Journal

At The FAB Team's ReUSE Centre, we come across so many different textiles and notions on our mission of rescuing all usable fabric from Canada's landfills. But our product release this week is truly special and unique, filled with the history of Vancouver's local garment production industry. Introducing our latest drop, Sweater Ribs with a historic local legacy. These Sweater Ribs have not been assembled, and are made in Vancouver by a knitting mill that has been working with the same circular knitting machinery for over 100 years! 

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While it is important to be aware of frivolous spending and consumerism on Black Friday, it’s equally important to keep in mind the small businesses all over the country who have also been eagerly anticipating this day. They have been hard at work curating beautiful offerings, often partnering with other local small businesses to do so for things like labels, packaging, and shipping materials. 
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Green Friday emboldens consumers to not shop at all on Black Friday, or to consider their needs and choose sustainable brands if they do need to purchase something that they will use. While also highlighting that the negative impacts of Black Friday, vastly outweigh the financial incentives offered, and the short lived joy of buying something. 
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