Refreshing

We all like clean clothes, but tossing your togs into the washing machine isn’t always necessary. To combat that “not so fresh” feeling sans water, the United Kingdom’s Love Your Clothes campaign has a few suggestions – or “hacks,” if you will.  Watch the video above to learn how you can rejuvenate your garments without sending them to the harsh washing machine.

Source: Ecouterre

Upcycled Rebel

Get your Rebel Rebel on with Daniel Silverstein’s “zero waste” David Bowie sweatshirt—a tribute to our favorite Space Oddity. Part of Silverstein’s “ZWD” line of 100 percent upcycled staples, each topper comprises high-quality cutting-room fabric scraps, pieced together by hand in Brooklyn.
david-bowie-daneil-silverstein-zwd-1-537x403Fun fact: The sweatshirt ships in mason jars to “complete the zero-waste experience,” according to Silverstein. Another plus? No two garments are alike, which means your sweatshirt will be as unique as the Thin White Duke himself.

5 Trends From Dad

Your dad inspired the store that millions of you find your basics at.

American Apparel – Your dad inspired the store that millions of you find your basics at.

Your dad was into American Apparel before you and he’s got the plain shirts to prove it. He was a monochromatic madman who didn’t rep any brand other than his own. He knew all the Pantone numbers and looking into his dresser drawers was like looking into a kaleidoscope of fashion sense.

Hair

Unkempt Hair – Dad’s hair was so gnar that people assumed he’d killed a man and gotten away with it.

Your dad had unkempt hair before you did and he has the snarled strands to prove it. Long before looking like you just rolled out of bed became fashion-able, your dad’s locks were just as out of control as he was. He didn’t spend hours meticulously disheveling his hair with $40 product, he earned his look. His lengths were styled with motorcycle joyrides, fistfights and a touch of “I don’t give a fuck.”

Sweater

Art Attack Sweaters – Dad’s coolness poured into that sweater first.  Those fibers once touched greatness.

Your dad wore Art Attack sweaters before you did and he’s got the weavings to prove it. Since before Cosby was a prefix for it and parties were themed around it, your dad was rocking these glorious machine-knit pieces. His collection of knit Pollocks and wearable Warhols were the mullets of clothing, formal enough for work, yet wild enough to party in.

Jorts - Your dad wore them because he was helping to save the environment before saving the environment was cool.

Jorts – Your dad probably wore them because he was helping to save the environment.

You dad wore jorts before you did and he’s got the short frayed denim to prove it. Living the three Rs, he Reused his life-wrecked jeans by Reducing their leg length and Recycling them back into his wardrobe as stylish Danny Dukes. Now every pair of faded favorites could have a second life as his favorite pair of shorts.

Raybans

Colored Knockoff Ray-Bans – Dad once hated on the sun with lime green ray blockers.

Your dad wore neon sunglasses before you did and he’s got the $10 knockoff Ray-Bans to prove it. Like a highlighter hugging his eye sockets, his shades were the awesome accent that made him stick out in a crowd. He was a life salmon that swam downstream when everyone else was trying to go up.

For more great trends from Dad, check out the source we used: Huffington Post.  You can find the article here: Hipster Trends Your Dad Started.

Cheap Clothes – High Cost


Cambodia’s aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities there are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western brands.  VICE News traveled to Phnom Penh to speak with former and current sex workers, officials and labor organizers to investigate what is happening to those swept up in the country’s trafficking crackdown.

Source: VICE News