Category Sustainable Fashion

Bullitt Center Makes a Dent In Sustainability’s Future

by Martha Tesema The Bullitt Foundation is a prime example of another community group that, like SSF, has taken ahold of the sustainability reigns and become a pioneer in it’s own right. In April 2013, the non-profit focused on promoting awareness of environmental issues, opened the doors to the Bullitt Center in Capitol Hill. The 6-floor development […]

Sustainability Meets Lifestyle: Seattle’s Sustainable Style Foundation

by Martha Tesema Nestled in the tall buildings and exhaust filled air of Seattle are a couple Starbucks, some banks and a few non-profits. Out of the many organizations that deal with critical issues relevant to Seattlites and beyond, Sustainable Style Foundation (SSF) tackles the giant issue of sustainability in unique way. “We formed as […]

Q & A With Priscilla of Hegedus Style

By Martha Tesema Priscilla Hegedus is the founder of Hegedus Style, an international small business based in Amsterdam who advocates for sustainable style globally. I asked her a few questions in order to shed light on some parts of the world of eco-friendly fashion. What exactly does eco-fashion mean? There isn’t an official definition referred to nomenclatures and standards […]

Eco-Fashion and You: What you wear is more than an expression of style

Look at the coffee cup you are holding. If it’s from Seattle University, then chances are you can compost it. If it’s from the Starbucks down the street, then you most likely will throw that in the recycling. Now, avert your eyes to the t-shirt that you have on. You can’t compost that–but that doesn’t […]

Thrift & Flip: Sustainability Online

By Martha Tesema Sustainability is a loaded word. It has become a word used to describe the intertwining aspects of all things “green” and has been ingrained in the Seattle culture. By definition, sustainability means the ability “to be maintained at a certain rate or level.” Wikipedia refers to it as “the capacity to endure.” […]

Thrifting in a Post-Macklemore World

By Martha Tesema ”Walk into the club like what up I got a big…” At this moment, the likelihood of anyone in the county singing that line is incredibly high. It’s rotation on Top 40 radio has almost reached the point of exhaustion. It plays at parties across the nation, and is hummed in the […]