"THE SUSU GAL" BLOG — fair trade

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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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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A SIMPLE GUIDE FOR SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING

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A SIMPLE GUIDE FOR SUSTAINABLE SHOPPING

I became interested in sustainable fashion during my college career when I found myself paying closer attention to the fast fashion industries I was investing so much money into. It was very common for my friends and I to go out shopping once a month or so and pick up new and trendy pieces. After some time, I began to question why the clothes were so affordable and how the companies were able to produce new collections so rapidly. Thus began my interest in the realm of sustainable fashion.

By Alia Ansari

Student Bachelor of Arts in International Studies DePaul University

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WAYÚU MOCHILA: THE ONLY HANDBAG YOU'LL EVER NEED

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WAYÚU MOCHILA: THE ONLY HANDBAG YOU'LL EVER NEED

When on the go, most of us have a "go to" style of handbag we end up using time and time again, in spite of owning many more. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, if that "go to" style is comfortable, versatile and fashion forward. The problem is most of us stop at comfortable and tend to ignore the other two!! We end up looking exactly the same every day, unintentionally sporting a "uniform" and loosing all sense of style.  

Here is where I'd like to introduce the Wayúu Mochila.

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