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Part 2: How To Thrift Well

Part 2: How To Thrift Well

In Part 1, I committed to using the VICENZI blog to challenge myths and overexposed ideas for sustainability within fashion, to show there is not one right approach. This post will cover shopping secondhand, the most sustainable choice when it comes to resource conservation and minimizing waste. How To Thrift Well Some friends and I had the pleasure of hosting Good Stuff’s first workshop, How To Thrift Well, in Seaport District NYC earlier in June. We covered our learned and passed-down secrets to building the closet of your dreams, by finding the best vintage, reclaimed, and "remakeable" items to fit...

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From Sheep to Shop: How We Made Blazer Nº1

how it's made

From Sheep to Shop: How We Made Blazer Nº1

Clothing isn't made by robots in a lab. It's part science, part art, and almost entirely dependent upon people like us. Agile human hands and resourceful minds keep the process running smoothly, across international borders, with minimal waste and optimal integrity. We'll use the production process for our Blazer Nº1 to take you on this colorful journey – from sheep to shop.

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Part 1: Debunking

I’ve talked to hundreds of women in the past two years about their wardrobes; wants, needs and desires, frustrations. The main complaints related to conscious consumption shifts are as follows: "I want to shop sustainably but it’s too hard, daunting" or "I’m not sure where to go" or "I want to shop sustainably and ethically but it’s too expensive for me right now." "How can I trust these new brands?" "It’s not convenient." I feel my job on this earth right now is to help debunk these myths and help you and your friends develop a wardrobe that allows you...

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From the desktop of A. Vicenzi

From the desktop of A. Vicenzi

To whom it may concern: In the early days of 2016, I set out on a personal mission to create "The Perfect Blazer." I did not know where to begin. I only knew I had to make a sample version — a "prototype" — and continue to tweak and refine until the design matched my vision and goals for style, quality, and sustainability. Along the way, I learned everything my brain could hold about the fashion industry, our environment's natural systems, and how we as humans interact with the things we own and use.In 2017, I launched VICENZI as an independent...

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Kintsugi and the Art of Imperfection

Kintsugi and the Art of Imperfection

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." – John Steinbeck, East of Eden.

In 2016, my conscious search for self-improvement and creative advancement finally overcame my senseless search for perfection. Finding kintsugi was the first small step forward.

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