How to combat the lies of the fashion industry

Clothing is a visual representation of who we are but we've been lied to by the fashion industry.

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This photo was taken of Blake Smith's, CEO of's, daughter Charleston Jane.

Clothing is a visual representation of who we are but we’ve been lied to by the fashion industry. The lie is that we are not okay with what we have and that we need to buy things to become whole.

These lies were created by companies to create a cycle of fashion trends that get us to buy more & more of their goods.

But what if we could break free from this cycle?

Blake Smith, founder, and CEO of, shares how to read between the lines of these lies in his most recent TEDx talk. He went on a personal quest not only for himself but for his daughter.

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