Sustainability is a spectrum and there is no wrong way to get involved. If you’re thinking you want to find real, tangible ways to make a difference in helping the environment and preserving natural resources, composting is the best place to begin. Not only will you dramatically decrease your (inadvertent) contributions to toxic waste streams… Continue reading At-home composting for apartments, houses, anywhere with a freezer
In Part 1, I committed to using the VICENZI blog to challenge myths and overexposed ideas for sustainability within fashion, to show there is not one right approach. This post will cover shopping secondhand, the most sustainable choice when it comes to resource conservation and minimizing waste. How To Thrift Well Some friends and I had… Continue reading Part 2: How To Thrift Well
Clothing isn’t made by robots in a lab. It’s part science, part art, and almost entirely dependent upon people like us. Agile human hands and resourceful minds keep the process running smoothly, across international borders, with minimal waste and optimal integrity. We’ll use the production process for our Blazer Nº1 to take you on this colorful journey – from sheep to shop.
I’ve talked to hundreds of women in the past two years about their wardrobes; wants, needs and desires, frustrations. The main complaints related to conscious consumption shifts are as follows: “I want to shop sustainably but it’s too hard, daunting” or “I’m not sure where to go” or “I want to shop sustainably and ethically… Continue reading Part 1: Debunking
To whom it may concern: In the early days of 2016, I set out on a personal mission to create “The Perfect Blazer.” I did not know where to begin. I only knew I had to make a sample version — a “prototype” — and continue to tweak and refine until the design matched my… Continue reading From the desktop of A. Vicenzi
First post. This is our team mascot, Kintsugi. I rescued him from a street corner stall on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong’s Central District, in the early days of 2016. I dusted off his plastic white frame, but could not fix his raised paw, indented on the pinky corner. I’m glad I couldn’t. To me, he… Continue reading Kintsugi and the Art of Imperfection