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Lauren Santo Domingo on the pre-order retail model

The fashion industry has been undergoing significant changes in recent years as customers and businesses try to find more sustainable and environmentally friendly ways of working. Many parts of the traditional system need to be completely overhauled because they are no longer fit for purpose when it comes to production and waste in a world facing a climate catastrophe. One industry name who knows something about transforming the status quo is Moda Operandi founder Lauren Santo Domingo, who helped to introduce pre-order luxury shopping to consumers, a retail model which she believes is key to a more sustainable system.

“With a pre-order, a look is only produced when there is proven demand,” she tells us. “It is one of the most conscious ways to tap into what is next in fashion – and if everyone were to shop this way, there would be much less waste in the fashion cycle.”

5 Local and Sustainable Brands to Replace Fast Fashion Faves

Put simply, fast fashion is bad for Mother Earth. Whether it’s a contribution to the landfill or the poor treatment of factory workers, the fashion industry is responsible for heavy pollution, waste and violence. With a bustling thrift scene and hordes of creatives handcrafting their art, Denver is quickly becoming a hub for slow, sustainable and ethical fashion. Many shops in Denver remain committed to the slow fashion movement.

Photo courtesy of Eli and Barry’s online store

Eli & Barry

The Lowdown: Eli & Barry is a sustainable fashion company based out of Globeville Riverfront Arts Center. Founder Lily Schlosser Sought to join the fight against fast fashion in proving high-quality basics made carefully from sustainable means. Schlosser pattern-drafts and designs each piece with simplicity in mind. With this simplicity, the company seeks to stand against the harmful consequences of fast fashion by making pieces that will last.


A fashion expert makes over 3 TODAY guests, shop the look here

We’ve all had that dilemma where we just can’t find anything to wear, or it feels like we’re wearing the same thing each day. Luckily, this season gave us new reasons and ideas to restock our wardrobe with fun staples we never knew we needed to try.

As part of the “Style Me Over” series, Snap Inc. Global Head of Fashion and Beauty, Rajni Jacques stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna and gave three lucky TODAY viewers a wardrobe boost. Whether you’re tired of your current wardrobe or looking for something special, these looks transition perfectly through the season.

Keep reading to see all three looks Jacques has put together, from a combo suit to a flowy long-sleeved dress.

‘Style Me Over’ looks as seen on TODAY

Anna’s look

Artizia Babaton Academy Silk Blouse

Anna is starting a new job and a silk button up is a classic

An ‘influencer thrift store’ wants to tackle fast fashion waste

An influencer may wear an outfit in just one post before banishing it to the depths of the closet. It may stay there, unworn and unused, until it’s time for the occasional wardrobe cleanout. At best, the garment will be resold or donated. At worst, it’ll end up in a landfill.

Detoure, an online consignment shop, wants to change that.

The company, which describes itself as an “influencer thrift store,” is trying to lessen the burden on overflowing landfills by tackling influencers’ overflowing closets.

Accelerating trend cycles are only adding to the fast fashion industry’s nearly insurmountable toll on the environment. Detoure sells influencers’ trendy clothing — most of which is either new with tags or has been worn only once — for a small fraction of the cost of buying the garments new.

“The way social media’s going, influencers wear the clothes once for a photo and then they

Quick And Easy Tips For Nice Online Purchasing

Fashion ShopThe greatest benefit the Web brings to us is the flexibility to shop on-line. Nevertheless, while it is extremely simple to do, it’s good to make sure you have the best info to buy successfully. Here is a few advice for maximizing your Internet buying expertise.

In case you are doing any on-line buying, make sure that you preserve all data of any purchase. If the company sends you an e-mail affirmation, don’t delete it, just save it. Never delete or throw away any communication you will have with the shop. Most electronic mail suppliers can let you save hundreds of messages, so one or two mails will not take up an excessive amount of house.

Maintain your computer protected. If you are doing any purchasing online, particularly at a site you are not conversant in, be sure that your computer has up-to-date virus safety. That is important to forestall …