Activist wears ethics on her sleeve — and on her hat, shoes and dresses (The Advocate)

Stephanie Hepburn is part of a fast-growing movement to slow things down. With her newly launched shopping website, the local author is setting her sights on one of the most time-sensitive institutions in the world: fashion.

The Slow Fashion movement, based on the same principles as the Slow Food movement that emerged in the mid-1980s, got started in London in 2007.

But the impetus for Hepburn to contribute to its momentum took root much closer to home. She moved to New Orleans with her husband in February 2006 and saw a city struggling to recover from the devastation Katrina’s flood waters had left behind. Read more at


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