Monday, December 8th, 2008
hello everyone! i hope you had a great weekend! :)
i know i didn’t write on friday, but that doesn’t mean i was slacking off on making dresses! :P i did make a dress!
click to elarge
the material is all knit, but it has a lining so you don’t have to worry about the material stretching! and i have to let you know, that the main material (the print part) is a vintage material and it has some wool in it. i decided not to use wool since this february, but i had bought this before and it is vintage. but if you are against wool even if it’s vintage, this one wouldn’t be good for you. and i wanna let you know that, we certainly do not buy any new wool material because we are boycotting the crazy wool industry (read here)
and we will be sure to let you know if a dress using a vintage material has any wool in it. though i’m not a big fan of wool material and not buying the new ones either, this is a rare occasion that i made a dress with a vintage with wool material, i just wanted to make sure people would be aware when it does have wool.
and here are the dinner i failed on friday!
and i made more curry, greens and bean and corn salad on sunday!
taste even better the next day! :)
and today’s dinner. i didn’t waste the pumpkin balls from friday, i turned them in to croquettes! i don’t like frying, so i baked them instead, and of course, it’s vegan! :)
i was very proud that the croquettes were yummy! :) and i’m also very proud of the southern greens recipe i invented! and the bean and corn salad was really good too, so, i’ll be putting up some recipes here soon :) Who said vegan foods are boring!? bring them to my dinner table! :P
i did make one dress today, but i forgot to take a pic, so i will put it up tomorrow:) i’m going to manhattan for fabric shopping tomorrow, yay! let it be not freezing, please!!
have a great night, guys!
Monday, October 20th, 2008
Juicy couture adopted fur-free policy!
this is exciting!! I do remember the days when i was little and saying real fur is so much better. I was such an ignorant little girl. i had no idea what horrible things people were doing to produce fur as cheap as possible, it is unbearable. Once I learned how terrible things are done to the animals, I never wore real fur. it’s been years since i learned the terrible facts, now i see real fur and all i see in that is blood and sufferings, and i got so sad and frustrated that i couldn’t do much for them. i might not have much power, but if we all get together, we can have so much power and influence to help the animals! if all the consumers stop wearing them, the providers (designers, manufacturers, etc) will learn that they don’t have to use fur, be assured people will keep buying their products without real fur.
you can sign up to be fur free here! http://www.furisdead.com/pledge-furfree.asp?c=chfrplg
anyways! you can read about the Juicy couture going fur free,sorry it’s so wordy, I just pasted from the newsletter i get.
“PETA has had a cooperative relationship with Liz Claiborne Inc. for many years. Through our work together, the company has made—and continues to make—many great strides to reduce the suffering of animals who are used and abused in the clothing industry.
We would like to share an exciting development that has resulted from our discussions with Liz Claiborne Inc.: Juicy Couture—a high-end clothing company owned by Liz Claiborne Inc.—has now adopted a permanent fur-free policy. While Juicy Couture is still selling some fur items that were stocked before this policy was adopted, it has assured us that no new fur items will be procured and that as soon as the current stock of items has gone, the company will be completely fur-free.
We applaud Liz Claiborne and Juicy Couture for making this move, which will spare animals from suffering all the torment and abuse inherent in fur production.
Unfortunately, some companies continue to sell fur despite the fact that new evidence of horrific cruelty is exposed year after year. PETA Asia-Pacific’s recent undercover investigation in the Shandong region of China, for instance, produced video footage of rabbits who kicked and screamed as they were slaughtered. Another investigation into rabbit fur farms in France showed similar cruelty.
We need you to speak out and let the world know that it is never OK for any company to sell fur. Please let your voice be heard by urging these holdouts to go fur-free once and for all! ….”