Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Meet the founders of Melody and Ralph

For Madyson Lee, 25, and Amanda Bergeron-Manzone, 33, it has always been a challenge to find clothes that fit them and their style. Hunting for clothing that was also affordable, sustainable and ethically-made was even harder.

The duo is working to change that.

Lee and Bergeron-Manzone recently founded Melody and Ralph, an online shop operating as one of the only vintage plus-size clothing stores in the Twin Cities. The two are serving as their own models, curators and marketing team.

Lee talked with the St. Paul Pioneer Press about fashion, sustainability and the power of social media.

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Fashion industry failing to meet green targets: report

A recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study found that 40 million tonnes of textiles were sent to landfills or incinerated every y
A recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation study found that 40 million tonnes of textiles were sent to landfills or incinerated every year.

Fashion’s biggest firms are making slow progress in meeting promises to improve their environmental and social impact, according to a damning sustainability report released Monday.


The inaugural Sustainability Index by the Business of Fashion magazine, the first to offer direct comparisons between the industry’s top firms, found they were often falling far short of their ambitious rhetoric on going green.

“The global economy has 10 years to avoid catastrophic climate change and an urgent duty to improve the welfare

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