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3 ways to honour garment workers this Labour Day

As I head into another busy fall for Wizard Wear, I’ve been reflecting on the meaning of Labour Day, and how it’s nowhere more important than in representing the millions of garment workers that make our clothing. After trying out production sewing in my first season of Wizard Wear, when I Read More

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Is biomimicry the next eco buzzword?

Healthy Business Growth Now that I’m a business owner, I think a lot about growth. You kind of have to if you want your enterprise to grow beyond your living room, right? But at the same time, I find myself wary of hearing economists in the media waxing on about Read More

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Still debating cloth vs disposable diapers? Why not both!

Initiation into the parenting club comes with all sorts of perks and benefits. But the one I could surely do without is the heated debate about cloth vs disposable diapers. Mostly because it seems to consistently miss one important perspective from the conversation. And it’s this – Use Both. It’s Read More

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Textile recycling is the hot new trend

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, we are featuring a great local company called deBrand that is revolutionizing the textile recycling industry. What is textile recycling you ask? Read on! Imagine this, you’re a sewer or crafter, and you spend hours designing, cutting, and sewing your next beautiful Read More

What is Upcycling?

What is Upcycling? Upcycling is similar to recycling in that you use something old to make something new, yet upcycling fashion implies that its new incarnation will somehow be “better” than its last. Upcycling has been called one of the hottest trends of 2013, and in this age of global Read More