The Silver and Gold Clothing BLOG

Samatoa Lotus Farm & the Incredible Lotus Fibre

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This week I had the privilege of visiting Samatoa Lotus Farm just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, which specializes in fabrics made of lotus, silk,...

Focus on Fibre: Polyester

Here at (Ag)+(Au) Clothing, we’ve made sustainable sourcing of our products a top business priority and philosophy. All of the clothing is made fro...

Let July Set You (Plastic) FREE

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The number of times I’ve felt that gut wrenching feeling (guilt or indigestion… which ones worse though, really?) from unnecessarily purchasing a w...

WTF’s a Capsule Wardrobe?

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“Less is more” and “quality over quantity” come to mind when I think about the term capsule wardrobe. Now you might be thinking, “What the damn hel...

Hey You! Ya You! What Can YOU Do?

pollution, polluted river
In the past few years, thanks to documentaries like the True Cost, we’ve seen consumer consciousness focus in on how the fashion industry is affect...

Mythbusting: Manufacturing Overseas

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It's Fashion Revolution Week!!  A week dedicated to discussing the fashion industry in all it's mud and glory and a call to action to learn as much...

Opinion: Is Second Hand Shopping Ethical?

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Disclaimer: I've never been a thrifter.  Ok, maybe I went through a phase in highschool, but it lasted a nanosecond and I wasn't ever very good at ...

The Great 2018 Sustainability (and Fashion) Reading List!

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Hello Friends! I hope your January is going swimmingly and that you have all recovered from the massive champagne hangovers (mine lasted at least t...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Well, it's the last day of the year and, I don't know about you, but I am ready to send off 2017 with a BANG! This year has been nothing short of a...

Shop Small this Holiday - Locally Made Faves for Everyone on your List!

Ok Guys, Holiday season is *officially* upon us, and with it, the craziest shopping weeks of the year. Yippie...or Yikes, depending on your outlook...

Confessions of a Fabric Hoarder

I have a confession to make: I am a fabric hoarder.   Not in the same way my grandmother is a fabric hoarder;  buying yards and yards of fabric wit...

Focus on Fibre - Tencel®

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Tencel®

What is it and why won't sustainable designers shut up about it? Learn everything you need to know about this fabulous fabric in our latest blog post!