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The North Wind

CLOTHING AND STYLE — The differences of places and an understanding of situations.

Opinion — Online thrift reselling

Megan Poe January 29, 2024

With the amount of (blissful) washed-up Northern alumni rebranding a previously fashionably conservative town in the U.P., there comes some aesthetic territory to be conquered by the current and following...

Mulholland in a group photo

Suit Up: The unconventional style of Lachlan Mulholland

Harry Stine March 3, 2023

On January 17, NMU began its winter semester, and a new student walked the halls of Jamrich. Wrapped in a lounge jacket, with bright, shiny colors that easily stood out in a crowd, Lachlan Mulholland began...

Opinion—Trouble finding your size? Blame vanity sizing

Opinion—Trouble finding your size? Blame vanity sizing

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor September 23, 2021
Maybe there’s hope for sizing to become more reliable if companies are incentivized to do so by the growing return rates and increase in online shopping. I’m not sure there’s much hope for letting go of the value judgments connected to our size tags, but I just have to cross my fingers. If vanity sizing continues to dictate jean sizes, in future years I might be picking more horrifying 000 jeans off the rack.
Fast fashion pollutes faster

Fast fashion pollutes faster

Calista Rockwell October 10, 2019

The majority of my adolescence was spent being stressed and urged to act for our planet. I knew early on that this problem was not one that could be solved overnight, and that big changes had to happen...

Student raises awareness for sustainable fashion

Amanda Monthei December 6, 2012

In a society where fashion can have an enormous influence on our lives, some may find it hard to imagine winter without new boots, summer without new dresses or life without new styles. In addressing...

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