1. First of all, Andrew Sardone does an amazing job at reporting on a Toronto store I really need to visit, the Independent Designers Outlet. Support your local scene! :)
2. One of my favorite journalists Leah McLearen dissects Cheap Culture... That 99 cent lipstick may cost you your future. A great read for anyone trying to curb their consumerism- maybe a goal kick-started because of this garbage strike.
"The culture of cheap has driven down wages (by outsourcing manufacturing and ushering in an era of big-box mega-chains), driven up personal debt (by tricking us into spending more on scads of cheap stuff and less on carefully chosen quality) and created the globalized economy in which underpaid developing-world labour churns out disposable merchandise for the bargain-hungry West." -L. McLearen3. Finally, the Toronto Star tipped me off to The Uniform Project. The beautiful Sheena Matheiken has vowed to wear one dress for a whole year. (Well, 7 identical dresses- one for each day.) The project is an exercise in sustainable fashion, and in my opinion a true exercise of what style really is about. She is using this project as a year long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation. I love the quote:
"I was looking for a way to raise funds while engaging in visual medium."
Way to enforce awesome...