Candor Thoughts: A Blog on Life, Sustainability, Art, and Fashion

  • My Introduction to Thrifting

    · By Mecca McDonald

      Written by Maddy Kye I did not go thrifting for the first time until I was sixteen. I received hand-me-downs from relatives and neighbors, I shopped clearance and sales, but I did not thrift. Ingrained in me was this idea that thrifting was not meant for me, a middle class teenager. Still, ultimately, my curiosity got the best of me, and one of my high school friends, who thrifted regularly, brought me along with her to a thrift store local to my hometown, Huntington, New York.  Prior to going to a thrift store myself, I had vastly underestimated the...

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  • What is Greenwashing

    · By Jomi Ogunlaja

    Is Greenwashing bad or are we just making a big deal about it? Before we can decide if greenwashing is bad, we need to understand what greenwashing means. According to Investopedia Greenwashing is a marketing process when a company falsely claims or provides information about how their products are eco-friendly. This is unfortunate because a consumer may want to be more helpful and consider the environment by either buying fashion items or day-to-day items and just to be deceived like that, it’s not okay.  There are companies out there even the popular ones that use greenwashing as a marketing tactic. ...

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  • The Tea about Fast Fashion

    · By Jomi Ogunlaja

    So why are we buying from fast fashion brands again? Let's begin by defining “fast fashion”. Fast fashion is a method where a brand tries to makes their clothing as fashionable, trendy, and affordable in the eyes of the consumer. Okay, so you might wonder "Why is it so bad?" "What's wrong with buying affordable clothing?" "What's wrong with wanting trendy clothing?" Fast Fashion is terrible. Fast fashion is the one of the leading industries that contributes to polluting the environment. Every year fashion companies bring out at least 150 million clothing items. Every season, new clothing items are going to be...

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  • Full Time Start Up Owner

    · By Mecca McDonald

    Learning and navigating what it means to be self-employed after college.
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