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Fast and Furious: How Fast Fashion is Hurting the Environment?

Fast and Furious: How Fast Fashion is Hurting the Environment?
Fast fashion trends are ever-changing and we indulge in them without thinking of their long-term impact on the environment. Before we get to how fast fashion hurts the planet, let’s understand what it is. Fast fashion refers to the mass production of clothes that are in vogue. These clothes are inexpensive and manufactured using low-quality materials. They are designed to last for a short time and sent to a landfill at the end of their brief life. The fast-fashion business model is based on selling more products to generate higher revenue. Therefore, retailers constantly need to offer new collections to consumers, creating more waste.
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Blue Canoe Spring Collection: What is New this Season?

Blue Canoe Spring Collection: What is New this Season?
Discover New Fabrics and Styles It is that time of the year again when everything comes back to life after a dormant winter. Yes, it is spring again! Have you ever wondered how spring got its name? Well, before spring became spring, it was called Lent, in old English. In the 14th century, it was called “springing time” (a reference to plants "springing" from the ground). It was shortened to "sp...
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Bras and Feminism: When Comfort Meets Freedom

Bras and Feminism: When Comfort Meets Freedom
After a long, tiring day, what is the first thing you do when you get home? Come on, admit it! You reach inside your blouse, unhook your bra and fling it in the air like a frisbee. (You don't have to feel guilty about it! After all, it is the most emancipating moment of the day.) But the big question is - does it have to be like that?
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Wear Your Plants: Slay the Look, Save the Environment!

Wear Your Plants: Slay the Look, Save the Environment!
Today as we battle climate change, the use of organic clothing made from plant fibers has made its way back. Not only is organic clothing good for the environment but it’s also kinder to the skin. The absence of harmful dyes and chemicals makes it the top choice for eco-conscious fashion.
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The Blue Canoe Story

The Blue Canoe Story
I’d like to share with you how I started my company, Blue Canoe. In all honesty I’ve always felt a bit like it started me, but I’ve heard that same sentiment from other founders of homegrown companies like mine. 40 Acres in the Woods Back in the 80’s I was living on an off-grid 40-acre homestead with my family. We had a half-acre organic veggie garden and 50 organic fruit trees. We canned 60 qu...
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Ditch Those Panties!

Ditch Those Panties!
Toss those everyday clothing items that are bad for your health You may not be ready to join a nudist colony, but you might consider trading out some of your everyday clothing items.  Why?  They could be bad for your health. Let me explain. Many of the fabrics we take for granted are not the best thing to have against your skin, and they definitely aren’t environmentally friendly. 3 apparel ite...
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From Fossil Fuel to Fashion

From Fossil Fuel to Fashion
Have you ever wondered where your clothing comes from and where it goes when you're done with it?  Unfortunately, for the majority of fashion, the news is not good. But you can help change that. Be part of the emerging sustainable fashion movement.
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Interview with founder, Laurie Dunlap

Interview with founder, Laurie Dunlap
Transcribed from an interview with Blue Canoe founder, Laurie Dunlap  Tell me about how Blue Canoe started.  I started Blue Canoe by the seat of my pants while I was homesteading with my family in northern California. A couple of creative girlfriends had started a small swimwear business, which I nosed in on whenever I had a chance.  It was a gentle introduction to running a clothing business. I was able to start small and grow organically, learning as I went.
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Bras are what we do best

Bras are what we do best
Bras are what we do best! Since 1989 Blue Canoe has championed the concept of breast-healthy, comfortable organic cotton bras. As pioneers in this field we continue to expand and improve our collection so you can feel comfortable and supported all day, every day. If you’re looking for an everyday bra, a sleep bra, a maternity or nursing bras, we have a style that will meet your needs.   Check o...
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Cotton for yoga

Cotton for yoga
Yoga is Cool – In Cotton Yoga is so cool, but did you know that your yoga clothes could be contributing to global warming?  Oil refining is the most prevalent cause of global warming, and many synthetic fibers, like polyester and nylon, are made from petroleum.  So, although politics and apparel might not have much in common, polyester does increase our dependence on fossil fuels. And when you’...
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Tips for a Comfortable Stay-at-Home Lifestyle

Tips for a Comfortable Stay-at-Home Lifestyle
Tips for a Comfortable Stay-at-Home Lifestyle Even as stay-at-home guidelines are loosening, many of us are still working from home and playing at home as well. It’s a challenging time when our lifestyles are hardly recognizable from what they were just 3 months ago and may continue to be so to some extent into the future. Instead of shopping at our usual stores, there is a regular stream of de...
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What is Sustainable Fashion?

What is Sustainable Fashion?
What Is Sustainable Fashion? Most people don’t realize this, but mainstream fashion is one of the largest contributors to worldwide pollution—second only to the fossil fuel industry. The use of animal-based materials, synthetics derived from fossil fuels, and the multiple chemicals involved in fabric production and dyeing, all make fashion a very dirty industry  In addition, clothing made from ...
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