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32 SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SAFETY ON CAMPUS Learn about available resources and how you can help change the culture around sexual assault. 36 TYPO MARKET This adorable family business is anything but a mistake.

FASHION 6 STREET STYLE Colder weather brings more layers of style 8 THE MAN Menswear for EVERYMAN 12 INDIGO DUSK Step out in style at your next Friendsgiving with these stylish ensembles 18 MIDNIGHT GROOVE Shine bright this New Year’s Eve with these fashion-forward outfits

BEAUTY 24 ESSENTIALS FOR SKIN CARE Learn the benefits of using oils in your skincare routine for a natural glow

HEALTH 26 FALL AT THE FARMERS MARKET Enjoy everything this season has to offer

LIFESTYLE 30 LOCAL LISTENS Listen local is the new shop local

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38 6 GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER Consider these creative ideas when shopping for your significant other this holiday season!

LIFESTYLE 40 SUSTAINABILITY STARTS AT HOME Lessen your environmental footprint with these products and tips.

Happy Thanksgiving from the

Letter from the Editor

Thriving It’s that time again! Homecoming has passed and the holiday season is in full swing. The semester has gone by so fast and my shor t time as editor will be coming to a close. However, I leave knowing that MODMuze will be in the best of hands with this wonderful, flourishing team. I look forward to seeing how this publication continues to thrive in the years to come! In this issue, you’ll find everything from a delicious fall recipe to up-andcoming local ar tists and, of course, plenty of fashion. Take a look at what Stillwater Farmers’ Market has to offer with a recipe for delicious roasted butternut squash with brown butter-fried sage. Next, check out some local sounds by three artists connected to Stillwater. There is plenty of variety to explore, 4  MODMuze  NOV

so pass on the expensive concert tour tickets and look for these local artists at venues around town. Stay aware and well informed about sexual assault on OSU’s campus in an educational article where we talk to campus resources and debunk common misconceptions. Lastly, it wouldn’t be a MODMuze issue without tons of fashion. You’ll find no shortage of inspiration from our menswear, New Year’s Eve and bohemian fall fashion spreads! Keep visiting the MODMuze website during the semester to stay up-to-date on campus trends and events through our MODBlog! XOXO,



Amanda Cardinal Maresa Livingston

Desiree Atkins Allison Clymer Atira Feliciano Morgan Malget Maria Mancera Kylee Sutherland

Student Media in partnership with the Department of Design, Housing & Merchandising present MODMuze, a quarterly magazine produced by OSU students. The goal of this project is to permit students to put their classroom learning and passion for fashion into practice in a real-world setting.



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FASHION Street Style By Maria Mancera

Colder weather brings more layers of style. Our college campus is rich with diversity, making street style all the more beautiful. A student’s style reflects a lot about them, like where they grew up, what their hobbies are or where they prefer to shop, and with a shift in the weather we are seeing an awesome transition to fall and winter fashion across campus. Through our street style spread in each issue we try to highlight students’ individuality and unique style. If you like what you see here, check out our Instagram for similar photos and updates on when we will be on campus capturing style shots. You might just find yourself in our latest post!

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from the campus

THE man By Emily Fate

A man meets many characters throughout his life who ask him to consider if he lived to the fullest. Pensive, deliberate and industrious, this man is EVERYMAN. Reflect your life adventures with a style that suits you and tells people the answer before they have to ask - yes, I live my life to the fullest, as EVERYMAN.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kelly Kerr STYLISTS: Madeline Manning & Summer Stevens MODELS: Jordan Stevenson & Matthew Stroman

plaid suit Everyman $395 tan shoes Everyman $180 burgundy pant Everyman $89 shir t Everyman $69 black blazer Everyman $150 black shoes Everyman $180


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Menswear for..


shir t Everyman $79 pant Everyman $89 shoes Everyman $180

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Indigo Dusk

Step out in style at your next Friendsgiving with these stylish ensembles.

This editorial shoot was inspired by Oklahoma in the fall. Nothing beats walking through campus as the leaves turn colors and the first autumn wind blows. My style team and I wanted to capture the fall weather and Stillwater’s beautiful sunsets. Step out in style at your family’s Thanksgiving or your next Friendsgiving. The holidays are full of gatherings and events, and it’s the perfect opportunity to rock all of the latest fall trends. The trendy garments featured in this spread are from Griege Goods and Pecks Lodge. We love our local boutiques!

