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Ethical Fashion: Part 2, The Rise of Fast Fashion

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Ethical Fashion: Part 2, The Rise of Fast Fashion

       Fast Fashion is a phenomenon that has completely revolutionized the garment industry within the past 10 years.  Until recently, the world of fashion has traditionally followed a 2-4 season cycle. Fast fashion, by contrast, has accelerated this cycle to a break-neck speed in which new product hits the floor constantly, at a whopping 50 cycles per year.  Zara, the Spanish retailer, was the first to introduce this process and totally blow everyone’s minds. Not only were they designing, producing, and distributing product at a fraction of the conventional speed, they were doing it cheaply and beautifully. Sounds...

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Ethical Fashion: Part 1, About the Movement

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                      As you probably know, my business began 9 years ago as a dress shop in Little Rock, AR. Since moving to Denver in 2016 I’ve had the good fortune of being able to redefine what fashion truly means to me and rebrand my business accordingly. My business concept rests on the foundation of a growing movement within the industry called the Ethical Fashion movement.  Every now and then I like to revisit this trend’s origins and help define it for any EMBER & AURA newcomers. Ethics, for the record...

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How (and why) to Learn Tarot

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  As a New Age comes into its fullest light, it is becoming clearer that the boundaries between varying faiths are blurring and that we, both women and men, are recognizing that having faith in something, anything, is profoundly unifying.  Tarot reading, in particular, is experiencing an enormous re-awakening in popular consciousness. As the scales tilt from the polarities of the patriarchy, toward the Divine Feminine, more and more seekers are being drawn to the rich visual brand of spirituality the Tarot has to offer. The subconscious uses symbols to communicate with our waking mind. Therefore, suspending one’s rational, literal,...

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How to Make the Most of a Super Blue Blood Moon

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How to Make the Most of a Super Blue Blood Moon

    Hopefully your life has peacefully resettled after the latest and vexing Mercury Retrograde ended on December 22, 2017. A New Year always brings hope and optimism and, after a rather downer year (from what the world has been indicating on Facebook, at least), 2018 seems to be lifting everyone’s spirits so far. The Moon has had its moments this month and, not being one to disappoint, is going to finish out January with an extra special Super Blue Blood Moon in Leo. Maybe it’s the Cancerian in me, but I’m a bit proud of Her. If you’re not familiar...

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Intuitive Style

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Intuitive Style

  I unwrapped the silver platform Steve Madden Mary Janes with more Christmas awe and wonder than, as a 16 year old, I was comfortable showing. I couldn’t help it; these shoes resonated with my very soul.  I was a teenager in the 90’s, oblivious to the conception of the internet and the way it would change everything.  My personal style was born under the influence of Cher from Clueless, Casey from Mad Love, and the original 90210 characters.  Now adrift in our everyday  ocean of social media marketing, we are likely to double tap an outfit we wish we...

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