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Which sustainable material to choose for summer?

Which sustainable material to choose for summer?

Every month we want to highlight something that we think is important in sustainable fashion. Since now, we have used big words but we all know that the little things makes us achieve the big goals. This month "The word of the month" is materials.  When we talk about clothing it is really hard to avoid to talk about materials. And when we talk about sustainable fashion it makes it even harder. The world is full of different materials and new ones are popping up all the time. Some materials are better for the workers and the environment and the product...

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Pariyar - True story behind the backward business of Store of Hope

We do things a little backward - There is a lot of talk about sustainability in the sense of ecological production and consumption. That is great, but what about us? The people who live on this planet. We talk about respecting others but somehow this is all forgotten in fashion industry. Shouldn't we just treat other people always with respect? Meet Pariyar, the true embodiment of what Store of Hope is all about - fairly made fashion.

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You just need one! How to style a summer dress for different occasions?

Dress season is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited for the comfort and style of a great summer dress. But we’ve noticed that many people assume they need several different dresses in their wardrobe to cover many occasions or looks, when really one or two great-fitting dresses will do the trick. So to help you out to build more sustainable closet, by adding quality not quantity in it, we made a list of 5 looks you can easily achieve with only one or two dresses in your closet. Then just add your favorite pieces that you...

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Word of the month: Backward Business

Most business models go a little something like this: A person sees a need or gap in an industry, creates a product to meet that need or gap, and finds a producer who is able to help them bring their product to the market. We do things a little backward. When we started Store of Hope, we wanted to create work for skilled artisans around the world who did't have a place to work. Our starting point was the producer, not the product. Instead of looking for needs or gaps in a certain industry, we began looking for needs and...

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What are you willing to give up for more sustainable fashion industry?

As human beings we have something inside ourselves which drives us towards creativity and a need to improve both ourselves and the life around us. This state of continual personal evolution is an essential part of living a human life. In our search for ease and comfort, enriching our lives is something we do by our nature. But in our quest for enrichment, so many things can go so wrong – when selfishness and greed is mixed with our propensity for creativity, someone gets hurt. As we look back at world history we can see that too often when we...

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Blindsided about sustainability

Have you noticed that the words ethical & sustainable are being used more and more often nowadays? These two words are being used so frequently, and so casually, that it has sometimes left us speechless about how little meaning they seem to now hold. With all this marketing noise drowning out the voice of honest brands telling honest stories, how we determine who and what is worth these powerful words?

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Word of the month: FAIR

For us at Store of Hope FAIR is about treating people equally without favoritism or discrimination. It is free from self-interest and prejudice. That is why fair is our favorite word. This tiny word is the core of our brand and business practices. We believe in ethical, yet fashionable style. Wear Your Values!

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Cherish Your Fine Woollens

We gave pen & paper to the amazing Arkivé Atelier -  an inspiring platform for clothing care. Read their tips for getting the best out of your favorite knits. 
A fine woollen sweater is often the choice f
or days when we want to feel the most comfortable yet still sleek – as we do almost everyday. As these warm and soft pieces are in regular use, they will need some extra care from us to remain beautiful and fresh.

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7 STEPS TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS THROUGHOUT THE SALES

The responsibility to be aware of what is high quality is being moved more and more to the customer herself. As a part of being a conscious consumer, it is important to know how to recognize quality products among the very fast selection of products that surrounds us nowadays. In this journal we want to share seven points which we believe are good to check before buying an item of clothing.

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Behind the Beads - Where it all began 3/3

Running a business in Nepal is not always easy. Anjila and Indu are still making it happen and creating ground level change in their community at same time.

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