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midnight groove

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FASHION Shine bright this New Year’s Eve with these fashion-forward outfits. by Madeline Manning

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest celebrations of the year, it’s the one night you can wear as much sequins, glitter and gold as you please! The MODMuze styling team put together some trendy New Year’s Eve looks featuring fur, sequins and prints to inspire you to shine as bright as your future. These looks incorporate clothing from Pecks Lodge and Greige Goods, and the photos were taken at Garden Party Florist. Visit these shops and support local Stillwater businesses while preparing to make your night something you’ll never forget.

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shirt & jumpsuit Pecks Lodge

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Essentials for Skin Care Learn the benefits of using oils in your skincare routine for a natural glow. You have 80 percent control over how your skin ages, according to scientists at Mar y Kay. Besides environmental factors like pollution, you have control over other key factors affecting your skin. Lifestyle is the most influential fac-

tor to the skin’s appearance, which includes sleep, diet, stress and of course your skin care regimen. With winter coming around, it’s a great time to start including oils in your skin care routine. Oils are tricky, but through trial and error you can find the ones that work for you. It’s wor th noting that washing your face before bed is also incredibly important for your skin’s appearance. A great makeup remover is coconut oil. Add it to a cotton swab or massage it on your face with clean hands and watch your makeup melt away. 26  MODMuze  NOV

According to Medical News Today, tea tree oil is one essential oil that can help treat acne. You can add a few drops to your usual face wash, or add it directly to a problem area. If you want to cleanse a big problem area like chest or back, you can add some drops to a cotton swab and apply it directly. Vitamin E oil has a history of helping scars by providing moisture and promoting the growth of new skin, according to Healthline. It can be applied to healing scars or, more specifically, breakout scars. Argan oil is pretty safe for all skin types from oily to dry because it isn’t too heavy or too light. During winter is can be used as a moisturizer and is known for helping acne. Jojoba oil resembles sebum, the oil naturally produced by your skin, according to the Dr. Axe website. It’s a non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores, so jojoba can be used to balance your skin and moisturize. It’s especially important to use oils during the winter when skin tends to become dry. Most, if not all, of the oils mentioned above can be used as moisturizers. Of course it all depends on your skin type, so do more research on beauty oils based on your skin type and decide which ones are best suited for you.


by Maria Mancera


Fall at the Farmers Market Enjoy everything this season has to offer. by Jenny Berry One may find spaghetti, acorn and butternut squash, and pumpkins of all sizes and colors. A fall favorite in my house is roasted butternut squash with brown butter-fried sage. The squash is sweet and tender while the sage adds a nice, herbal quality and pop of green. And if that isn’t enough to pique your interest, the finished squash is tossed with caramelized onions and a punchy gorgonzola cheese. The brown butter, in which the sage is fried, is poured over the finished dish, providing a final layer of sweet nuttiness. The Stillwater Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Prairie Arts Center. Stop by and stock up on delicious fall produce, and don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with the farmers and ask questions. You may walk away with more than just a squash! PHOTOGRAPHER: Ombree George

For many, fall is bittersweet. It means the end of long days at the pool, sandals and sundresses. Yet it brings warmer clothes, hot drinks and delicious, filling food. Although it’s difficult to find the wide variety of produce that summer offers, many farmers markets are still in full swing and stocked abundantly with beautiful produce. The Stillwater Farmers’ Market, while smaller than those in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, features delicious pastries, heaps of produce and the friendly faces one would expect at the local market. The farmers are more than happy to answer questions about what they’ve grown and many times they will share their recipes. Fall market shoppers can find apples, potatoes and endless squash. Squash, while often overlooked, is incredibly versatile and exciting, and the vendors at the Stillwater Farmers’ Market offer no shor tage of varieties.

Roasted Butternut Squash wit h Br own Butter Fried Sage Ingredients: •1 butternut peeled and cubed


•1 red onion, thinly sliced •2 tbsp. olive oil •6 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, divided •Handful fresh sage •¼ cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled


melized, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425. Peel and cube the squash. Discard the inner seeds. Place squash on parchment-lined baking sheet and drizzle liberally with olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss. Roast squash 25 minutes, stirring halfway through, until lightly browned and fork-tender.

