Crisp Fall Ride

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Love this Etsy Treasury that our Rodeo Skirt was included in.  The beautiful treasury is called “Crisp Fall Ride“.  It was curated by fellow merchant and whimsical fabric lover, “Fabric And Treasures“.  Thanks girl.  🙂

Pretty Clothes, Ugly Reality

Following January’s violent crackdown on Cambodian garment workers, a group of women decided they wanted a new way to draw attention to the workers’ struggle; something different where workers could express for themselves what was really going on.

They decided on a fashion show where workers would model the brand-name clothes they make everyday in the factories, but they’d do it with a very clear message to the brands – stop the violence, stop the exploitation and pay a decent wage. The show weaved together fashion, dance, music, and performance art; at one point men dressed in makeshift ‘Joe Fresh’ riot gear took to the catwalk before reenacting January’s violent crackdown and the death of a worker on stage. For more information on how Cambodian garment workers are draw attention to their rights, click here.
Garment workers recover after 100 women fainted at Sabrina Garment factory - a supplier of Nike and Lululemon.
Photograph: Garment workers recover after 100 women fainted at Sabrina Garment factory – a supplier of Nike and Lululemon.  Filthy Rebena is committed to fighting for a living wage for Cambodian garment workers.  We are lucky enough to have sexy and savvy customers that make the conscious choice to purchase garments from Filthy Rebena as 5% of their purchase goes to “Labour Behind The Label”.   Labour Behind The Label is an organization that supports the principle of a living wage for garment workers world wide.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of Cambodian workers.

Source: Heather Stilwell

Spring Trends 2014

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Spring is right around the corner Kittens!  Rebena is looking forward to the all mighty Spring equinox.  Aahh, a temperate season.  Trends of rebirth, renewal and regrowth.  The beginning of Spring (in the Toronto fashion world) marks the kick off of Toronto Fashion week and the Vintage Clothing show.  Will Rebena see you there wearing icy pastels?  All of those pretty muted blushes, mints, violets and blues.  Shiny satin and shimmery iterations give Spring pastels a fresh feel.  Perhaps we will find you playing up the other side of the ’90s coin, with luxurious minimalism.  If you hop on that “J Crew” minimalist trend, why not add some tame tribal touches to those sophisticated silhouettes for a lil’ sass-a-frass.  Be sure to give your bestie, Molly Ringwald, a call and hit the salon together in your Moms 1980’s low-heeled pumps.  Warm up your hair by popping in this seasons rose-gold colored highlights.  After all, rose gold will flatter every complexion.  In the accessory world, take off those arm stacks and now make your ears the party.  Rebena will be pointing at your ear cuffs, unique earrings and funky piercings.  Of course, when we point out your ear candy, our pretty paws will be adorned with high-shine metallic finishes.  Finally, in a short four days, we’ll be winking off our frosty affair with Father Winter with our radiant bronze lashes.  Think Spring!  If you’re looking for good Spring trends that will last you a lifetime – Filthy Rebena has gotcha covered with our good, quality thrift.  It’s kind to your wallet and kind to the planet.  Mee-yooww!
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Femen Activists

The biggest shock of Paris’s spring-summer 2014 fashion shows came on the otherwise calm and gentle Nina Ricci catwalk, when two topless activists from protest group Femen crashed the podium.  Grabbing a startled model making her way down the catwalk, they screamed “fashion fascism,” with words decrying the sexualization of the modeling industry written in make-up. One had “Fashion dictaterror” scrawled on her naked torso, the other “Model don’t go to brothel.”

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British model, Liverpool-born Hollie-May Saker, was caught in the middle, with the protesters brushing against her lamé-and-lace skirt.

“The next thing I just see half-naked women with black marker pen scrawled across their bare chests and that’s when she came at me….As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me – I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose,” Saker told the Echo.

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Rebena is not quite sure what to think about this – because nothing says “take me seriously” like stripping down to denounce the over sexualization of women.  International attention? Certainly.  International contempt?  Yep, got that too.  International support…  ?????.