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TENCEL The New Way You Should Be Buying Jeans


Ah jeans, the never ending hunt for the perfect pair.

Sure, you want them to fit well in all the right places and land a decent price point but have you considered what jeans are the best choice for the environment?

The fashion industry is one of the biggest offers to damaging our lovely Mother Earth.  Both the consumption and production of garments creates environmental issues including pollution, landfill waste, and excessive water usage, with denim ranking as one of the top offenders.

Yes denim can be a dirty business.

I’m not saying you have to stop wearing jeans, I mean come on they are a timeless wardrobe staple. But, there is a way you can shop SMARTER by opting for jeans made from TENCEL.

What is TENCEL?

TENCEL™ is a brand name for a set of fibers called lyocell and modal. Its fibers are among the best environmentally friendly fibers around and a green alternative for your closet staples because it’s made from trees. Yep, trees! Plus it’s super soft, extra comfy, maintains breathability and allows for easy movement. And since the fabric naturally absorbs and then releases excess moisture, it even helps ward off nasty bacteria — making your skin feels fresher throughout the day.

This sustainable material is biodegradable because it’s manufactured in a way that allows it to eventually return to nature, reducing the amount of textile waste that gets tossed in a landfill.

TENCEL/Lyocell is made by dissolving wood pulp and mixing it with a wet solvent. The mixture is dried by a spinning process and is then formed into thread. Once the thread is treated, it can be spun into yarn or cloth. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable. As a result, they will eventually revert back to nature.

By combining these sustainable fibers with upcycled cotton to create denim and using significantly less water throughout the dyeing stage, it’s fair to say that TENCEL jeans are the super product of a process that’s eco-friendly from start to finish.

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Quarantine and the Resurgence of Vintage Fabrics

Quarantine and the Resurgence of Vintage Fabrics

Something really interesting has been happening during quarantine, the resurgence of Vintage fabrics. Vintage is back in a BIG way!

With so many people “sheltering in place” alongside multiple generations at family homes it was inevitable that soon, when the boredom set in, rifling through closets would begin.

Last week, I and a group of other fashion industry professionals took part in a fun ZOOM happy hour hosted by my favorite fabric maintenance brand Dryel (their at home dry cleaning kits and stain remover pens are a MUST).

We discussed how fashion has been affected by quarantine, thrifting/vintage fashion and shared “self-isolating” fashion stories. Just about every single person on the call talked about how they have been digging up and adopting their parents vintage clothes and techniques for revamping or upcycling them.

What does this mean for fashion trends once we are out of quarantine? I predict that vintage fabrics and textiles are going to be the next BIG TREND.

Social media totally supports my theory. TikTok is full of DIY vintage clothing revamp tutorials and Instagram OOTD pics have become more thrift and vintage clothing centric.

There are already a ton of designers out there dipping their toes in the vintage fabric waters. Elizabeth and James has the EANDJ Vintage line which is a personally curated collection of vintage pieces by Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen. Each piece is hand selected for its unique character and nostalgia.

Redone, has a mission to, a movement to keep heritage brands relevant by updates the silhouettes of old Levi’s.

Reformation incorporates “deadstock” fabrics in about 15% of their products and vintage clothing (repurposed) into new pieces including bulk vintage denim and cashmere. 

There’s a warmth, intimacy and happy nostalgia to vintage pieces- something that is very appealing at the moment.  They exude a sense of safety and familiarity yet still feel edgy.

Have you been dabbling in vintage fabric’s  during quarantine?  Reworked any fun thrift finds?  Tag me on Instagram I would love to see them!

Quarantine and the Resurgence of Vintage Fabrics

Quarantine and the Resurgence of Vintage Fabrics

Quarantine and the Resurgence of Vintage Fabrics

Quarantine and the Resurgence of Vintage Fabrics

Quarantine and the Resurgence of Vintage Fabrics

What I’m Wearing: Vintage belt from StilettosandSinCity | EANDJ Vintage Dress| Mulberry Bayswater Tote | Free People Boots | Vintage Lace Trimmed Cami |

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