Worn Wear Coming to UNH!

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Mark your calendars  → Worn Wear is coming to the University of New Hampshire on Tuesday, March 21st. Don’t know what Worn Wear is? Watch this video.

I’ve copied the itinerary from the Facebook event page and pasted it below. I can’t attend the events during the day but I plan to attend the panel discussion in the evening. You should come too!

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Free repairs of used gear by Patagonia’s Worn Wear Team, plus trivia and prizes from Klean Kanteen, recycled fleece demonstration by Re-Fleece, free drinks from Guayaki, upcycling workshops with student groups, bike repairs, smartphone and iPad repairs, etc.

Click here to register.
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Better than New: Patagonia’s Journey Toward Responsibility
Keynote Address by Vincent Stanley (30-45 Minutes)
Director of Philosophy, Patagonia
5pm – 6:30pm
Granite State Room, MUB

Vincent Stanley will tell the story of Patagonia’s early support for environmental activism and its journey towards progressively more responsible environmental and social practices. He’ll explore key turning points in the company’s 40-year history—and lessons learned from them. He’ll also define some of the challenges Patagonia—and all businesses—will face over the working life of the next generation.

Panel (45 minutes) – followed by a reception for students and participants to meet the speakers
A Dialogue on Business as Agents of Change

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has a vision for the apparel, footwear, and home textiles industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with its activities. Members are fueled by a shared commitment to deep transparency, deep collaboration, and improvement. Industry players of all sizes—from multi-billion-dollar apparel holding companies to niche fashion brands grow and improve by sharing best practices and pooling collective knowledge.

In this panel, New England members of the SAC will engage in a frank dialog about the opportunities – and very real challenges – of the next frontier of sustainability in the apparel and footwear industry. Learn how leading companies are already making innovative strides towards reducing their footprint on the earth, but also hear about the game-changing potential for SAC members to do much more to transform the industry from the ground up.

Moderator: Fiona Wilson, Executive Director, UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise/Clinical Associate Professor of Social Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

Panelists:
Betsy Blaisdell, VP of Product, SAC
Amy Hall, Director of Social Consciousness, EILEEN FISHER
Stewart Sheppard, Gore-tex Sustainability
Colleen Vien, Vice President, Sustainability, Timberland

 

 

Vintage Hexagon Sunglasses

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John Currin Painting of Rachel Feinstein / Screen still of HBO Girls Season 6 Episode 1

Did you see the latest episode of HBO Girls? Hannah wore a pair of hexagon sunglasses that reminded me of that cool portrait painting of Rachel Feinstein by John Currin. I’m thinking a pair of vintage hexagon sunglasses might be a fun addition fo my spring/summer wardrobe. Check out this perfect pair on Etsy.

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$105 via Loni Brands on Etsy

To view more pairs click here.

Sustainable Style Bras + Undies

It used to be that the only reason I would go to the Mall was for bras and underwear. I buy my clothes at thrift stores or consignment shops and I buy my shoes at local boutiques.

When I discovered Pansy at Folk in Kittery, Maine, I no longer had any reason to go to the Mall. Woo Hoo! Pansy products are made in California from 100% organic, USA-grown cotton. No padding, no underwire. Just cotton & elastic.

Now obvi, this kind of bra is not what you want to wear if you need serious lift but these are great if comfort is a priority for you and if you are okay with your boobs resting a little lower on your chest. Maybe we should just get over that whole push-up thing.

At some point in the last year, I started following Etain, a lingerie boutique in Portland, Maine, on Instagram. I love their body positive messaging. They recently had a fabulous looking fashion show. I missed it because of work. So bummed about that. #nextime

impersonating-a-bodyIt was through Etain that I learned about Brook There.  Brook There also offers organic cotton lingerie made in the USA. I especially love their blue marble set. You can learn more about the company through Brook’s blog.

bt-blue-marble-brabt-blue-marble-pantiesThe thing that prompted me to write this post was an email from a company out of Barcelona called Lov . On their website, Lov says they want to reshape what it means to be sexy. They want to offer products for women who define themselves through what they want and NOT how they look. They explicitly state that their images are not photoshopped.lov-three-ladies

It’s nice that there is a clear alternative message rising to the top in terms of women’s lingerie. It is brands like these that I want to support. Brands that promote body positivity, comfort, and empowerment.

xo jam