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In this episode of The Slaw: Staying on top of Pittsburgh, we talk to Jessa Gibboney about slow fashion in Pittsburgh. Jessa is a Very Local contributor who writes about small business and has profiled several local vintage shops for Very Local. For our collaboration of the week, we spotlight the monthly Pittsburgh Record Night. We’ve got the details on what to drink and how to stay warm at Grist House’s Fire Fest.
Header photo courtesy of Jessa Gibboney.
Jessa Gibboney on Slow Fashion in Pittsburgh
Meet Jessa Gibboney
Jessa’s style influences:
What is slow fashion?
Jessa and Stephanie discuss some of the ideas of slow fashion – thrifting and reuse, and the idea of being more mindful about what you are purchasing.
Slow fashion, the alternative to fast fashion and part of what has been called the “slow movement”, advocates for principles similar to the principles of slow food, such as good quality, clean environment, and fairness for both consumers and producers.
Pittsburgh Secondhand stores for kids
- Kid to Kid – North Hills
- Once Upon A Child – Monroeville
- Bellwood Preschool KidsStuff Sale – a consignment sale to benefit the school
Slow Fashion in Pittsburgh
Nisha Blackwell makes bow ties with repurposed textiles.
Highway Robbery Vintage (website)
- Now offers reworked vintage
[Read our story on Highway Robbery Vintage’s shop on Carson Street]
Old Flame Mending (website)
- Clothing repair in Pittsburgh
Style 412 (website)
- Pittsburgh fashion collective
More Slow Fashion Resources
- Fashion Revolution
- Slow Fashion Season – a challenge where consumers agree to give up shopping for three months
Jessa’s Favorite Vintage & Thrift Stores
- Three Pigs Collective // Lawrenceville
- ruhling woven // Lawrenceville
- Kid to Kid // North Hills
- Highway Robbery Vintage // Southside
- Red White & Blue on Ohio River Blvd.
A very Pittsburgh Collaboration: Pittsburgh Record Night
Pittsburgh Record Night is a bring-your-own record night that takes place at The Park House on the first Saturday of the month.
Follow PghRecordNight on Facebook for updates.
Events: Fire Fest @ Grist House on Saturday, December 7
We’ve got all of the details on Grist House’s Fire Fest here. Note that this is Fire Fest, not Fyre fest. Grist House points out that FEMA tents will not be needed for this event.
Cozy up at @GristHouse. 🔥
Our preview of 'Fire Fest' – an outdoor winter party – includes a peek at the four beers being released AND a walkthrough of the food truck lineup.
It's all happening on Saturday, Dec 7.https://t.co/5Q8ksuUSbl
— Very Local PGH (@VeryLocalPGH) December 3, 2019
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