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The Harmful Effects of Fast Fashion | Emily Westenberger

In this blog, I will discuss the fast fashion model from an operations perspective and talk about its harmful effects on consumer perception, garment workers, and the environment, as well as what you can do to mitigate the harmful effects. 

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Upcycling in Fashion | Handmade Clothing

Hi everyone, it’s Emily! There is so much beauty in giving waste a purpose, and fashion is no exception. In this video, I discuss what upcycling is, what makes it sustainable, and how I will be using it for my brand.  So let’s get started! Sooooo...What is Upcycling? Upcycling is the epitome of one man's trash is another man’s treasure. As a designer, especially a new designer, I don’t have a ton of capital to work with, but I do know that there is a ton of waste in fashion, making upcycling a more creative and economical approach for me. Clothes are made, bought, and discarded every single day, so there’s so much material for me and other new designers...

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My Spring 2021 Collection | Inspiration, Designing, and Sustainability

In this blog, I discuss each of my Spring collection styles and talk about my inspirations, how I designed the pieces, and how I incorporated sustainable practices within the collection. 

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What is Slow Fashion? | Why I believe in the slow fashion model

Before launching my brand, I was part of the fast fashion problem. I purchased way too many clothes that I wore once and then got rid of. It took the meaning out of fashion for me. I want to share with you the concept of slow fashion and why I am a believer in the concept.

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