In this episode of The Slaw: Staying on top of Pittsburgh, we talk to Jessa Gibboney about slow fashion in Pittsburgh. Jessa is a Very Local contributor who writes about small business and has profiled several local vintage shops for Very Local. For our collaboration of the week, we spotlight the monthly Pittsburgh Record Night. We’ve got the details on what to drink and how to stay warm at Grist House’s Fire Fest.
Jessa Gibboney on Slow Fashion in Pittsburgh Meet Jessa Gibboney
Jessa’s website is Wavy Alabaster and she is also a contributor to Very Local. You can follow Jessa on Instagram @Jessa_Gibboney & Twitter @Jessa_Gibboney.
Jessa’s style influences:
Nature Her daughter Leandra Medine, founder of the blog Man Repeller Stella McCartney
What is slow fashion? Jessa and Stephanie discuss some of the ideas of slow fashion - thrifting and reuse, and the idea of being more mindful about what you are purchasing.
Slow fashion, the alternative to fast fashion and part of what has been called the "slow movement", advocates for principles similar to the principles of slow food, such as good quality, clean environment, and fairness for both consumers and producers.
The term slow fashion comes from this 2007 article in The Ecologist by Kate Fletcher.
Pittsburgh Secondhand stores for kids Kid to Kid - North Hills Once Upon A Child - Monroeville Bellwood Preschool KidsStuff Sale - a consignment sale to benefit the school
Slow Fashion in Pittsburgh Knotzland (website)
Nisha Blackwell makes bow ties with repurposed textiles.
[Read our story on how Knotzland was featured in a YouTube ad]
Highway Robbery Vintage (website)
Now offers reworked vintage
[Read our story on Highway Robbery Vintage’s shop on Carson Street]
Old Flame Mending (website)
Clothing repair in Pittsburgh
Style 412 (website)
Pittsburgh fashion collective More Slow Fashion Resources Fashion Revolution Slow Fashion Season - a challenge where consumers agree to give up shopping for three months Jessa’s Favorite Vintage & Thrift Stores
Three Pigs Collective // Lawrenceville ruhling woven // Lawrenceville Kid to Kid // North Hills Highway Robbery Vintage // Southside Red White & Blue on Ohio River Blvd. A very Pittsburgh Collaboration: Pittsburgh Record Night Pittsburgh Record Night is a bring-your-own record night that takes place at The Park House on the first Saturday of the month.
Follow PghRecordNight on Facebook for updates.
Events: Fire Fest @ Grist House on Saturday, December 7. We’ve got all of the details on Grist House’s Fire Fest here. Note that this is Fire Fest, not Fyre fest. Grist House points out that FEMA tents will not be needed for this event.
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