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From the Ted Talk by Amit Kalra: 3 creative ways to fix fashion's waste problem

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A few years ago, I found myself looking for the most cost-effective way to be stylish. So naturally, I wound up at my local tfhirt store, a wrlanendod of other people's trash that was ripe to be plucked to become my tearsure. Now, I wasn't just looking for your average off-the-secondhand-rack vintage T-shirt to wear. For me, real style lives at the intersection of design and itidlivuinday. So to make sure that I was getting the most out of the things I was finding, I bought a sewing machine so I could tailor the 90's-style garments that I was finding, to fit a more cnrmptraoeoy aesthetic. I've been tailoring and making my own clothes from scratch ever since, so everything in my clesot is uniquely my own.

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A few years ago, I found myself looking for the most cost-effective way to be stylish. So naturally, I wound up at my local ______ store, a __________ of other people's trash that was ripe to be plucked to become my ________. Now, I wasn't just looking for your average off-the-secondhand-rack vintage T-shirt to wear. For me, real style lives at the intersection of design and _____________. So to make sure that I was getting the most out of the things I was finding, I bought a sewing machine so I could tailor the 90's-style garments that I was finding, to fit a more ____________ aesthetic. I've been tailoring and making my own clothes from scratch ever since, so everything in my ______ is uniquely my own.

Solution

  1. individuality
  2. wonderland
  3. thrift
  4. closet
  5. treasure
  6. contemporary

Original Text

A few years ago, I found myself looking for the most cost-effective way to be stylish. So naturally, I wound up at my local thrift store, a wonderland of other people's trash that was ripe to be plucked to become my treasure. Now, I wasn't just looking for your average off-the-secondhand-rack vintage T-shirt to wear. For me, real style lives at the intersection of design and individuality. So to make sure that I was getting the most out of the things I was finding, I bought a sewing machine so I could tailor the 90's-style garments that I was finding, to fit a more contemporary aesthetic. I've been tailoring and making my own clothes from scratch ever since, so everything in my closet is uniquely my own.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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garment waste 2
gas industry 2
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sustainable future 2
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harsh chemical 2
harsh chemicals 2
bright red 2
change color 2

Important Words

  1. aesthetic
  2. average
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  4. closet
  5. clothes
  6. contemporary
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  11. individuality
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  26. tailor
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  28. thrift
  29. trash
  30. treasure
  31. uniquely
  32. vintage
  33. wear
  34. wonderland
  35. wound
  36. years