Add remaining 2 tbsp. of butter to another small skillet. Melt over low heat. Continue to cook until browned. Butter should smell nutty. Add the sage leaves and fry, about 1-2 minutes or until crispy.

Meanwhile, melt 4 tbsp. butter and the oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add onions and cook until cara-

Toss together the squash, onions, browned butter and sage. Sprinkle with cheese and enjoy!

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LOCAL LISTENS Listen local is the new shop local. by Kendall Minaldi

While it’s always fun to spend a night out on the town attending chart-topping ar tists’ concerts, don’t discount the many local artists who have so much talent to offer. Hall Johsnson is a five-piece indie-garage pop/rock group from Colleyville, Texas, and despite being relative newcomers to the Dallas music scene, they have already seen success and are only gaining more. Trevor Stovall, the band’s guitar and piano player and a freshman at OSU, met with me to talk all things Hall Johnson. The name Hall Johnson comes from the name of a ma30  MODMuze  NOV

jor street in their hometown. Their sound stems from the likes of The Strokes, The Cure and The Smiths, giving them a vibe that perfectly blends newer garage rock with influences from the ‘80s. “[Touring was] definitely the best experience of my life. It was 10 shows and I booked it all independently, so it was just the coolest experience I’ve ever had,” Stovall says. Hopefully you caught them at Alpha Tau Omega’s Fright Fest, but if not check them out on their Texas tour with Dent May in December! Listen on Spotify & follow on Instagram


Indie pop/rock group Hall Johnson

Lifestyle For someone with music taste more inclined to pop singer/songwriters such as Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran or Charlie Puth, check out Cole Norton. While originally from Canada, Norton currently attends OSU where he often performs in the Student Union or at the Seretean Center. His singing career began at age 14 and grew from there, leading him to post covers online, write his first song in 2017, called “Wrote a Song About You” and even gain exposure by a Dallas radio station. Norton describes his sound as “...emotional and true to the stories I tell. I really try to make the audience feel the words.” While he does not have any Stillwater shows planned at the moment, you can find his music on Spotify and Apple Music. Listen on Spotify & follow on Instagram

On the other end of the spectrum, there’s 51 Junction, a red dir t band based out of Stillwater. Playing together for about a year and a half, the group has honed their sound from influences such as The Troubadours, Led Zeppelin and Casey Donahew. 51 Junction also released an EP titled “One More Round” in October. You can find a 51 Junction show at a Stillwater venue al-

Singer/songwriter Cole Norton

most every weekend, so it shouldn’t be hard to catch them performing! Listen on Spotify & follow on Instagram

Members of 51 Junction

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Sexual Assault and Safety on Campus Learn about available resources and how you can help change the culture around sexual assault. by Amanda Cardinal In today’s social and political climate, many people hear the words “sexual assault” or “rape culture” and have visceral reactions. While the mere mention of these phrases make some roll their eyes or shut their ears, others are all too familiar with the severity of the issue and the trauma it can cause. Many people, especially college students, have heard the definitions and the statistics. However, many never stop to think about what they would do if it happened to a friend or how they can make a positive, cultural change. According to studies done by the U.S. Department of Justice, sexual as-

20% of college women and 6% of college men experience attempted or completed sexual assault during college sault is one of the most underreported crimes. While some don’t report because they don’t consider what happened to them serious enough, others simply don’t come forward due to lack of proof, fear of retaliation or not being believed. These fears are very 32  MODMuze  NOV

common, which is why it’s important that people are aware of the numerous confidential services available for OSU students and Stillwater residents. “The first thing I would want promoted from a student to another student is OSU victim advocates,” Olivia Pendleton, prevention specialist at Oklahoma State University Student Conduct Education and Administration says. Victim advocates are trained to respond and can talk to survivors about resources on and off campus. These advocates will report incidents to OSU police without any personally identifiable information, which keeps the victim’s identity confidential. “Students choose to report confidentially because they might not want to make those next steps, or maybe they’re just not ready yet,” Pendleton says. “So seeking someone that can offer them those resources and our different processes on campus without any personal identifiers being attached is sometimes a better option.” Any counseling services are also confidential. On campus this includes the OSU Student Counseling Center and the Psychological Services Center. Off campus, Wings of Hope provides victim advocates, individual and group counseling, and a 24-hour help hotline. Whether a victim wishes to remain anonymous or not, they should always be examined after a sexual assault. The

