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Alyssa visiting enbaixada and secondhand shopping as a local in Lisbon

9 mind-blowing places to do secondhand shopping as a local resident of Lisbon and the Algarve

It’s no secret that I love secondhand shopping in all its forms, but I love secondhand shopping even more when i’m in another country. Whether it’s thrift shopping, consignment shopping or vintage shopping, I love to do secondhand shopping as a local resident of Canada and as a global traveler. I believe secondhand clothes – every item has a story, the quality of older clothing is often higher, and the price of secondhand clothes is

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Alyssa's styling hacks in her slow fashion wear

This slow fashion Mindset Shift Will Change the Way You Shop – For GOOD

The slow fashion and sustainable fashion conversation is finally turning in the right direction: addressing fashion’s overproduction problem, and subsequently, our overconsumption problem. An estimated 92 billion tons of textile waste is generated every year – and yet fashion brands continue to build overproduction and obsolescence into their supply chain. We know all this, and yet it’s *really* hard to slow down our consumption and fully embrace slow fashion. Not only are our brains programmed

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Made in Africa Sneakers for the Light at Heart

SHOES. I LOVE SHOES. This is not an understatement. The women on both sides of my family LOVE shoes and footwear of all kinds. I recently inherited a pair of vintage Stuart Weitzman pumps from my late aunt, and it is such a fitting memento and reminder of her. But today I’d like to focus on a BIPOC-owned shoe brand which is doing amazing things in design and sustainability. Meet Panafrica – a casual sneaker

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What Does Creativity Have to Do With Slow Fashion?

I wasn’t always so good at shopping my closet. Before I started my slow fashion journey towards building a conscious closet, I had no style direction and lots of disposable income. This is a disastrous combination if you want to adopt slow fashion and/or have a conscious closet. It was only when I quit my lucrative finance job and moved into a 700 square foot condo with my husband that I became uber intentional and

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9 Characteristics of a Slow Fashion Company

The other day I read an article that said ‘sustainability was having a moment’ thus cementing the era of brands using sustainability as a marketing tool. This can confuse consumers into thinking that “sustainability” is something you can slap on a product, or something you can check off a list and buy. Slow fashion is a piece of the sustainability puzzle, and one that I feel is often overlooked when it comes to figuring out

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Ethical fashion, slow fashion, ethical fashion blogger, ethical fashion youtuber, slow fashion blogger, slow fashion youtuber, canadian slow fashion blog, canadian slow fashion youtube, how to shop your closet, shop your closet, shop your wardrobe, conscious consumption, conscious consumerism, sustainable fashion, sustainable fashion blogger, canadian sustainable fashion, canadian sustainable fashion youtube, use less, how to use less, use what you have, how to use what you have, sustainable style, buy less choose well, capsule closet,

Easy Habits That Will Make You Fall Back In Love With Your Closet

The other day on my IG account, someone kindly pointed out that the sweater I was wearing in my photo needed de-pilling. She was absolutely right, and I knew I should have de-pilled it before taking the photo, but I was tight on time and hoped that nobody would notice knowing full-well (of course!) that someone would. I actually love taking the time to de-pill my sweaters and steam my clothes. I find it to

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Alyssa visiting enbaixada and secondhand shopping as a local in Lisbon

9 mind-blowing places to do secondhand shopping as a local resident of Lisbon and the Algarve

It’s no secret that I love secondhand shopping in all its forms, but I love secondhand shopping even more when i’m in another country. Whether it’s thrift shopping, consignment shopping or vintage shopping, I love to do secondhand shopping as a local resident of Canada and as a global traveler. I believe secondhand clothes – every item has a story, the quality of older clothing is often higher, and the price of secondhand clothes is

Keep Reading
Alyssa's styling hacks in her slow fashion wear

This slow fashion Mindset Shift Will Change the Way You Shop – For GOOD

The slow fashion and sustainable fashion conversation is finally turning in the right direction: addressing fashion’s overproduction problem, and subsequently, our overconsumption problem. An estimated 92 billion tons of textile waste is generated every year – and yet fashion brands continue to build overproduction and obsolescence into their supply chain. We know all this, and yet it’s *really* hard to slow down our consumption and fully embrace slow fashion. Not only are our brains programmed

