Cool Twice – How Recycled Fashion is Taking Over the Market

Fashion, fortunately for the companies that involve themselves in it, changes all the time. Everyone knows that – it’s one of the things that make buying presents for the fashionista so darn hard. What’s in one moment is out the next: sometimes so quickly that one is never sure whether the thing that is now out was ever in at all, or whether one was mistaken all along. Fear not, though, for a new trend has hit the high street – one that ticks everyone’s box, no matter who they are. Recycled fashion – the art of making cool stuff out of stuff that used to be something else.

Fashion, of course, doesn’t simply apply to clothes. Home wares, kitchen items, decorative options: they all go through the fashion mill on a regular basis too. And some of the coolest stuff around, in these categories, is coming in from the recycling bin. Recycled Laundry Basket, Recycled Bins, Jewellery Rolls all made from the bits and pieces of older things.

Recycled fashion oozes ethnicity, in the coolest way possible – these things, which otherwise would have contributed to landfills in some of the poorest places in the world, have been resurrected as useful objects for the home and garden.

See, recycled fashion isn’t just about being cool – though cool it undeniably is. The recycled goods and clothes that make up the latest wave of awesome stuff to hit the UK market represent a unique opportunity for all the consumers. For once, the nation can buy something it really wants, and relax in the knowledge that, by buying, it’s helping another country to do something about its lack of opportunity.

The ethics of recycling fashion doesn’t stop with a bit of conscience salving, either. Imagine this: a world where big corporations are prevented from destroying the planet completely, because everyone has started buying stuff made from old stuff, rather than stuff made from new stuff.

Buying recycled gear is a way of saying “no” to the endless consumption of the planet’s materials – while, at the same time, getting some fresh new threads, or a great bag, or even some seriously funky dinner plates for the new home. Consumption, the message says, doesn’t have to be all-consuming. Trying a little new-from-old is a great way to get that Holy Grail of all fashion items – the unique – whilst tickling a newly-found conscience, too. Who knows – if the recycled fashion bug really bites, we might see a whole new way of making “new” things happen. And that would be the coolest trick of all.

Saffron Winds offers wide range of recycled fashions, ethical gifts and ethical fashion accessories. Recycled fashion – the art of making cool stuff out of stuff that used to be something else.

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Fashion Bug

The definition of fashion is different as people grow older. Teenagers are usually more fashion oriented then mature people and they adopt it as new trend arrive. Defining the term is difficult task because at this level people have varying opinions but actually the fashion is what best suits you.

The brands set the latest trends in market. Consideration in style brought changes from a cut to fabrics and colors are the important elements in design. Fashion affects all spheres of life from men to women, from child to young working executive class.

Men in the fashion world have a lot of choices from apparel; ranging from shorts, cargo, jeans and tailored suiting. Women’s definition on fashion and style starts from formal ware to lounge and swimming ware. Nowadays unusual colors like turquoise are more in than regular one like blue, or black. Pretty pastels, sequined with glamour and little black dress are essential items. A stylized dress is indeed a piece of art and the women wearing it make her queen of hearts.

Teenagers are the most targeted group in fashion industry because they are more style oriented and more conscious of their appearance. They never accept other’s opinions. It’s no use to give them tip on fashion. They usually find ways by themselves. Denim is all time favorite of teenager, with a bit changes in their tops and jackets make a lot difference in their trendy looks. They are conscious of ever-changing trends and they find themselves what they actually needed to wear as fashion industry has great options for them.

The extension of style is not limited with the garments style line only but also the hair, look, jewelry and shoes. Fashion is for all those bugs who want to look different but in common way. The differentiation is only on basic level.

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Tips For Shopping at Fashion Bug

The best place to find affordable yet fashionable clothing for women of all sizes, be they petite or plus-sized is Fashion Bug. This article will teach you how to score great deals at Fashion Bug.

Type in The menu on the top right of the screen should have a link to “My Account.” To create an account for yourself, click on the first link and then on the sign up link. You can receive benefits like exclusive discounts, and be the first to be alerted of any new trends, store sales, and events. Fill out the online form, then click on the submit button.

Once you’ve clicked, begin shopping! You’ll see a sidebar with links to their new arrivals, shop departments, clothes of various sizes, shoes, and accessories. Clearance items and brands are also listed. Just select which department you’d like to view. Let’s say you decided to click on Dresses.

Once the dress webpage loads you are instructed to pick from plus or misses. Obviously if you are plus-size, click on Plus Size whereas either petite or tall women should click on Misses.

Pictures of dresses available will load into the page. Clicking on a dress photo will bring you to a page with more information about that item. To enable you to see more detail, you may view a larger image of the dress.

Once you’ve made your selection, it’s time to choose your color, size and quantity. If you are unsure about sizing, there is a link to the sizing chart to help you out. Use a measuring tape to check the size that corresponds to the measurement of your chest, waist, or lower hips.

