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Posted On December 25, 2014By admin108In Fashion, January 2015 - Beginnings

Fashion: The Empowerment Plan

One person in every 42 people in the city of Detroit is homeless. Shelters are often overcrowded, overwhelmed and under-supported to provide support for every person in need. Too often those in need of even basic necessities, such as food and shelter, have to fend for themselves on the streets. This is reality for over 20,000 Detroiters who have become trapped in the cycle of homelessness. Detroit’s automotive industry was ground zero for the economic downturn, with a terrible toll in jobs lost and homes foreclosed. The social safety netRead More
This month, Parvati Magazine spoke with Mark Paigen, the founder of Osmium, a Massachusetts-based men’s wear company with a strong set of values. Parvati Magazine: What makes Osmium different from other men’s wear manufacturers? Mark Paigen: Our mission is to change the way men buy and consume goods. We are part of a broader “Quality Revolution” – a movement that encourages people to buy fewer items of better quality. We believe that buying durable, American made goods has tremendous benefits for consumers, our economy and the environment. We are theRead More
This month, Parvati Magazine speaks with Caterina Mazzotta, the founder of Toronto- and Chicago-based eco-fashion line Kali Clothing. Parvati Magazine: What led you to found Kali Clothing and why the name? Caterina Mazzotta: Growing up I could never find anything I liked while shopping in stores so I sewed a majority of my wardrobe. I earned a BA in Environmental Politics from York University in Toronto while continuing to sew and one day I realized I could fuse my two passions together – sustainability and fashion. I searched for moreRead More
I have to admit that I have experienced a certain sense of happiness after going shopping. The last time it happened was when my girlfriend and me decided to take one afternoon off our hectic work schedule to go to out outlet mall.  For those few hours, we laughed, engaged in girl-talk, and of course, we tried on a lot of clothes. It was so fun because it’s not something that we both normally do. When I came home, I noticed that as I unpacked, I had a certain senseRead More
I would think that after one of the most miserable winters that we’ve all experienced this winter we would be EXTRA happy about the arrival of spring! And we won’t be fussy. We’ll take any kind of spring, as long it’s anything above 10 Celsius! All joking aside, I just know that as the warm weather starts to make its long awaited appearance, we all start feeling more alive. And what other way to express that than with fashion! Here are the top trends for Spring 2014. Pastels are hugeRead More
One of my favorite Albert Einstein quotes is as follows: “The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” To me, this quote is incredibly powerful and yet it’s so simple. Human beings are adverse to change; we are creatures of habit. Too many of us are so afraid of what others think of us. We are so dependent on the approval of our parents, spouses and friends that we tend to shush that little voice inside ofRead More

Posted On February 22, 2014By admin108In Fashion, March 2014 - Charm

Fashion: Charms, by Renia Pruchnicki

A charm refers to those dangly attachments that you find on bracelets or sometimes on necklaces. It’s been a staple in fashion jewelry dated back to the earliest history records. It’s not known for sure how this trend came to be, but some sources suggest that wearing charms may have begun as a form of protection to ward off evil spirits. There is evidence that charms were worn during the pre-historic period. Cave drawings suggest that charms were made from shells and animal bones. Later, as time progressed they wereRead More
The fashion industry is a powerful one. Think about it; if it weren’t for the fashion industry we’d all be walking around naked all the time!  This powerful industry has created countless jobs. It took women out of suffering by getting them to work during the war which brought them to a level of independence never experienced before. The 1920s were an era where women were suffering. Fashion’s response was the flapper; with her pixie crop hair and trousers, this was true reflection of the radical changes that enabled femaleRead More
Last month, Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia played host to Fair@Square, the nation’s biggest fair trade and ethical festival. This free public event, put on by Moral Fairground, celebrated ethical and sustainable consumption and provided fair trade purchase options in time for the holiday season. It was kicked off by the announcement of the winner of the Ethical Enterprise Award, Western Desert Dialysis. Following this, two days were filled with activities including live cooking demonstrations, fashion shows, music, children’s activities and creative displays. Six pop-up Fair Fashion shows took placeRead More
It wasn’t so long ago that music, fashion and art shocked us. Think of Sid Vicious, Madonna, The Smiths, Cyndi Lauper and Marilyn Manson, just to name a few. Music and fashion were sometimes used to express feelings about government or other delicate issues. The gothic look in fashion is another example of this expression. Things have gotten to a point where it seems nothing could shock us. These days the shock lies in the niceness that is offered. In a time where little shocks us, the world is slowlyRead More