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Each Piece Deserves a Story

Each Piece Deserves a Story

With a husband working long hours, parenting, and the absurdity of it in our society is another huge topic, I mean it is hard to care for little ones no matter how you cut it.  Early childhood development is my issue if I am at a dinner party and have to have just...

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Why Write a Blog?

Why Write a Blog?

Why Write a Blog? Of course, I had to make money the artist/mom way, all these years, not the business way.  I made one-off goods to sell. Many customers became my friends and owned multiple garments, then COVID hit.  This year may have been my biggest year yet. I...

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The State of Fashion /Coronavirus Update

The State of Fashion /Coronavirus Update

State of Market Informa Markets Fashion Coronavirus update with Nick Blunden, president, BofF Wednesday, October 14, 2020 The State of Fashion with Nick Blunden summary:  I tuned in to the Business of Fashion’s Nick Blunden talk about what a huge impact Covid is...

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The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers

The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers

The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers For years I worked in the fashion industry as a professional patternmaker and tailor in NYC and Los Angeles. I have worked for some iconic brands like Betsy Johnson, Ellen Tracy, and here in the O.C. at St. John Knits were making the...

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Hand Sewing is Slow Fashion

Hand Sewing is Slow Fashion

Hand Sewing is Slow Fashion Hand sewing is easy! Surprisingly how little of it anyone does anymore. It is a basic skill we could use all the time… for hemming? You would not believe how we all make excuses for not hemming something. It seems so hard. Well, I am here...

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In the Future Call It Fashion or Clothing?

In the Future Call It Fashion or Clothing?

      Intersectional Connection​ is what sustainable fashion is really all about. We consume with our money and we do not always check for the transparency of manufacturing and energy use in the corporations we are patronizing.     For every...

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Queen of the Bargain Hunters

Queen of the Bargain Hunters

A world of abundance is what I see. In my own home, as I sit here thinking about not having the corporate job or simply not making more money and still buying things, I am in awe of how little I spend on buying things and how much I am handed by people who do not want...

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Deconstructed Clothing or Upcycle

Deconstructed Clothing or Upcycle

I was pulled in lots of directions. My name is Mary Colmar, and I make deconstructed clothing. It is something I have always done. Making exactly what I want with what is lying around: tons of unwearable clothing. Sometimes when people do this it can look kind of...

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I’m Mary

I have something funny to tell you. I have a lot of middle names. One is sustainable, one is donate your clothes. Others are aparent as you read my blog.

 

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