socially responsible category
LOVE these unisex fair-trade shoes designed by Osborn Design Studio, and made in Guatemala City. I can’t believe I haven’t seen these until today. These floral booties on top are my personal faves. Check out their site for more awesome fabrics.
I think this idea is brilliant.
“Wool Filler for mending holes in textiles was born out of a need to repair a hole in a woolen cardigan. The edges of such holes are rarely clean-cut and they are often surrounded by ladders, fraying or worn patches. The differences in thickness and the openness of the structure make felt the ideal solution for mending. Felt, being non-woven, attaches easily to any open structure. Fillers made for materials like wood consist of fibres and a chemical binder. Felt is different: it attaches mechanically by means of minuscule scales. Where once there was a hole, there’s now a new piece of fabric.”
Well loved cardigan… rescued!
Ok. I know that I post a lot of stuff from Urban Outfitters right here on this very blog. But you also know that I love to hate them. Today is no exception. I am looking at their site, at the apartment section, and seeing reproductions of ceramics that my friends and I have, and thinking… you know what this is ridiculous. Some of the vintage items they knock off are infuriating because if you spent like 10 more minutes looking on Etsy or Ebay, you could find a comparable or better deal on something that is actually vintage, and therefore something that will be more likely to retain its value. As much as I am loathe to have more hipsters crowding out the thrift stores I go to, or snatching up cool vintage things on Etsy, I do want to prevent more crap from ending up in our landfills and I want to encourage people not to be so lazy. Perhaps people are under the impression that vintage is more expensive, but you will see that simply isn’t true.
I am considering making this an ongoing section where I compare a selection of things that are currently available on Etsy to things that are currently available at Urban Outfitters. In the “apartment” section in particular. Please let me know what you think!
Anyway, here are a few from today:
Urban Outfitters– $48:
Found Vintage Style– $48:
Urban Outfitters– $18:
Autumnal Always– $10:
Urban Outfitters– $16