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The Unexpected Familial Connection Between King Charles And Jill Biden
The whole world has been abuzz at the coronation of King Charles, which unexpectedly bested Prince Harry's wedding with its U.K. viewership. Though everyone has their own opinion on the new king, who's courted quite a bit of controversy over the years, there's no doubt that he's got some interesting family history.
In the quest for more info on Britain's newest monarch, a shocking fun fact has come to light — and it involves none other than the U.S.'s current first lady, Dr. Jill Biden. Who w...
Tucker Carlson's Disastrous Stint On Dancing With The Stars
Tucker Carlson, TV personality and former Fox News correspondent, has danced with controversy for years now. But controversy isn't the only thing he's danced with. Back in 2006, before he started his now infamous career at Fox, he was on the hit reality show "Dancing with the Stars." At the time, Carlson was still a host for MSNBC, after having jumped from network to network, with his most notable jobs at CNN and PBS.
After his high-profile firing from Fox, people have been wondering what he'...
Your PMDD Primer: A Necessary Guide to an Under Researched Disorder
Ever since I got my period at age 12, my pre-menstrual symptoms have been intense.
It was like clockwork: for about a week and a half every month, I couldn’t get out of bed. I couldn’t focus on the simplest tasks. Even the most minor inconveniences or disagreements could send me spiraling: my suddenly overwhelming anxiety made mountains out of molehills.
And then, within the first couple days of my period, the cloud lifted. I could breathe again.
At first, I thought this was normal. All the d...
The Orange Juice Hack That Can Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
Maybe you pulled an all-nighter trying to finish your thesis. Maybe you were up partying all night and didn't go to bed until 3 a.m. Or maybe you're just plain exhausted. Whatever the case, we've all been there at some point or another: your body didn't get the rest it needed, and now you've got dark circles.
People have been trying to solve this age-old problem for years, heaping on the soothing moisturizer and La Prairie caviar eye cream in hopes that their dark circles will fade. While the...
Can You Turn Your Black Hair Red Without Bleach? This Viral Tutorial Says You Can
It's no secret: bleach can totally damage your hair. While more natural lightening methods can provide a great alternative, they tend to favor blondes. If someone with dark hair wants a pop of color, they'll have to go through an extensive bleaching process that can leave their hair brittle and bone dry. While there are definitely good hair dye options for dark-haired women out there, most semi-permanent dyes won't work on ladies with black hair unless a bleaching agent is involved. But what ...
Beauty Bar Vs. Nail Salon: Which Is Best For Manicures?
We've all been there at one point or another: your manicure from two weeks ago is on its last legs, chipped beyond repair. A fresh, new manicure is in order. However, before you make that call to your favorite salon, make sure you weigh your options.
Needless to say, a nail salon is the classic choice. It's not uncommon for people to find a salon that works for them and call it a day, favoring the specialized, dependable services their preferred nail tech provides. After all, who else can you...
Designer Spotlight: Katabasis Threads (Q&A)
This week, we’ve interviewed small slow fashion brand Katabasis Threads. Currently based out of Bellingham, Washington, they’re committed to creating clothing exclusively out of reused fabric. Their brand name is directly inspired by Greek mythology, referring to a descent into the Underworld. And yes – their clothing is just as cool as that name.
You can purchase their clothing through their website. Feel free to follow them on Instagram and TikTok.
Answers have been lightly edited for clari...
Designer Spotlight: Abigail Designs (Q&A)
Want to support small, ethical clothing creators, but don’t know where to start? Keep your eye on our “Designer Spotlight” series, where we interview slow-fashion-centric small business owners.
This week, we had the pleasure of interviewing Abigail Designs, a mother-daughter duo out of southeastern Pennsylvania. Known for their ankle-length skirts and bloomers, they consider each and every one of their garments to be “homemade, handmade, and heartmade.”
If you’re familiar with these designers...
Mindful Microtrends: Fairycore
Our last two articles in this series delved into two polar opposites: cottagecore and grunge. This next trend, fairycore, is the best of both worlds, creating a style that’s equal parts edgy and whimsical.
What is “Fairycore”?
Well, it’s pretty simple: you dress like a fairy. This kind of style can work for a quick ren faire fit, an ecologically friendly Halloween costume, or just everyday life. Characterized by earthy tones and glitter, fairycore leaves a lot of room for creativity.
3 Essential Sustainable Fashion Readings
Getting involved with the sustainable fashion community can be daunting. Sure, you know that fast fashion is exploitative, and you want to help the environment, but where do you start? How can you educate yourself?
Don’t panic. We’ve got you covered. Here are three readings to get you started on your journey into eco-friendly fashion.
“Pieces of Mind” by Jen Nurick
Got an old hoodie from your ex that you can’t seem to throw out, or a lucky pair of sneakers that you still swear helped you pass...
Want to Host Your Own Clothing Swap? Here’s How!
Swapping clothes doesn’t have to be a one-on-one thing between you and a friend. Hosting and organizing a clothing swap can be a fun way to get all your friends together, practice sustainability, and get some new clothes, all in one go!
Here are a few tips to set your plans in motion.
Invite a Variety of People
Spread the word to everyone you know and then some. While a small clothing swap has its merits, it’s important that all shapes and sizes feel represented. Of course, it may be difficul...
Your Quick, Easy Guide to Knitting and Crocheting
One of the best ways to combat fast fashion is to get crafty. For those without a sewing machine, knitting or crocheting could be the answer! These crafts work especially well during the winter months; who doesn’t love to bundle up with a warm, knit scarf?
But what’s the difference between knitting and crocheting? And which one is for you? Here at Slow Fashion USA, we’re giving you the rundown.
Upcycling 101: Make the Most Out of Your Jeans
It’s no secret: jeans can be tricky.
According to a UK-based poll of about 2,000 women, nearly half had trouble finding the right size. If the waistband is too large, a simple belt could fix the issue, but that only scratches the surface when it comes to common denim dilemmas. They can be too tight, too long, too short – and you find that out only after you’ve spent the money. Plus, they never seem to fit quite right after they’ve gone through a few laundry cycles, do they?
Upcycling 101: Making the Most Out of Your T-Shirt
It happens to everyone: you’ve been wearing the same clothes for years, you haven’t been shopping in ages, and your closet desperately needs to be revitalized. You could go on a shopping spree, but you want to be environmentally conscious, and your wallet couldn’t take it, anyway. So, what do you do?
Take a good look at your closet. Got an old t-shirt? Great! It’s all you’ll need. In this article, we’ll talk about making the most from your t-shirt, from creating accessories, redesigning it, o...
Maximalism: Can it Ever Be Sustainable?
Fashion has long been dominated by sleek, minimalist aesthetics. First popularized in the early 20th century, it maintained its grip – more or less – on the fashion world well into the 1980s. Too much jewelry was considered tacky, or trying too hard. Anything more than a simple silver bracelet and/or necklace was just too much – and nobody wanted to be too much.
But if you’ve been on social media these past few years, you’ll see that this trend is slowly fading, making way for maximalism, in ...