Click on Add to Bag after you have made your selections. Once you have done this, you can still keep on shopping from this position, or you can go on to inspect what you have already ordered. To review your purchases, click on the Shopping Bag Icon in the upper right hand corner. If you have obtained a shopping discount voucher, this is where you enter it to make sure you get your discount.

When you’ve finished shopping, to confirm the order, click ‘Proceed to Checkout’. It is at this stage that you will be asked to give your login information.

Select the method of payment after filling in your shipping information. Paypal or Credit Card are choices you can use to pay. You will need to be patient while the dress travels through the postage system.

Are you uncomfortable shopping online? Fashion Bug has over one thousand locations nationwide in forty-five states, although the sizes can vary from store to store. Just telephone 888-273-3447 or use the website’s store locator.

Enter the appropriate information including address and then hit search. You will receive the address of the store, directions on how to get there and a map to assist you.

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How Do I Know If I’ve Been Bugged?

Are you a potential target?

1. If eavesdropping on anything you say, write, or do could increase someone else’s wealth or influence, then the answer is yes, you are a potential target.

2. Others know your confidential business or professional trade secrets.

This is the most obvious indicator of covert eavesdropping activities. Theft of confidential information is a multi-billion dollar underground industry in the United States. Often the loss of your secrets will show up in very subtle ways so you should always trust your instincts in this matter. When your competitors, associates or co-workers know things that are obviously private, or the media finds out about things they should not know, then it is reasonable to suspect technical eavesdropping or bugging.

3. Secret meetings and bids seem to be less than secret.

Confidential meetings and bids are very popular targets for corporate spies. How would you like the plans for the corporate takeovers you’re planning to become public knowledge? Would copies of your product designs be of any use to your competitors? Would it be beneficial for your competitors to know how much you’re quoting for the same project?

4. People seem to know your activities when they shouldn’t.

5. You have noticed strange sounds or volume changes on your phone lines.

This is commonly caused by an amateur eavesdropper when they attach a wiretap, or activate a similar listening device. Surveillance devices often cause slight anomalies on the telephone line such as volume shift or drop-out. Professional eavesdroppers and their equipment usually do not make such noises; so if this is going on it could indicate that an amateur eavesdropper is listening in. On the other hand you could simply be experiencing a flaw in the line, but you should check it out.

6. You have noticed static, popping, or scratching on your phone lines.

This is caused by the capacitive discharge which occurs when two conductors are connected together (such as a bug or wiretap on a phone line). This is also a sign that an amateur eavesdropper or poorly trained spy is playing with your phone lines. It could be nothing more then a problem with your phone line or instrument. However, it should be checked out by using one of our RF Detectors.

7. Sounds are coming from your phones handset when it’s hung up.

This is often caused by a hook switch bypass, which turns the telephone receiver into an eavesdropping microphone (and also a speaker). There is probably somebody listening to everything you say or do within twenty feet of the telephone (if this is happening).

8. Your phone often rings and nobody is there, or a very faint tone, or high-pitched squeal/beep is heard for a fraction of a second.

This is an indicator of a slave device, or line extender being used on your phone line. This is also a key indicator of a harmonica bug, or infinity transmitter being used. Of course it may also be nothing more then a fax machine or modem calling the wrong number. However, using one of our Telephone Line Analyzers. should check it out.

9. You can hear a tone on your line when your phone is on the hook (by using an external amplifier). Contact us!

10. Your AM/FM radio has suddenly developed strange interference.

Many amateur and spy shop eavesdropping devices use frequencies within or just outside the FM radio band, these signals tend to drift and will “quiet” an FM radio in the vicinity of the bug. Look for the transmissions at far ends of the FM radio band, and at any quiet area within the FM band. If the radio begins to squeal then slowly move it around the room until the sound become very high pitched. This is referred to as feedback detection or loop detection and will often locate the bug. The “stereo” function should be turned off so the radio is operating in “mono” as this will provide a serious increase in sensitivity. If you find a “squealer” in this manner then immediately Contact us!

11. Your car radio suddenly starts “getting weird”

Keep in mind that the antenna your car radio uses may be (and often is) exploited by an eavesdropper, and that such usage may interfere with radio reception (so be concerned if your automobile radio suddenly starts getting weird).

12. Your television has suddenly developed strange interference.

Television broadcast frequencies are often used to cloak a eavesdropping signal, but such devices also tend to interfere with television reception (usually a UHF channel). Televisions also “suck in” a lot of RF energy and because of this are very sensitive to any nearby transmitters (this is technically called “Bandwidth, and TV signals use a lot of it). Contact us! asap!

13. You have been the victim of a burglary, but nothing was taken.

Professional eavesdroppers often break into a targets home or office, and very rarely leave direct evidence of the break-in; however, occupants of the premises will often “pickup on something not being right” such as the furniture being moved slightly.

