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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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Fashion Design in a Circular Economy | Designing Clothes that are Made to be Remade!

I love that waste is unpredictable, and if we design from waste, the creativity and beauty that becomes exposed from that waste is so unique and imaginative. We can add cultural value by telling a story from upcycled materials and vintage and antique pieces. In this video, I will discuss what a circular fashion economy is and how it can decrease waste in the fashion industry, specifically from a fashion design perspective.

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10 Easy Tips to Make your Outfit Look Expensive Without Shopping

You don't have to have a Kardashian sized closet to look expensive! This blog explains 10 easy tips on how to style outfits to look expensive and chic without necessarily shopping. These cheap ways to look expensive can be used for all styles and budgets.

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How to Recognize Poor vs Good Quality Clothes with a Trip to Rodeo Drive! | 3 Tips | Emily Westenberger

In this blog, I explain how to spot cheap, bad quality clothing, and I explain what high quality clothing looks like with examples from a little trip to the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, from my own wardrobe, and from my own Fall/Winter 2020 Collection. You don’t need to be an expert to recognize poor quality!

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