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3 Must-Have Tools to Keep Your Vintage Fashion Looking Fresh

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3 Must-Have Tools to Keep Your Vintage Fashion Looking Fresh

Vintage fashion holds up way better than fast fashion, though preserving clothing of any kind requires some maintenance. Here are my three go-to, must-have tools to keep my vintage wardrobe in excellent condition.  1. Depiller Depiller, fabric shaver, fabric defuzzer, fuzz remover, laundress comb––whatever you call it, you need one. You know how some fabrics, especially sweaters, get those little balls of fiber? They tend to pop up around areas that get more friction, like under the arms and between the thighs. A depiller is how you remove those.  I like the battery-operated depillers with small circular heads. The larger...

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5 Simple Things You Can Do to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

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5 Simple Things You Can Do to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Running a green business is good for the planet and good for your bottom line. Here are five simple things anyone with a small to medium-sized product-based business can do to run an eco-friendly business.  1. Use recycled packaging. I wrote a whole post about where to source recycled packaging materials. Even if you've got a bigger business, there are still plenty of boxes you can get from bookstores and Big Box stores in your area and redirect that packaging away from the landfill.  2. Skip the packing slip. If you need to reference a packing slip to fulfill the order,...

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What Is the Circular Economy? (And How Does Buying Vintage Fit In?)

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What Is the Circular Economy? (And How Does Buying Vintage Fit In?)

In recent years, the term "circular economy" has been gaining traction. So you might be wondering, what is the circular economy?  It's an economy that takes inspiration from nature, which is naturally cyclical and efficiently practices reuse to eliminate waste. For example, a plant grows and it's eaten by a bug. That bug is eaten by a bird. The bird dies and returns to the earth (perhaps aided by carrion-seeking critters), nourishing the soul, which then allows more plants to grow. Call it nature's waste management system.  The circular economy seeks to replicate the earth's natural cycles to keep waste...

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