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How Our Upcoming Collection Reduces Waste Through Thoughtful Design

Grace Brian

How Our Upcoming Collection Reduces Waste Through Thoughtful Design

There is more that goes into the design of a good product than just aesthetics. At Line + Tow we try to design around our values while still making clothing that is aesthetically pleasing. The challenges we are trying to solve in our garments fall into a few categories: Waste of initial resources and raw materials Extending garment life Versatile use of garment In this blog post we are going to explain how our clothing takes these design challenges into consideration. We are striving to make garments that change the way we think about our clothing.     Reducing waste of...

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The Line + Tow Supply Chain

Grace Brian

The Line + Tow Supply Chain

Welcome to an overview of the Line + Tow Supply Chain. We’re really happy that you took the time to get this blog post in front of you, and I hope that you choose to stay! Why? Because we think that you will learn something, and at the very least reading this will give you something to think about. What is a supply chain exactly? A supply chain is the path that a company follows to create an item starting with raw materials and ending with a finished product. A supply chain includes everything from processes to manufacturing and sourcing...

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Fast Fashion: At What Cost Do Young Consumers Say No?

Grace Brian

Fast Fashion: At What Cost Do Young Consumers Say No?

In the pursuit of appearing on-trend for bottom-dollar, consumers are contributing to an epidemic in the fashion and textile industry. The emergence of Fast Fashion, the industry’s equivalent to a McDonalds or Burger King, grew from the demand for designer clothing at inexpensive prices. Fast Fashion is defined as “an approach to the design, creation, and marketing of clothing fashions that emphasize making fashion trends quickly and cheaply available to customers” (Merriam-Webster). Although the effects of the current production and marketing methods of major retailers are widely unknown, Fast Fashion has an impact on everyone – from the consumers and...

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Life's Simple Truth: A Conscious Lifestyle

Grace Brian

Life's Simple Truth: A Conscious Lifestyle

For centuries, we have tried to find the answer to one seemingly simple question: How can we be happy? There are hundreds of answers and theories to this question which range from chemical to physical, and conceptual to material. But, what if, in all our searching we have been getting farther and farther from the answer? What if, what we yearn for, is simple after all? What if what we are searching for is more connection? Is the connection to the earth and the people around us the answer? We are, despite our efforts to distance ourselves, just animals after...

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Textile Basics No. 2: Fibers

Grace Brian

Textile Basics No. 2: Fibers

Following up the first post in our Textiles Basics series, we’re diving into one of the most important aspects of clothing - fibers! Like most, you probably have a general idea of fiber content in clothing. We all are aware of most popular fibers such as cotton and polyester, but do you where these materials come from? In this post, I’m going to give you the “run-down” on everything you need to know about fiber content and how to make sustainable decisions the next time you head to the mall.  Could you look at what you’re wearing right now...

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