What Is “Slow Fashion”?

In yesterday’s post about Eco-Fashion Week in Vancouver, I came across a term I hadn’t heard before: slow fashion.
The idea, once I learned what it is, was marvelous. And it struck me as funny; here at Earth Divas, slow fashion is what we do. I just didn’t know it was called that!
So, what is slow [...]

Eco Fashion Week: Vancouver 2010

If you’re lucky enough to live in or around Vancouver, then you’ll want to make sure you head into the city September 28-30. Why? Because the city is hosting Eco Fashion Week. And it looks like it’s going to be amazing.
Eco Fashion Week Vancouver is just like Fashion Weeks that take place all over the [...]

Fair Trade Certification Finally Available for Clothing

So, for the past 11 years we’ve been able to get certified fair trade coffee, chocolate, and other goods. But never clothing.
Until now.
TransFair USA has recently launched the world’s first apparel program that certifies clothing and other fabrics as fair trade. From now on, brands that attain certification will be able to put TransFair’s logo on [...]

4 Lovely Eco-Friendly Dresses that Beat the Heat

In most places around the country, August is the hottest month of the year. Even where I’m at they’re calling for a Heat Index of 100 degrees tomorrow.
What’s this mean for us?
I wanted to highlight some beautiful, eco-friendly sundresses that we could all be wearing to beat the summer heat.
1. Burning Torch Boutique’s “Acapulco” Dress

The Benefits of Hemp Beauty Products

Did you know that hemp seed oil is one of the best things you can put on your skin?
Since hemp isn’t widely talked about here in the States, many people are unaware just how beneficial this plant is. Especially when it comes to skincare.
Over the past few years, however, more hemp products are popping up on our [...]

Some of My Favorite Hemp Belts

I know many people think that hemp is a rough fiber that is scratchy and a bit “hippy” looking. And although you can certainly make hemp products and clothing this way, it certainly doesn’t have to be this way all the time.
Case in point?
Check out the model at the top of this post. This image [...]

Blog Profile: Eco Fashion World

I’m always amazed at the wonderful eco fashion blogs that are out there. These writers are so inspirational, and the designers and eco fabrics they highlight are a continual source of ideas for us here at Earth Divas.
I wanted to highlight one of my favorite eco fashion blogs: Eco Fashion World.
Why is this blog so [...]

Our Love Affair With Hemp

If you’ve browsed through any of our bags, you’ve probably noticed that the large majority of them are made with hemp.
What’s our obsession with hemp?
Well, we’ve chosen to work with hemp for several reasons.
1. Hemp is sustainable
Hemp is a crop that’s grown widely around the world (except here in the US).
It’s sustainable because it doesn’t [...]

How to Dye Fabric With Natural Dyes

Have you ever had a white t-shirt that fit perfect? I have one. The problem is that a lot of times, I wish it wasn’t white. Red or orange or green is more my style.
I thought about buying some dye to change the color, but you know what? Traditional chemical fabric dyes are not that [...]

Amazing Fabric From…Soy?

So, I’ve always thought I was pretty well educated when it came to eco-fabrics.
I was wrong.
Just this morning I discovered soy silk. That’s right: it’s fabric made from soy.
According to KnittersReview.com:
Soy Silk is an environmentally friendly fiber made from tofu manufacturing waste. Soy protein is liquefied and then extruded into long, continuous fibers that are [...]