Category: Fashion & Discourse

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Stylish and Trendy Pieces that Make a Social Statement

November is always a busy month for me. It is my daughter’s birth month and is also filled with annual travel for conferences in my field (I had four presentations this month in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Minneapolis, Minnesota). My presentations, though all on different topics were connected through a common thread: uplifting participatory approaches and equity in research. “Equity” is a hot topic in my field of … Read More Stylish and Trendy Pieces that Make a Social Statement

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Indigo Blue – Dyeing Fabrics Naturally with Plant Dyes

There are a variety of plants, like avocados and even onions, that can be used to create organic dyes for clothing. The indigo plant been used for centuries to dye fabrics. Last weekend, I attended an indigo dyeing workshop during the Slow Fashion Symposium in Atlanta. During the workshop, l learned all about the process of preparing indigo leaves into a usable vat for … Read More Indigo Blue – Dyeing Fabrics Naturally with Plant Dyes

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Wear to Work OOTD: Outside the Lines

“I must be a mermaid. I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.” -Anais Nin Happy New Year! After months of working remotely, I went into an office for work last week. I am still getting use to maneuvering through Atlanta rush hour traffic again, but this transition also affords new opportunities to … Read More Wear to Work OOTD: Outside the Lines

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3D Printed: A Look into the Next Fashion Revolution with Designer, Danit Peleg

Innovations in technology are impacting every industry, including fashion. Imagine waking up in the morning and printing your outfit from a desktop printer to wear for the day. With 3D printing, the idea of creating a customizable wardrobe from home may not be as far off as you imagine. Danit Peleg was recently recognized by Forbes as one of Europe’s top 50 women in tech. Learn all about this next fashion revolution during my interview with designer, Danit Peleg.

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Conscious Parenting and Conscious Consumerism: Children’s Clothing Brands to Explore

This post features a few children’s clothing brands to add to your list for conscious consumerism. All of the brands feature clothing created with care for the earth and/or care for the children that are wearing them, while maintaining stylish and trendy fashion.

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Empowering Women Through Fashion: Shop with ABLE

If there is any Labor Day sale worth shopping, it is one that continues to support and empower the population that makes up the majority of the fashion industry workers, yet bears the burnt of economic inequality experienced worldwide and within the fashion industry, itself: Women. Read about how ABLE is changing the fashion industry and see my top picks from their Labor Day sale.

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Thrift Like a Pro!

Do you ever wonder why it seems like some people find amazing things at thrift stores? I have found some gems during my thrifting adventures. For this post, I am sharing my tips to help you get the most out of your thrifting experience, including what to buy and the best times to shop.

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Fashion and Discourse: A Fashion Revolution

The fashion revolution will be live. Hello everyone! I can not believe it has been a month since my last blog post. There are a lot of exciting things happening in my life right now, including recently graduating with my doctorate degree in Public Health (Health promotion and Behavior)! It is a surreal moment. Also, Fashion Revolution Week was from April 23rd through April … Read More Fashion and Discourse: A Fashion Revolution

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Four Ideas for Spring Cleaning your Wardrobe!

It’s spring! It is the perfect time to declutter your space, including getting rid of unwanted clothes. What do you do with your unwanted clothing? Did you know that taking clothes to donation centers is not always the best option? Check out these options that can bring new life into your unwanted (or unneeded clothes), or earn you some extra cash.

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Black Panther Fashion and Beyond: African Prints and Brands to Explore

Africa is and has always been a continent rich in natural resources, innovation, and creative potential and the fashion industry is no different. Here are a few brands to keep on your radar.

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Art Imitates Lifestyle – My Interview with Mina Rasheed on Modest Fashion

“Modesty isn’t just about the clothes you wear. It’s a conscious lifestyle choice that encompasses how you carry yourself and how you interact with others.” Read more on my interview with Mina Rasheed on modest fashion.

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Shopping with Change

What happens when public health and fashion collide? A little disruption…