In a world obsessed with throwaway trends and fast fashion, sustainable designers can be hard to come by. Shopping for handcrafted garments and secondhand pieces are ways to avoid throwing out your closet every season. British menswear designer Steven Stokey-Daley creates responsibly from vintage fabrics and deadstock materials. His clothes, inspired by Britain's elite upper class, have been spotted on men's fashion icon Harry Styles, engraining the designer's name as one of the most exciting in the fashion industry.

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Becoming a full-time entrepreneur can be a difficult decision to make. There’s a lot at stake, and it truly requires a lot of patience, discipline, money management, and a strong support system. While making sacrifices to pursue any dream is just part of the process, with entrepreneurship it can also require a level of risk-taking that many aren’t accustomed to. 

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Growing up in Seattle, Chris Benz always had an eye for style. He recalls to Teen Vogue Magazine that he refused to conform to what was considered the norm or fashionable. He remembers skimming through fashion magazines during late nights until he discovered that Parsons accepted a small selection of high school juniors into their program, he applied and was accepted at age seventeen. 

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Fashion is a form of expression and it’s exciting to find up-and-coming designers who try new and bold concepts in the industry. But, who knew bold could be so familiar? For me, looking for the right style can be difficult. Sometimes, I’ll throw on a solid varsity jacket for a street-wear getup, maybe a black windbreaker for a tech-wear-inspired outfit, and if all else fails, I know I can’t go wrong with a full-on normcore of t-shirt and jeans.

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Luxury leather handbags, fair trade, and ethical standards strike a movement across oceans with a burst of philanthropy and a dash of couture in a brand called Behno, founded by Shivam Punjya. 

Behno means sister in hindi and gujarati, the native language of many of the companies’ garment workers. The idea was to bring about a collectiveness in their mission, and honor the working women in a humanitarian way rather than a degrading way; they are sisters, family, a community sharing experiences and parallel lives. For Shivam, it was the business model and factory implementations that struck his vision first, the fashion design work laid out secondary like a path beneath his every footstep. 

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