LOA Blog — materials

How to Wrap Gifts in an eco-friendly way.

I recently found out that wrapping paper is not recyclable! I was shocked. Now I am the person that keeps and reuses all the wrapping materials I was given with gifts. I iron tissue paper and wrapping paper that I have salvaged. But there are always scraps that cannot be re-used. The shiny, sparking and textured papers cannot be recycled! I also recently heard of Furoshiki, a Japanese wrapping technique using cloth. Once I heard about this a lightbulb went off in my head!! SARONGS! What if the wrapping was part of the gift? Genius right?! The wrapping technique is done tying knots...

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Sustainability School: Garment End of Life

This edition of Sustainability School will be focused on what to do with garments when you are done with them. Now there are many ways you can be 'done' with a garment. It doesn't fit anymore, you no longer like or wear it, it is stained, it's ripped or ruined beyond repair. So today I want to break down different ways/venues to take when you have reached these points and in the most ecological ways possible.1) Garment is in fine shape but you don't want it.This is an obvious one but I'll include it just in case. There has been...

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Shop The Look: Color Block

The second fall look is the Color Block Look! Because sometimes we need to bring some brightness into the world. Especially with the sun setting so damn early! This look features the; ~ Robe Maxi Dress~ Every Tank in Mauve~ Layering Pant

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A Closer Look: Long Sleeve M.A. Top

You may remember the M.A. Top from Spring Summer 2019. It was honestly the best selling style for Lights of All.. ever! So many of you fell in love with the style and comfort of the top and so did I! I knew it was going to be a style I would make again and again so I wanted to make a version of it for colder weather.  So, this season you can get the M.A. Top in two colors! Stone (grey) and Black. The long sleeve version is made in the same fabric as the short sleeve was. So if...

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New Material: Repreve Recycled Polyester

For FW19 we introduced a new type of fabric to our line; Repreve 100% Recycled Polyester! The use of polyester in a sustainable fashion brand is a tricky one. But I gave this one a lot of thought and wanted to share my decision process with you. I will not pretend that recycled polyester is the best thing for the planet. However, the decision to work with it comes from a place of making the best of what materials exist in the world and hopefully we come to a point where we have no new plastic/polyester.Ok! so if you do not...

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