14. Electrical wall plates appear to have been moved slightly or “jarred”.

One of the most popular locations to hide eavesdropping devices is inside, or behind electrical outlets, switches, smoke alarms, and lighting fixtures. This requires that the wall plates be removed. Look for small amounts of debris located on the floor directly below the electrical outlet. Also, watch for slight variations in the color or appearance of the power outlets and/or light switches as these are often swapped out by an eavesdropper. Also note if any of the screws which hold the wallplate against the wall have been moved from their previous position.

15. A dime-sized discoloration has suddenly appeared on the wall or ceiling.

This is a tell tale sign that a pinhole microphone or small covert video camera has been recently installed.

16. One of your vendors just gave you any type of electronic device such as a desk radio, alarm clock, lamp, small TV, boom box, CD player, and so on.

Many of these “gifts” are actually Trojan horses which contain eavesdropping devices. Be very suspicious of any kind of pen, marker, briefcase, calculator, “post-it” dispenser, power adapter, pager, cell phone, cordless phone, clock, radio, lamp, and so on that is given as a gift. That little gift the salesman left for you may be a serious hazard.

17. A small bump or deformation has appeared on the vinyl baseboard near the floor.

Strong indicator that someone may have concealed covert wiring or a microphone imbedded into the adhesive which holds the molding to the wall. Such deformation will often appear as a color shift, or lightening of the color.

18. The smoke detector, clock, lamp, or exit sign in your office or home looks slightly crooked, has a small hole in the surface, or has a quasi-reflective surface.

These items are very popular concealment for covert eavesdropping devices. Often when these devices are installed at a target location they are rarely installed without small tale-tale clues.

19. Certain types of items have “just appeared” in your office or home, but nobody seems to know how they got there.
Typical items to watch for and be aware of are: clocks, exit signs, sprinkler heads, radios, picture frames, and lamps.

20. White dry-wall dust or debris is noticed on the floor next to the wall.

A sign that a pinhole microphone or video camera may have been installed nearby. It will appear as if someone has dropped a small amount of powdered sugar either on the floor, or on the wall.

21. You notice small pieces of ceiling tiles, or “grit” on the floor, or on the surface area of your desk. Also, you may observe a cracked, chipped, or gouged ceiling tiles, or ones that are sagging, or not properly set into the track.

Prime indicator that a ceiling tile has been moved around, and that someone may have installed a hidden video camera or other eavesdropping device in your office or near your desk. Also watch for cracks or chips in the ceiling tiles. Amateur and poorly trained spies tend to crack or damage acoustical tiles. The ceiling tiles in any executive areas should never contain any cracks, nicks, gouges, or stains. Any ceiling tile that becomes damaged (for what ever reason) should immediately be replaced and the cause of the damage documented.

22. You notice that “Phone Company” trucks and utilities workers are spending a lot of time near your home or office doing repair work.

If you see the same or similar vehicles more then three times then you may have a serious problem (at least according to the U.S. State Department training course on counter surveillance).

23. Telephone, cable, plumbing, or air conditioning repair people show up to do work when no one called them.

A very common ruse which eavesdroppers use to get into a facility is to fake a utility outage, and then show up to fix the problem. While they are fixing “the problem” they are also installing eavesdropping devices. Some of the more popular outages involve power, air conditioning, telephone, and even the occasional false fire alarm.

24. Service or delivery trucks are often parked nearby with nobody (you can see) in them.

These vehicles are commonly used as listening posts, be very cautious of any vehicle, which has a ladder or pipe rack on the roof. Also, be wary of any vehicle, which has tinted windows, or an area, which you cannot see though (like a service van). The listening post vehicle could be any vehicle from a small Geo Tracker, Suburban, Blazer, Trooper, or Cargo Van. Look for any vehicle, which could conceal a person in the back or has tinted windows. Also, keep in mind that the eavesdropper may relocate the vehicle several times, so look around. Typically, eavesdroppers like to get within 500-750 feet from the place or person they are eavesdropping on.

25. Your door locks suddenly don’t “feel right”, they suddenly start to get “sticky”, or they completely fail.

Prime evidence that the lock has been picked, manipulated, or bypassed. Try to always use biaxial locks with sidebars (such as ASSA or Medeco). Also, only use double sided deadbolts in all doors, and good quality window bars on all windows, and a good quality door bar on all doors not used as a primary entry doors.

26. Furniture has been moved slightly, and no one knows why.

A very popular location for the installation of eavesdropping device is either behind, or inside furniture (couch, chair, lamp, etc.) People who live or work in a targeted area tend to notice when furnishings have been moved even a fraction of an inch. Pay close attention to the imprint which furniture makes on rugs, and the position of lamps shades. Also watch the distance between furniture and the wall as eavesdroppers are usually in a hurry and rarely put the furniture back in the right place.

