• Fashion & Shopping

    4 simple ways to curb our disastrous addiction to fast fashion

    By elaine L. ritch 4 minute Read It makes no sense to keep exploiting natural resources to feed an ever-consuming market, but this remains the nature of high-street fashion. Resources are finite—as is the space for landfill—but too often clothes shopping is about buying cheap soulless garments that end up being thrown away and not recycled. The modern fashion business is too often about forgettable commodities that exist solely for the sake of consumption. And in 2020, online sales grew at their fastest rate since 2007. Given that online shopping returns often end up in landfill without even making it  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    ‘How to Break Up with Fast Fashion’ Calls for a Better Approach to Shopping

    Have you ever found yourself in a clothing store and wondered why you’re there? Perhaps you’re a hot sweaty mess, in an awful lineup, late for an appointment, tired or hungry, and suddenly the whole situation feels absurd. You know deep down you shouldn’t be spending money on clothes, but you want to because you’re more bored than anything, and buying pretty new clothes just feels so good! It might be time for a ban on fast fashion—or at the very least, a new approach to buying clothes. That is where Lauren Bravo‘s new book comes in handy.  

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    Shein surpasses H&M, Zara in US fast fashion sales

    Dive Brief: Amid the pandemic-induced surge in e-commerce spending, Shein has become the largest fast-fashion retailer in the U.S., according to a June report from Earnest Research. The company now has more app downloads in the U.S. than Amazon.  As of June 16, Shein comprised 28% of U.S. fast fashion sales, surpassing H&M (20%), Zara (11%), Forever 21 (10%) and Fashion Nova (8%), the report indicated. The company made up 13% of the total fast fashion industry sales at the beginning of 2021.  Overall, the U.S. fast fashion market grew 15% between January 2021 and mid-June. Within that same  

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  • Home Improvement

    West Shore Home Marks 15 Years of Providing Fast, Convenient Home Improvement Services | State

    MECHANICSBURG, Pa., July 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — West Shore Home, a leading technology-enabled home improvement company, is celebrating 15 years of providing the fastest, most convenient home improvement services in the market. Specializing in window, door, and bath remodeling and replacement, the company completes most projects in just one day. Founded in 2006 as a locally based home improvement company, West Shore Home now operates in 12 states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. It has 25  

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