2008.