Keep Reading
Ethical fashion, slow fashion, ethical fashion blogger, ethical fashion youtuber, slow fashion blogger, slow fashion youtuber, canadian slow fashion blog, canadian slow fashion youtube, how to shop your closet, shop your closet, shop your wardrobe, conscious consumption, conscious consumerism, sustainable fashion, sustainable fashion blogger, canadian sustainable fashion, canadian sustainable fashion youtube, use less, how to use less, use what you have, how to use what you have, sustainable style, buy less choose well, capsule closet, made in Africa,BIPOC owned footwear brand

Made in Africa Sneakers for the Light at Heart

SHOES. I LOVE SHOES. This is not an understatement. The women on both sides of my family LOVE shoes and footwear of all kinds. I recently inherited a pair of vintage Stuart Weitzman pumps from my late aunt, and it is such a fitting memento and reminder of her. But today I’d like to focus on a BIPOC-owned shoe brand which is doing amazing things in design and sustainability. Meet Panafrica – a casual sneaker

Keep Reading
Ethical fashion, slow fashion, ethical fashion blogger, ethical fashion youtuber, slow fashion blogger, slow fashion youtuber, canadian slow fashion blog, canadian slow fashion youtube, how to shop your closet, shop your closet, shop your wardrobe, conscious consumption, conscious consumerism, sustainable fashion, sustainable fashion blogger, canadian sustainable fashion, canadian sustainable fashion youtube, use less, how to use less, use what you have, how to use what you have, sustainable style, buy less choose well, capsule closet,

What Does Creativity Have to Do With Slow Fashion?

I wasn’t always so good at shopping my closet. Before I started my slow fashion journey towards building a conscious closet, I had no style direction and lots of disposable income. This is a disastrous combination if you want to adopt slow fashion and/or have a conscious closet. It was only when I quit my lucrative finance job and moved into a 700 square foot condo with my husband that I became uber intentional and

Keep Reading
Ethical fashion, slow fashion, ethical fashion blogger, ethical fashion youtuber, slow fashion blogger, slow fashion youtuber, canadian slow fashion blog, canadian slow fashion youtube, how to shop your closet, shop your closet, shop your wardrobe, conscious consumption, conscious consumerism, sustainable fashion, sustainable fashion blogger, canadian sustainable fashion, canadian sustainable fashion youtube, use less, how to use less, use what you have, how to use what you have, sustainable style, buy less choose well, capsule closet,

9 Characteristics of a Slow Fashion Company

The other day I read an article that said ‘sustainability was having a moment’ thus cementing the era of brands using sustainability as a marketing tool. This can confuse consumers into thinking that “sustainability” is something you can slap on a product, or something you can check off a list and buy. Slow fashion is a piece of the sustainability puzzle, and one that I feel is often overlooked when it comes to figuring out

Keep Reading
Ethical fashion, slow fashion, ethical fashion blogger, ethical fashion youtuber, slow fashion blogger, slow fashion youtuber, canadian slow fashion blog, canadian slow fashion youtube, how to shop your closet, shop your closet, shop your wardrobe, conscious consumption, conscious consumerism, sustainable fashion, sustainable fashion blogger, canadian sustainable fashion, canadian sustainable fashion youtube, use less, how to use less, use what you have, how to use what you have, sustainable style, buy less choose well, capsule closet,

Easy Habits That Will Make You Fall Back In Love With Your Closet

The other day on my IG account, someone kindly pointed out that the sweater I was wearing in my photo needed de-pilling. She was absolutely right, and I knew I should have de-pilled it before taking the photo, but I was tight on time and hoped that nobody would notice knowing full-well (of course!) that someone would. I actually love taking the time to de-pill my sweaters and steam my clothes. I find it to

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