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THINX x Hazel & Rose

THINX x Hazel & Rose

I am beyond excited to host THINX for a two day pop-up event. So excited, in fact, that I had to set up a photo shoot with Megan McCarty and Athena Pelton to celebrate.

We had so much fun trying the Sport, Cheeky, and Hiphugger styles and pairing them with easy ethical fashion and NECO's bubblegum pink wall.

These styles and more will be available to see & buy IRL for just two days in the shop: Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23. We'll also be celebrating with 10% off store wide. RSVP here.

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I first came across THINX on (where else?) Facebook. I saw a post about this revolutionary new company putting up "risqué" ads on the New York Subway.

Except the ads weren't risqué, they were honest. They pointed out the biological fact that people with uteruses (uteri? I googled it and it turns out both are correct) get periods, and that they had created a panty that was "period-proof". THINX is unashamed to declare that they're here for people who get periods. They aim to #breakthetaboo.

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I was intrigued by the concept: reusable underwear that looks and feels like your everyday bikini or hipster but absorbs periods without feeling, well, gross? The idea was revolutionary and inherently sustainable when you consider the environmental impact of pads & tampons. From Life + Style + Justice:

The average woman has her period from 3-7 days per month, and goes through menstruation cycles from the age of 13 until the age of 51. That adds up to 456 total periods over 38 years.... another way of looking at the number is that most women will be on their period for about 6.25 years of their lives! 

The most common period-management products on the market are plastic-riddled pads and tampons in plastic tubes... which quickly add up in landfills and loaded with toxic chemicals that are harmful to women's bodies. That's thousands of bits of plastic and cotton that take hundreds of years to decompose.  

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You may be thinking, "wait, what? Underwear that I can wear during my period without a pad, tampon, or cup*? Won't I feel like I'm wearing a diaper? How will I wash it? Are you SURE it won't leak?"

The answers (in order) are: yes (on medium and light days), no it will not, rinse by hand and then wash with the rest of your delicates (on cold and without fabric softener), and YES.

THINX has invented this amazing lining technology that allows pairs to hold up to two tampons worth of liquid while keeping you dry and clean. And they look and feel amazing.

Still skeptical? Come to the pop-up to see for yourself. THINX also offers a 60-day money-back guarantee for first-time buyers.

*if you haven't tried using a silicon cup, you 100% should because it is a game-changer. I'll never go back. 

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On top of creating a modern & sustainable product, THINX gives back while doing it. 

For every pair of THINX sold, the company sends funds to AFRIpads, who in turn creates reusable pads for young girls, keeping them in school every day and giving young women jobs. You can read all about it here

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Photographer: Athena Pelton

Model: Megan McCarty

Studio: NECO

Wardrobe: THINX & Hazel & Rose

REIFhaus Aros Sweater

Kordal Cleo Sweater

Sechung Mock Top

Summer Outfitting: Linen

Summer Outfitting: Linen

Linen is the perfect fabric for summer.

It's lightweight. It's cool to the touch. It absorbs moisture and dries fast. And it's sustainable! Linen is a natural fabric made from flax, which grows without pesticides and is transformed into fabric without chemicals. 

It's no wonder that our favorite designers featured linen in their spring/summer collections. Below are some favorites, and you can shop the full summer linen collection here.

It wouldn't be a summer outfitting feature without a dress. Not only is this Kimono dress by Study made from a cool blue striped linen, it's also a zero waste design - no fabric was left on the cutting floor when this dress was cut & sewn at the BF+DA in New York. This dress looks amazing belted, worn loose, or unbuttoned and worn as a sleeveless duster jacket. Oh, and it's a dress with pockets. Case closed.

The Fielding Pant by Wray is a linen/cotton blend, giving it a little more structure while maintaining that summertime feel. The pleated high rise makes this pant perfect for cropped tees and tanks. Or just throw them on over your bathing suit and head to the beach because SUMMER.

What's more fun than fringe? The Mara tank by Kordal is a lightweight linen knit made in New York. Add your favorite jeans or a bold printed or brightly colored pant, or really embrace summertime (and throw drink spilling caution to the wind) and don an all-white ensemble.

Megan Huntz's Atley pant elevates linen with a tailored waist, dramatic pleats, and a cropped wide leg. What this photo doesn't show you is that this pant is also fully lined with a cotton/silk fabric, making them feel like luxurious pajama pants. Heeled sandals and a silk tank make this an excellent summer date night look.

This dress is so fantastic, it had to be featured twice - that hairflippingly-awesome open back at the top of the post belongs to this gem. The Valencia dress by Winsome has a uniquely modern design with its high/low wrap skirt and practically epitomizes summer days and nights. And, again, pockets!

Fashion Revolution - Who Made My Clothes?

Fashion Revolution - Who Made My Clothes?

Fashion Revolution is in its third year, and it's no longer just a day, it's a week. A week to ask brands #whomademyclothes, demanding transparency and change in the industry. Although, in the words of Tara St. James, Study NY founder, "next year maybe [it will be] a month, and one day soon we can only hope it will be a common [question] for consumers to ask."

What is Fashion Revolution? 

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed. 1134 people were killed, and over 2500 were injured.  It is the deadliest garment factory accident in history. It became apparent that greater transparency was needed in the fashion industry, and Fashion Revolution was born.

#WhoMadeMyClothes 

In order to make the industry more transparent, Fashion Revolution encourages consumers to wear their clothes inside out to show the label and publicly ask brands "who made my clothes?". Our clothes are made by a person, and that person should be recognized as a fellow human being who deserves to be paid and treated fairly. 

#IMadeYourClothes

Brands are, in turn, asked to shared photos of the individuals making the clothing, demonstrating that they know their supply chain. That's important, because if a brand can't tell you who made your clothes, how can they be sure that workers are being paid fairly and working in an environment that is clean and safe? 

Get Involved

Events are happening around the world all week, and you can find one in your neighborhood here.  

If you can't make an event, or there isn't one happening near you, you can get involved by asking brands #whomademyclothes. Simply snap a photo of yourself wearing your favorite clothes inside out and share on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Tag the brand and ask them: #whomademyclothes?

You can also educate yourself on what's happening in the industry, why change is important, and where it is and is not happening. Hazel & Rose will be sharing articles and resources across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram all week, and Fashion Revolution has assembled an incredibly comprehensive list of resources