Tag Archives: alt luxe

Finding the Fit: Diana Slavin

Diana Slavin Collection

By Regina Connell. What is value, when it comes to clothing? What is worth paying for, what is not? There’s an old model, which is retail (offline or on; big chains or indie boutiques), that tries to define this. It’s full of waste and … Continue reading

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AltLuxe: Peak Curtains

AltLuxe: Peak Curtains

By Regina Connell. It became a meme a couple of months ago, this notion of “peak curtains.” This pithy phrase came from Steve Howard, IKEA’s head of sustainability, speaking at The Guardian’s Sustainable Business debate. The full quote was, “In the West, … Continue reading

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The New Luxury: End of Empire Stuff

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By Regina Connell. Despite the fact that the world is full of strife on one end and bad taste on the other, I’m not one to let these things get me too terribly down. But there was one thing that … Continue reading

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The New Luxury: When “Ethics” Are Not Enough

Adidas made from ocean waste, image courtesy of AdWeek

By Regina Connell. Don’t get me wrong. I do love bunnies. I do love artisans. I do love the earth. I do love people (for the most part). But the Ethical Marketing Machine? Not so much. I used to be a big … Continue reading

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