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You can be working-class and vegan!

Payless shoe stores (stores in Webster Square, Worcester, and all over Worcester County) have a great selection of cruelty-free, on-trend handbags, wallets, boots, shoes and sneakers! Just ask to be shown their leather-free goods!

And their sales are terrific! ICT editor Rosalie T. bought this fringed bag for $10.

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You don’t need to make a lot of dough to save animals. Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and Target all carry cosmetics and personal care products that are not tested on animals or contain animal-derived ingredients: PHYSICIANS FORMULA, ELF, BURT’S BEES, WET ‘N’ WILD, TOM’S OF MAINE… Cost? $3 and up! Their lip balm, hand creams, body lotions and glam eye shadow make great stocking stuffers! They’re also a great way to introduce loved ones to cruelty-free products and animal rights this holiday season!

Educate the people!

– photo+text: R.T.

Visiting GRIME soon, but today I’m heading out to Worcester friends for a Harvest Meal!

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Bangs trimmed, clothing appropriately layered for New England October daze …

Speaking of clothing, I recently checked out the great stuff at GRIME and More vintage clothing store on Shrewsbury Street, Worcester.

Beautiful looking store!

They have cowboy boots just like new, vintage tee shirts, sexy dresses, wildly colorful blouses and jackets, skirts, blue jeans and STUFF FOR HALLOWEEN!

Get creative, creatives!

Visit GRIME today and create your own homemade Halloween costume-masterpieces!

Owner Molly is 100% local – from the goods she sells, to that real, down to earth Worcester ‘tude! Plus, she’s beautiful and knows fashion!

CLICK HERE to check out Molly’s store website !

Visit her shop today!

The GRIME shop on Shrewsbury Street: Great vintage clothing, boots, shoes and other items!

We visited GRIME Vintage clothing shop …


… and More on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester a month ago. Love Molly’s shop! Walked in and left smiling!

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Owner Molly is GREAT! Unlike some chubby fakers in the biz (a chubette we’re learning lots of folks in Woo do NOT like!) Molly PAYS her workers – doesn’t exploit them like the chubette who buys herself boats and homes and pays NO ONE.  And … Molly is 100% local! She is actually at her shop – not in Texas or NYC or Connecticut pretending to be in Woo!  Molly is a real shop owner, truly committed to Worcester.

CLICK HERE to check out her store website ! Visit her store today!

The GRIME shop: Great vintage clothing, boots, shoes and other items! And a terrific, down to earth, beautiful owner! Molly!

– R. Tirella

Meet Stephanie Nicora!

From PETA.ORG:

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Stephanie Nicora

Highlighting the vegan-leather footwear revolution and reminding us how the new trend helps rectify disastrous effects of the leather industry, Stephanie Nicora, owner and founder of NICORA, gives PETA an unprecedented insider’s look at her process of creating 100 percent cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and fair-wage handmade shoes made from all-recycled materials in the company’s Los Angeles factory.

Here’s a woman who is revolutionizing the footwear industry with her tasteful, stylish collection — a vision that’s dazzled the public and her celebrity fans alike.

“Consumers are more committed than ever to choosing options that are good for animals, the environment, and the health and safety of industry workers,” Nicora says. “We’re meeting that demand with a tasteful, fashionable product that everyone can feel good about.”

More and more companies are choosing to use cruelty-free and sustainable materials every day.

Feeling inspired? It’s never been easier to wear vegan!

Spring has sprung! Yes! to beautiful shoes! No! to leather!

Step lively this spring in gorgeous, cruelty-free shoes and sandals! Click on the blue text to visit the company’s website/see more of their shoes!

From PETA.ORG!  – R.T.

Melissa’s Strips

Melissa shoes

If you’re all about that bold color and not afraid to show it, this throwback chunky platform is calling your name! It’s destined to be the talk of your outfit, so strut with confidence knowing that you’re making quite the statement—in the name of fashion and animals!

Sydney Brown’s Cork Sandal

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Sydney Brown is all about environmentally friendly designs, and it really doesn’t get more sustainable than “cork leather.” Throw these minimalist beauties on your feet, and let them do all the talking for you.

Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather’s Eye Loafer

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Good guys don’t wear leather, and good friends encourage the donning of mod loafers, especially when they’re lined with an eco-friendly microfiber and make such a vibrant, playful statement in favor of vegan suede! We’re seeing  picnic baskets brimming with vegan cheese and crackers in this darling’s future.

To see more shoes CLICK HERE! 

Looking for last-minute holiday gifts such as … vintage goodies, clothing and household items?

CAM00922 (1)A few months ago my neighbor gave me this blouse and other goodies. What I didn’t use I donated to non-profits, with one very nice pair of shoes (new) going to Abby’s. … All your donations are tax-deductible.   – R. Tirella

… then shop where our Parlee Jones works – ABBY’S HOUSE!

52 High St., Worcester

Parlee runs their homeless shelter; she places women, often fleeing domestic violence, in safe spaces.

By shopping at Abby’s House THRIFT SHOP (52 High St., across the street from St. Paul’s Cathedral) you support the shelter and the homeless women for whom it spells HOME.

Lots of greats buys! Lots of items Diamonds in the Rough! Don’t forget! The money you spend at the shop goes towards supporting Worcester’s iconic women’s shelter.

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Learn more (from their website):

Abby’s House Thrift Shop

The Abby’s House Thrift Shop continues to be our largest single source of revenue.

All of the profits from sales at the Thrift Shop fund our emergency shelter.

The Thrift Shop is full of quality clothing, accessories, home goods, and bargain-priced cosmetics.

We encourage you to visit the store today, not only to donate clothing and homegoods, but to add some great pieces to your wardrobe!

Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fridays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Thrift Shop is closed on holidays. When Worcester Public Schools declares a snow day, the Thrift Shop will be closed.

In case of bad weather, please call ahead to make sure we’re open: (508) 756-5486 extension 12.

Making Donations:

Donations are accepted during regular shop hours. We are happy to accept gently used, seasonal women’s clothing in good condition and household items of all kinds including kitchenware, lamps and decorative items. New, unopened health and beauty products are also welcome.

At times we are in need of furniture in good condition that may be used to set up an apartment, such as small kitchen sets or desk sets. If you would like to make a furniture donation, please call ahead.

We do NOT accept books, computers, TVs, furniture, records, record players, hangers, used pillows, men’s clothing or used children’s clothing and toys.

Please note that due to the new laws regarding child safety we can only accept children’s clothing or toys if they are NEW, in package or tagged.

CLICK HERE to visit the Abby’s House website to learn more!

Diamonds on the soles of his shoes …

Jamaican Musicians: Vybz Cartel in Desert Boots 2009 for his records about Clarks shoes

Why can’t we have more Worcester guys looking like this? Love the striped pants!

But this is not a photo essay about cool trous; it’s a photo essay about the shoes of reggae artists, many of whom swear by Clarks. To see the other fashion pics, go to the link below. R. T. :

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/gallery/2012/oct/27/clarks-shoes-reggae-jamaica-pictures#/?picture=398356945&index=0

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The shoes that tap to Jamaica’s reggae beat – in pictures

How did Clarks, scourge of schoolchildren, become reggae’s footwear of choice? A new book celebrates one of music’s more bizarre fashions

Clarks in Jamaica is published on 19 November (onelovebooks.com, £30). To buy it for £24 with free UK p&p go to guardian.co.uk/bookshop or call 0330 333 6846.

Portraits by Mark Read