May 13, 2021

Jen Munoz’s fashion picks for spring

April Showers Bring May Flowers…

We could all use a reminder that even things that seem unpleasant like heavy rain in April, can bring enjoyable ones like an abundance of flowers in May. Jen Munoz joined AM Extra Wednesday to share some unique rainy day items, along with some festive floral ones to help brighten the next few months!

April Showers 

For the littles: 

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The zero waste fashion designer taking over TikTok

Fast fashion is a spiralling problem for European consumers. In 2019, the UN reported that the fashion industry is responsible for 8-10 per cent of global carbon emissions.

Not only does the production of textiles require a lot of water and produce a lot of CO2, but many of these products end up going to landfill or being incinerated, instead of actually being worn.

Wasted clothing is where the damage of fast fashion is felt the most. In Europe, UK consumers buy the most items out of all other European markets, with each person purchasing an estimated 26.7kg of clothing

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LETTERS: El Paso County master plan; pursuing the vagrant lifestyle | Opinion

El Paso County master plan

As chairman of the Black Forest Land Use Committee, I take exception to Tom Cronin and Bob Loevy (April 4) regarding the new El Paso County master plan. They claim that a major cause of concern in unincorporated El Paso County is the 5-acre “ranchettes” that have large lawns and consume huge amounts of non-renewable Denver Basin water. The reality is that the ranchettes spread out the development and preserve the water (as well as the trees and wildlife.)

I live on one of those ranchettes and we do not water any lawn nor do

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Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow, opens for Givenchy at Paris Fashion Week

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

Givenchy released its first runway show with creative director Matthew M. Williams at the helm, and the recorded film for Paris Fashion Week was opened by 22-year-old Meadow Walker, the daughter of late actor Paul Walker. The actor, best known for starring in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, died in 2013.

Meadow Walker is signed to DNA Models in New York and kicked off the year with an ad campaign for Proenza Schouler’s Pre-Fall 2021 collection, followed by the label’s runway show at New York Fashion Week.

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Meadow Walker opened Givenchy’s autumn-winter 2021 presentation. Credit:

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Artisans in India struggle to survive in fashion’s ‘invisible supply chains’

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN

Before the pandemic, Gayatri Khanna’s Mumbai-based embroidery firm used to work on luxury garments and accessories for some of the world’s biggest fashion houses.

Now, she said, some of them won’t even answer her calls.

“These are people who we have spoken to for years and years,” she said during a phone interview. “And suddenly there’s no news, or even a ‘What’s going on?’ Or, ‘How is the business?'”

Amid a coronavirus crisis that is pushing India’s hospitals to breaking point, collapsing demand for apparel in the West is also having a devastating knock-on effect
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Dolce&Gabbana suing 2 U.S. fashion bloggers for defamation

The Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana has filed a defamation suit in an Italian court seeking over $600 million in damages from two U.S. fashion bloggers who reposted anti-Asian comments attributed to one of the designers that led to a boycott by Asian consumers.

The suit was filed in Milan civil court in 2019 but only became public this week when the bloggers posted about it on their Instagram account, Diet Prada. Their feed is widely followed in the fashion world for its cutting commentary on unoriginality in designs and on social issues.

“This whole case is a way of trying

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International Women’s Day 2021: 101 best women-owned brands

Despite the frequent interchangeability of phrases like “women-owned” and “female-founded,” the two terms aren’t always related — a female-founded brand might not be owned by a woman anymore and a presently-women-owned business might not have been founded by a woman. During social-minded instances like International Women’s Day, understanding what each label denotes could mean the difference between supporting a brand that’s actually run by women, or one that happens to have women working within it, for example Proactiv was founded by two female dermatologists is now owned by Nestlé.

SKIP AHEAD Women-owned products | Women-owned brands

47 percent of

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Penn State Harrisburg student is a rising star in the sustainable fashion industry

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A Penn State Harrisburg freshman is quickly working her way up in the sustainable fashion community. One of her dresses made out of masks and newspapers is now on display at the Art Association of Harrisburg.

Sustainable fashion is becoming increasingly trendy. For Carley Furlow, it involves making clothes out of things that would otherwise be thrown away.

Her dress being featured at the art association is for the gallery exhibit “Figuratively Speaking,” where every piece of art

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