The Outpost

How we’re buying and what we’re buying in the age of work from home

Gone are the days of hunting for that one unique piece of clothing that jumps out at you as you walk through Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, or Bloomingdale’s when you have an hour to yourself on a Saturday morning. Shopping used to be a fun visit to a department store or retailer but has now been replaced by scrolling through Instagram at home. The coronavirus pandemic has shifted how we shop, from exciting in-person finds at retailers to now digital discoveries online.

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Be responsible - How to dispose of your clothing properly

Be responsible - How to dispose of your clothing properly

Landfills are overflowing with our fashion waste. In the 1980’s, the average person bought 12 new items of clothing a year. The average person will now buy 68 garments annually, wearing each item a mere seven times before discarding it. Wasteful. You can make a difference by disposing of your used clothing in a responsible way.

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LumberUnion – Leading the Change

The fashion industry has long been dominated by large conglomerates whose focus has been on quick mass production of apparel, churning out millions of cheaply made garments. Demand better in your clothing and the companies that are making garments. At LumberUnion, we know what you want – quality clothing responsibility made that looks and feels amazing. From farm to hanger, we craft sustainable clothing that lasts.

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The slow shift away from Fast Fashion

LumberUnion women's t-shirt fanny bag

“Fast fashion” refers to inexpensive, popular fashion that takes designs from the runway and quickly produces them cheaply for consumer consumption. As one of the dirtiest industries in the world, fashion is tied with oil at being the worst offender in increasing climate change. Over the past year, “Slow fashion” has generated 90 million social impressions suggesting the beginning of a shift in shopping behaviors.

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A Facelift in 2019

A Facelift in 2019
We’re excited to announce that LumberUnion is getting a facelift! LumberUnion’s new look embodies the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

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