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Melanie DiSalvo

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VIRTUE + VICE WAS FOUNDED TO EMPOWER AND CELEBRATE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE OUR CLOTHES, AND THE WOMEN THAT WEAR THEM It's easy to get lost in the glitz and glam of the fashion industry, but when you start to look beyond the celebrities, photo shoots, and exclusive parties, you learn that two of the most important groups that make fashion possible are often forgotten about. They are the people who make our clothes, and YOU, the woman wearing them.

Cheap vs Expensive Denim – what’s the difference?

This week I break down what you are really buying when you purchase a $50 pair of denim jeans, a $100 pair, and a...

TEXTILES 101 – What is Wool? A Complete Guide

New to the fashion world? Welcome :) To help catch you up to speed, virtue + vice is offering free mini-courses. We will be...

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes Even Meat-Eaters Will Love

It’s that time of year again, Thanksgiving - a favorite of mine, a day when overeating is actually celebrated. For some reason, there always...

Ayurvedic Colors and Healing Clothing

It would be a pretty boring world if we all just wore off-white cotton colored clothes - we need color! In ayurvedic dying, plants...

BIODYNAMIC FARMING – What is it?

Move over organic and fair trade, the newcomer to the sustainable and ethical fashion scene is clothing made by harnessing the power of astrology....

Guide To Secret Jaipur Shopping Spots

Every brand from West Elm to Urban Outfitters, to Ralph Lauren is in Jaipur shopping for inspiration. Jaipur is a hub for artisan fashion....

6 Totally Free Ways to Instantly Become a More Sustainable Fashionista

Fashion has been touted as the second most polluting industry in the world, and that’s not hard to believe considering it takes over 713 gallons of water...

WCW: Jazzmine Rain offers advise on how to move abroad and start a sustainable...

Jazzmine Raine, of the website Sunshine and Raine, was the very first blogger I worked with after launching virtue + vice last year. What inspired...

do sustainable fashionistas buy rayon? the answer may surprise you!

It feels like everyday conscious women are being told a new fiber is destroying the planet, and they need to overhaul their closets. To...

WCW: Kathy of Botanical Colors Tells Us About Opportunities in Unexpected Places

photo cred: Botanical Colors Kathy of Botanical Colors was one of our amazing sponsors for last weeks Fashion Revolution event at Brand Assembly. In case...