27. Things “seem” to have been rummaged through, but nothing is missing (at least that you noticed).

A “less than professional spy” will often rummage through a targets home for hours, but very rarely will they do it in a neat and orderly fashion. The most common “rummaging” targets are the backs of desk drawers, the bottom of file cabinets, closets, and dresser drawers.

28. An eavesdropper sends you a copy of your private conversations.

As simple as it seems this is the strongest indicator, and solid proof of eavesdropping. An eavesdropper will sometimes send a victim a copy of a private conversation they intercepted in an attempt at blackmail, or in an attempt to terrorize, or to just stalk the victim. This is commonly seen in civil lawsuits, criminal court cases, marital problems, shareholder disputes, custody battles, and other situations were one side has a position of weakness and is trying to physiologically undermine their opponent.

When contacting please remember not to call from any suspect area, do not use your cellular telephone, do not use your cordless phone, and do not use any suspect telephone (instead call from a sterile phone somewhere outside the suspect area).

Who Gets Bugged?

High Threat Business Situations

* Your company has stock, which is publicly traded (or will be soon)
* Your company is having labor problems, union activities, or negotiations
* Your company is involved in any type of litigation or lawsuit
* Your company has layoffs pending (or they have just happened)
* Your company is involved in the fashion, automotive, advertising, or marketing industry

Anyone can be the target of covert eavesdropping, however; some people are under greater risk than others because of financial position, occupation, legal, or domestic situation.

* Spouses bug each other on a regular basis

* Parents bug children

* Businessmen bug other businessmen

* Scientists bug other scientists

* Students bug professors

* Attorneys bug other attorneys (and their clients)

* Insurance companies bug accident victims, and other claimants

* Construction companies bug other construction companies

* Salesmen bug clients

* Collection agencies bug debtors

* Police officers bug suspects

* Executive recruiters bug personnel directors

* Rock fans bug rock musicians

* Department stores bug customers and merchandise

The Neighbors, Coworkers, Friends, Enemies, Strangers, Your Spouse, Industrial Spies, Government Agents, Your Insurance Company, Your Boss…

High Threat Personal Situations (When to be seriously concerned)

You (or someone close to you) have been:

* Involved in any type of litigation or lawsuit

* Been questioned, arrested or arraigned by the police

* In the process of getting married, divorced, or separated

* A minister or religious leader (ie: priest, rabbi, deacon, bishop, elder…)

* Running for any type of elected public office

* Elected to any public office (ie: mayor, selectman, school principal)

* Executive or scientist at any large company

* Recently filed a insurance claim

* Engaging in political demonstrations or activism

* Employed by a defense contractor, Department of Energy, etc…

* Private Investigators have been “poking” around

* You are in the upper income bracket

Keep in mind that anybody with Money, Power, Influence, or access to sensitive, classified, or personal information is at serious personal risk.

On a related note: If you work (or have worked) for any kind of military, governmental, law enforcement or judicial agency the possibility of you being targeted for eavesdropping is very high. Such eavesdropping can come from either side of the law, and is rarely legal or court sanctioned.

Additionally, people married to, associated with, divorced from, getting divorced from, dating, or getting intimate with a member of law enforcement, private security, PI, or any level of the judicial system should be concerned about illegal eavesdropping (yes, cops love to bug their wives and girlfriends).

High Threat Occupations

* Attorney

* Doctor

* Chiropractor

* Dentist

* Architect

* Police Officer

* Court Clerk

* Judge

* Elected to any public office

* Mayor

* Selectman

* School Principal

* College Professor

* Product Engineer

* Software Developer

* Executive at any large company

* Scientist at any large company

* Employed by any defense contractor

* Employed by the Department of Energy

* Any minister or religious leader (ie: deacon, bishop, elder…)

* Corporate Buyer or Purchasing Agent

* Employee of a Construction Contractor

* Any type Sales or Marketing

* Labor or Union Official

* Fashion

* Advertising

* Personnel Directors

According the FBI the following types of businesses are under EXTREME risk and are popular targets of illegal bugging, wiretapping, and similar surveillance:

* Materials: Materials synthesis and processing

* Electronic and photonic materials

* Ceramics

* Composites

* High-performance metals and alloys


* Flexible computer-integrated manufacturing

* Intelligence processing equipment

* Micro- and nanofabrication

* Systems management technologies

Information and Communications:

* Software

* Micro and optoelectronics

* High-performance computing and networking

* High-definition imaging and displays

* Sensors and signal processing

* Data storage and peripherals

* Computer simulation and modeling

Biotechnology and Life Sciences:

* Applied molecular biology

* Computational Chemistry

* Medical technology


* Aeronautics

* Surface transportation technologies

Energy and Environment:

* Energy technologies

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