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Diary of a Frugalista: Stamped Denim

Diary of a Frugalista: Stamped Denim

When it is gloomy and rainy outside, it is the perfect time to stay at home and start some DIY projects! Today I will show a sequel of my  Bleached Denim post. Let’s stamp! My inspiration was these bleached-n-painted jeans shorts. I loved the idea of combining a bold black and white design with the(…)

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Behind the scenes of The SWAP Team’s Spring/Summer 2012Look Book Photoshoot

By Flora Law At The SWAP Team we have been super super busy making preparations to bring you the most fashion-tastic swap event on July 28th and 29th at the Place des Arts Montreal! We have been cooking up some pretty amazing stuff and pulled off quite a few great looks from the various swapped items from(…)

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The Sustainable Closet: 10 Reasons to be Suspicious of "Eco-Friendly" Fabrics

by Allison Gryski Part of the S.W.A.P. Team’s mission is to promote eco-friendly clothing consumption. Finding clothing produced with a lower environmental impact is not an easy task, however. Products are called “green” and “organic” and “eco-friendly” as a means of selling them, not as a means to inform the consumer. Looking to profit from(…)

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The Sustainable Closet: Accessorizing a Minimal Wardrobe

The Sustainable Closet: Accessorizing a Minimal Wardrobe

by Allison Gryski If you’re trying to keep your wardrobe small, but don’t want to feel like you’re wearing the same thing every few days, accessories are the easiest way to modify the look of an outfit.  I came to this from the perspective of a temporary maternity wardrobe, but changing your look with accessories(…)

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The Sustainable Closet:My story of decluttering

The Sustainable Closet:My story of decluttering

by Allison Gryski Last week, I wrote a guide to decluttering your wardrobe. This week I’m going to tell you some stories about my decluttering experiences and give you a few other techniques and resources for taming your wardrobe. Last Fall, I did a massive review of my wardrobe in preparation for moving from Montreal(…)

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The Sustainable Closet:A guide to decluttering your wardrobe

The Sustainable Closet:A guide to decluttering your wardrobe

by Allison Gryski Is your closet bursting at the seams? Are your dresser drawers overflowing? Do you want to attend a clothing swap, but can’t bear to part with anything? The following are some strategies to help you declutter your wardrobe. Motivation and Time Good motivation is essential to successful decluttering. Think about having more(…)

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How to find “The Good Stuff”: A guide to second-hand clothes shopping

by Allison Gryski Do you have one of those friends whose cute outfits always turn out to be some crazy bargain from a clothing swap, a Salvation Army, or Goodwill? Do you wish you were that girl (or guy)? For me, it’s my older sister: from gorgeous vintage items to Italian leather shoes, I can(…)

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