Hey friends! It’s been a while! I hope your 2022 has NOT been the terrible whirlwind it has been for a lot of people (myself included), and sending you virtual hugs if it has (because if it hasn’t, you my friend are a rare breed). I was inspired to write this blog post when it...Read More
Hey friends! It’s been a while! The pandemic had me take a step back and slow down to reflect, something that many of you can probably relate to. BUT I’m back and better than ever! And my recent thifting experiences inspired me to document my tips for a productive, happy thrifting adventure: 1. Pick a...Read More
Wow! Exactly one year ago TheStoryofClothes.com officially launched – right as the first social distancing measures arrived in Canada. Somehow, even with the countless hours of work that it took, I never thought I would be here. I have a logo?? A business plan?? Brands who pay me to work with them?? What?? Here are...Read More
Update Novembre 2022: After three years, Andrea decided to step back from running Basic Revolution and take some time to regroup. I’m leaving the post up in case it inspires someone to start their sustainable business journey. Happy reading! -Kristina We all have those socks or that pair of underwear that’s just past its expiry...Read More
Post inspired by @notthetypicalnerd and @bloomersandfrocks With the pandemic, a lot of people’s attention has been brought to the fact that small businesses really need our help. They’re the heartbeat of our communities and will contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our neighbourhoods much more than giants like Amazon ever will. But did you know...Read More
Well, it’s November, and in that means seeing Christmas decorations immediately after Halloween and planning your Christmas shopping, hopefully in a way that uplifts the local economy and doesn’t harm the environment. SO I thought I’d put together an eco-friendly holiday guide to give you some inspiration. Below are 11 eco-friendly ideas for you to...Read More
With every crisis comes opportunity, and the climate crisis is no exception. I love coming across fun ways that companies have come up with to tackle the environmental issue in the fashion industry. Here are my top five so far, in no particular order: 1. Business cards made out of T-shirt offcuts (Moo) Moo.com is...Read More
For my latest interview I connected with Kelly Coe, a blogger from Atlanta who founded Living Consciously with Kelly, a sustainable fashion & lifestyle Youtube channel. A former fashion designer, Kelly started her channel to help inspire people to be more thoughtful with their clothing & lifestyle choices. I virtually connected with Kelly to chat...Read More
The pandemic has made many people slow down & ask themselves some tough questions. Many are taking the time to reevaluate their shopping habits and vowing to do better to uplift the local economy and protect the environment. But when it comes to clothes, many are skeptical at sustainability claims put forward by companies –...Read More
Summer’s upon us! And that means getting your summer dresses and shorts and bikinis out of storage and in reachable view in your closet. If you’re looking to refresh your summer rotation but would like to do it sustainably, here’s a list of places to look: 1. Your closet. Yes, really. Most of us have...Read More
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