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Monthly News & Reads, September 2016

by Emily DeLong | 01 October 16

Hey friends!

I hope September was a great month for you. I cannot believe it's already October — where did the month go??

For this week's post, I wanted to let you in on what we were up to this September as well as share a few articles I've read and enjoyed recently. 


First, a bit of what we've been up to:

We've been working like crazy over here at Margu HQ to get our fall collection ready for its release! We've had a few setbacks, and some things have taken longer than anticipated, but the collection should be out very soon.

We've also been working on a website redesign that is going to be nothing short of amazing in addition to planning what we want our photography to look like this season.

It's getting hard to keep all this amazing stuff on the horizon a secret, but I'm trying my best not to give too much away.


We showed up on the internet once this month:

I did an interview for the Sustainable Fashion Directory, a website directory that links to a lot of awesome underground sustainable brands. You can check out the interview here.


A few links to articles around the web I enjoyed this month:

Why basically every zipper says YKK on it.

"Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition."

Some great print-matching style inspiration.

Cobalt is an essential part of smartphone batteries, but it comes with a shocking human cost.

How some clothing companies have managed to survive while producing in the US.

A fascinating read on a the life of the relatively unknown black fashion designer Ann Lowe.

A great response to the infamous Vogue.com article bashing bloggers.

The inevitable trade-offs of living sustainably.

If you don't have time to rewatch the entire show before November 25, here's a list of the 28 most essential episodes of Gilmore Girls you should rewatch.

A look at the difference between rationality and intelligence.

A look into the minimalism of the modern office and how it encourages working from everywhere, and nowhere, at the same time.

How not to let social media get the best of you without unplugging.

A look into the political history of pockets on women's clothing.

The huge problems with not only trashing your old clothes, but donating them too.

A great DIY toner recipe.

What "boyfriend" clothing is really all about.

By designing for an average size, we can end up designing clothing that fits no one.

The sexy history of the pencil skirt.

No, workplace sexism is not just in your head.

Everything you need to know about consigning your clothing.

An artist left a dress in the Dead Sea for two months, and it became a salt-encrusted masterpiece.

How to make a difference when you don't have a ton of money.