"THE SUSU GAL" BLOG

MY INTEREST IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION

MY INTEREST IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Hi everyone! I’m Hannah, the new intern here at SUSU Accessories. I’m a 19 year old college student here in Chicago. I’m attending Columbia College Chicago for fashion merchandising. But I’ve been considering switching to study fashion history. I'm very interested in eco friendly, and fair trade fashion. As well as up cycling and thrifted fashion.  So why is all of this relevant? Well, as of the past 6 months or so, I’ve been increasingly wrapped up in the impending climate crisis we are facing. I’ve been changing my habits pretty dramatically, reducing my consumption, and doing lots of research...

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OUR URBAN FANTASY

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OUR URBAN FANTASY

Hi friends! When brainstorming about the inspiration and mood of our next collection, we knew we wanted to take things on a very different direction. While keeping with the amazing quality and authenticity of our products, it kept swirling in our minds the comments from some people new to SUSU, in which they loved the bags but wouldn't know where to wear them to, how to style them and even if they would look good on them. Invariably, every time I personally had this conversation with anyone, as soon as I put their favorite SUSU Bag on them and show...

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WELCOME TO THE GUILD

WELCOME TO THE GUILD

Working towards growing your business is hard work, as almost every single entrepreneur can attest. The idea of "being your own boss therefore working less" is a big fallacy if one's goal is to make your business a meaningful enterprise continuously producing quality products and steady, fairly paid work to everyone involved. That's why it is so important that we, as small business owners and women, support each other! 

Within my journey I have been blessed to meet like minded individuals with the same work ethic and sense of ethical responsibility. We partnered up together to make something amazing following the idea of THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN ITS INDIVIDUAL PARTS. Enter: The Guild.

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WHY I BECAME INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION

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WHY I BECAME INTERESTED IN SUSTAINABLE FASHION

Shopping sustainably and ethically is a relatively new conversation within the fashion industry. A year ago not many were aware about the mistreatment of workers in the textile industry. Fortunately, with many individuals pushing towards transparency, companies have been exposed of their unethical practices. I became interested in the conversation when I discovered the work of Hoda Katebi.

By Alia Ansari

Student Bachelor of Arts in International Studies DePaul University

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WHAT MAKES A BUSINESS FAIR TRADE

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WHAT MAKES A BUSINESS FAIR TRADE

In honor of World Fair Trade Day on Saturday May 11th, we at SUSU Accessories thought we would share what makes us proud to be part of the Fair Trade movement!

By Alia Ansari

Student Bachelor of Arts in International Studies DePaul University

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