Throwback Thursday: Field Trip on Fashion Sustainability

Back in April, our friends over at ReLove taught an evening workshop on The Shift to Fashion Sustainability and the global theme: INCLUSIVE. Here’s what you missed.

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ReLove owner and curator, Delila, kicked off the evening with a brief introduction of thrifting, why it’s important when it comes to fashion sustainability, and what to look for. Did you know, if everyone bought one used item instead of new this year, we would save 5.78 lbs of CO2 emissions. That’s half a million cars taken off the road for a year!

She also talked about taking risks and ignoring the always-intimidating size tag when it comes to trying on pieces that catch your eye. You might be surprised with what you find.

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We then split up into 3 groups taught by the rest of ReLove team to learn more about how to spot and style special pieces.

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First up, 90s queen Maggie shared some tricks and tips to styling for the latest trend to take over gen Z and millennial closets everywhere - 90s street wear. Whether it’s crop tops that exude confidence, bold prints that could only come from the grunge generation, or a vintage Levi’s jacket with the coveted 1960s orange tab, vintage stores are the perfect place to complete your inner 90s child.

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Just a few steps away, Dom gave us a master class on how to spot investment pieces, aka the perfectly worn leather moto jacket, coveted vintage mom jeans, and true lasting labels that align with your identity. Not sure where to start? Dom says start with investment pieces you’ll wear every day, like a designer coat. Or go for capsule pieces, like designer collabs from H&M and Target. Hint: H&M designer collabs retain their value more due to their limited batches and nature of their designs.

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Finally, Michael taught us about the art of layering. It’s not just about basics, people! In our cool San Franciscan climate, jackets and sweaters are necessities, so why not have them harmonize with the rest of your look?

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Huge thanks to Delila and the ReLove team for hosting and teaching this workshop. You can find unique vintage pieces at their store on 1815 Polk Street. Photos by Ben Conde and Pam Dineva. Check out more photos on Flickr.