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  • TOUT savoir sur les braderies

    TOUT savoir sur les braderies

    La saison des braderies arrive à grands pas et la plupart des designers québécois sont en pleine préparation! En effet, La Grande Braderie de Mode Québécoise produite par Anne De Shalla est l’un des événements mode les plus courus par les fashionistas et les chasseurs (ses) d’aubaines.  

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  • The art of cultivating haste for more happiness!

    The art of cultivating haste for more happiness!

    In the era of instantaneity, the accessibility of information, fast food, fast fashion, there is a beautiful feeling closely linked to happiness that we cultivate very rarely: haste.

    Having more and more easy access to credit, to the possibility of paying our goods and services in 108 installments, we move away, unconsciously, from this feeling of haste. We talk a lot about cultivating joy, gratitude, slowing down. In a process of personal growth, one of the next salutary steps is to learn to appreciate, to cultivate haste. Haste is a transformative feeling, for life in general, but also in the way of consuming.

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  • Travelling? 5 easy tips to get your travelling clothes ready

    Travelling? 5 easy tips to get your travelling clothes ready

    It's the time of year when glittering snowflakes, the joy of winter sports and even the warmth of a wood fire are no longer enough to appreciate Quebec's winter ... Like many other Quebeckers, you might be planning for a small (or a big) trip south this month.  Unless you are one of those, who are more patient. Your trip planning might be for the summer of 2019 as a family, in a unique destination.

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  • Vêtements et estime de soi en reconstruction

    Vêtements et estime de soi en reconstruction

    Depuis peu, j’ai réalisé que je m’étais oublié, moi la femme, et non juste la mère, l’épouse, la fille, la sœur et l’amie. Je choisissais mes vêtements entre deux courses pour la maison, l’épicerie et toutes ces tâches quotidiennes qui viennent vite prendre toute la place dans notre quotidien.

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  • Clothes and self esteem in reconstruction

    Clothes and self esteem in reconstruction

    Recently, I realized that I had forgotten myself, the woman, and not just the mother, the wife, the daughter, the sister and the friend. I chose my clothes between two races for the house, the grocery store and all these daily tasks that quickly take up all the space in our daily life.

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  • Is recycled sustainable?

    Is recycled sustainable?

    Have you heard lately of giant retailers putting bins in their stores to recuperate clothes? Do you know that less than one per cent of clothing is recycled to make new clothing? Customers are urged to donate "any clothes or home textiles that are no longer wanted or needed" so they can be "given a new purpose."

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  • Exclusive "SAVE & SWAP" evening

    Exclusive "SAVE & SWAP" evening

    Exclusive "SAVE & SWAP" evening

    Friday, september 28th 2018 from 4 pm to 9 pm

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  • Happiness in little things

    Happiness in little things

    Positive thinking, happy messages on mugs, downloadable files, clothes, can these practices really increase our level of happiness?

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  • Braderies: your know-it-all guide to this BIG sale event

    Braderies: your know-it-all guide to this BIG sale event

    The upcoming season of “braderies” is at our doorstep and most of Quebec designers are in full preparation! Indeed, the Grande Braderie de Mode Québécoise produced by Anne De Shalla is one of the preferred fashion events of fashionistas and bargain hunters.   

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  • Upcycling project: recycled fabric book cover

    Upcycling project: recycled fabric book cover

    It’s back to school time! We offer you an ecological alternative to plastic book cover. Here are the instructions to create it with fabric, it's simple, ifast and easy to make! Mesure the book you want to cover; open. Then add 5cm by sides and 2 cm for top and bottom and here you go!

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