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Brand Spotlight: Frank & Oak

Brand Spotlight: Frank & Oak

Hey everyone!

Sharing a brand spotlight on a Canadian fashion label called Frank & Oak today :)

WHAT MAKES FRANK & OAK SO SPECIAL?

Frank & Oak is a respectable conscious fashion brand, not only because they produce stylish, quality clothing pieces, but also because they do this while striving to use sustainable fabrics and practices throughout their supply chain.

Since its launch in 2012, the brand has made huge strides in reducing their carbon footprint. For one, Frank & Oak has partnered with a sustainable denim production facility in Dubai, called Hydro-Less Laundry, to create eco-friendly, water-saving denim. They use nano-bubble and Ozone-wash technologies to reduce water waste. Utilizing these methods, Frank & Oak is able to reduce energy consumption by 79%, chemical use by 50%, and water usage by 95%. How awesome is that?! Given that it normally takes thousands of gallons of water to produce a standard pair of jeans, these percentages are certainly applaud-worthy. Secondly, Frank & Oak utilizes organic and sustainable fibers to produce its clothing, including low eco-impact cotton, compostable and biodegradable Lenzing Tencel fibers, and recycled polyester. I geeked over learning about Lenzing Tencel fiber, which includes sourcing wood from sustainable eucalyptus plantations, through a zero-waste process that uses 20 times less water than regular cotton!

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True & Co True Body Line Review

True & Co True Body Line Review

Today I’m doing a review on True & Co, a lingerie brand that provides personalized results for your best fit!

True & Co claims to make better bras and lingerie that are inspired by feedback from women all over the world. As of 2018, they’ve collected 6 years worth of data from 7 million women and have a collection of over 400K reviews and comments about their bras and fits. True & Co recently contacted me to try a few pieces from their collection. A couple of my friends who’ve tried True & Co’s bras have told me that the pieces are pretty comfortable, so I decided to try them out for myself and share my review with you here!

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The Edit | Look No. 5: Ruffle Overalls

The Edit | Look No. 5: Ruffle Overalls

Today's edit revolves around this adorable ruffle overall from Albion Fit. Complete with removable ruffle suspenders and pockets, this overall has got to be the cutest one on the market! 

I really love the look, fit, and practicality of Albion Fit's ruffle overall. First off, it is true to size and fit around my waist just right. The only minor complaint I have is that, since my torso is on the shorter side, these suspenders are a tad too long for my body. I've solved for this though by criss-crossing the suspenders in the back!

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Brand Spotlight: DL1961 Premium Denim

Brand Spotlight: DL1961 Premium Denim

I've already mentioned how much I love DL1961, the premium denim brand, in my last lookbook edit here. But I still have so much more to say about them. So I'm dedicating this Brand Spotlight post to be all about DL1961 and their innovative production process :)

WHAT MAKES DL1961 SO SPECIAL?

DL1961 is a NYC-based premium denim brand founded by women. They call themselves the most sustainable denim brand on Earth, and they have good reason to make the claim while being as transparent as possible on their production process. You might be wondering, how are they able to make that claim?

First off, DL1961 has optimized their supply chain to lessen their environmental impact, by consuming less energy, dye materials, and water during the production process. They use US-grown cotton and Lycra materials as well as natural plant-derived indigo dyes. DL1961 has their own power generation plant as well as a facility that's partially solar powered. Using a monitoring software, DL1961 also tracks all of their water and dye consumption for all of the pieces they make, keeping the company super aware and accountable of their eco-impact.

If you're not already impressed by the above facts - get this. A traditional pair of jeans is made using about 1.5K gallons of water. DL1961 uses <10 and treat and recycle 98% of it! Let's get even more specific here. An average pair of DL1961's jeans takes about 8 gallons of water, <1 KWH of energy, and 3.5 hours to make. Using their on-site water recycling plant, they've saved 5.2 million gallons of water in 2017 alone!!

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