It’s Monday, which means it’s the weekend for us Filthy gals. Hooray!! What are we up to on our night off? Surfing our favorite fashion and sustainability blogs for loads of inspiration of course. We came across an intriguing article from one of our favorite 90’s fashion icons and environmental activist, Alicia Silverstone. She posted some interesting information on the topic of synthetic clothing and something that has never crossed our minds, microfiber pollution. Huh! Below is the fascinating article from Alicia’s amazing blog, thekindlife.com – hope it inspires you to wear good quality clothes for a healthier for you and a hardy planet.
Ah the days of memorizing locker combinations, dodging hall monitors and the smell of freshly sharpened pencils morning. Our filthy customers are in the back-to-school spirit and we are here to help them rise to the head of the class with some of the greenest backpacks currently available on the market.
You don’t need to major in geography to peg the Archival rucksack’s origins. Modeled after the traditional canoe pack, the American-made carryall comprises mostly U.S.-sourced materials, including heavyweight waxed-cotton twill and domestically tanned leather.
Bells and whistles aren’t always a good thing. Utility Canvas’s American-made backpack puts the “fun” in “fundamental”—no fuss, no muss.
We’ll admit. Fleabag’s “Alice Seafarer” qualifies as a splurge, but if we were to put all our eggs in one basket, this would be it. Made in the United States from organic hemp canvas, repurposed fishermen’s net, and water-based inks, the military-inspired knapsack supports net-makers in Louisiana, where business has nosedived since the Gulf oil spill.
Matt & Nat’s “Dean” backpack only looks like it’s made of leather. Derived from 100 percent recycled nylon, the cruelty-free holdall has room aplenty for a laptop, books, and a brown-bagged lunch—a vegan one, of course.
Do you carry a backpack, knapsack or handbag that is committed to reducing the use of resources? Is your bag made of recycled materials? Please let us know all about your green bag in the comments below! We love learning about what you’re carrying and what brands are your favorite!
Our shop is bursting at the seams with wooly winter skirts. Wearing the wrong type of skirt during the cold winter months can leave you feeling more cold than chic. Choosing the right skirt and accompanying accessories will leave you feeling both warm and fashion forward. Below are three great choices for the winter.
Pick a skirt made of a heavier material. Sheer, lightweight fabrics look out of place and will only make you colder. Opt for heavier materials like wool, velvet and leather. A maxi-skirt in Winter will give you the least amount of hassle. Many maxi-skirts can even be worn with minimal to no leg protection. Pick out a skirt that extends somewhere between your mid-calf and the top of your foot, a few inches above your ankle. The longer the skirt, the warmer you’ll be.
A midi-length (knee-length) skirt will give you the greatest amount of flexibility. Midi skirts can be made to look professional, trendy, or flirty, depending on how you accessorize them. You will need additional leg protection to keep your calves warm, however. Knee-high socks, legging and tall boots are cozy choices for a midi-skirt. You can really be playful with your leg-wear while wearing a midi-skirt.
Although the narrow shape of a pencil skirt can restrict the movement of the wearer, the pencil skirt will give you the greatest amount warmth due to reduced ventilation. Pencil skirts are made to look professional as they fall to the knee and are super tailored for a close fit. Pencil skirts in the winter look cute and will keep you warm with tucked in long-sleeve tops, textured scarves and nylons. Don’t forget a long winter coat for extra warmth.
How will your wardrobe be keeping warm this winter? Let us know in the comments below!