Lifestyle specially trained SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) nurses from Stillwater Medical Center are issued a number and kept on file at the Stillwater Police Department. Even if a victim doesn’t wish to file a police repor t right away, they have the option of going to the police department, identifying their exam and filing a repor t. In an interview with Sergeant Leah Storm of the OSU Police Depar tment, and OSU Public Information Officer and Associate Director of Communications, Carrie Hulsey-Green, Storm says, “It’s whatever is most comfor table for that victim, that’s how we want them to repor t it.” However, Hulsey-Green notes that “if a victim stays anonymous and doesn’t at least give their name to the police, there is no way for the police to move forward with a criminal investigation.” If a victim chooses to repor t non-confidentially and the assault occurred off campus, they can repor t it directly to the Stillwater Police Department. If the assault occurred on campus however, they can repor t to OSUPD. After a repor t is filed with OSUPD, an investigator will come and get more detailed information. “It may be 24 to 48 hours afterward depending on the trauma level,” Storm says. “We try to minimize how many times the individual has to tell the stor y because we understand trauma.” OSUPD has three female officers on call 24/7 in case any victim feels more comfortable speaking to a woman. OSU police officers all go through domestic violence and sexual assault training to understand trauma and how to approach it, as well as how to incorporate it into their repor ts.

While many victims are afraid to report their assault to the police because they were drinking underage or using illegal drugs when they were assaulted, Storm say this is a common misconception. “Victims are not prosecuted for those crimes that they were commit-

Myth: If a victim does not fight back, they must have wanted it. Fact: Many survivors experience tonic immobility or a “freeze response” during an assault where they physically can’t move or speak. ting at the time that they become a victim,” Storm says. Storm adds that this information is important because it also takes away your ability legally to give consent. “Just because they had been drinking or taking drugs still does not give anyone the right to victimize them,” Storm says. If the victim as well as the assailant are both OSU students, they can also report the incident to the Office of Student Conduct. Student conduct will perform their own investigation, which can result in university ramifications NOV  MODMuze  33

rather than legal ones. Student conduct and the Title IX coordinator can put in place interim safety measures. Whether it’s switching classes, changing living arrangements or establishing a no-contact order between the complainant and the respondent, student conduct will coordinate reasonable arrangements to ensure safety. Although they believe that violence is never the victim’s fault, OSUPD promotes multiple personal safety mea-

Among college students, 9 out of 10 perpetrators are known to the victim sures all students should take. OSU offers the Orange Shield app, which features an emergency button that will call OSU Police and initiate GPS tracking, as well as iRepor t, which allows anonymous repor ting of crimes. Safe Walk can also be accessed through the app and the blue phones on campus. Safe Walk is composed of student employees who will walk students wherever they need to go on campus or in the greek community. While they can’t go onto Washington street, Storm made sure to mention that once you cross University, Safe Walk will walk you to any on-campus housing. “As long as they can physically walk and they’re not having any other issues associated with alcohol consumption, they are fine to go,” Storm says, “Our basis is their safety. Even if they’ve

drank too much that doesn’t mean they’re going to jail for public intoxication.” OSUPD also offers the RAD System. RAD (Rape Aggression Defense Systems) is a comprehensive course for women that teaches about awareness, risk reduction and avoidance, in addition to hands-on self defence training. OSU has multiple nationally certified RAD instructors who offer these classes multiple times a semester. Preventing sexual assault goes far beyond personal safety measures. According to Pendleton, a combination of language, thought and action equal change. In order to change the culture around sexual assault, she says we have to start by examining our language. This includes cutting out phrases like “I raped that test,” or other language that normalizes rape and implies it being a positive act. This language is evident of a deeply ingrained mindset in which common notions like “boys will be boys” color our perceptions of the world around us. “Phrases like that excuse poor behavior,” Pendleton says, “and we have to change that way of thinking.” Next we have to change our actions. If you see someone who is in, or could potentially get into, a risky situation, don’t be a bystander. Whether that means no longer turning a blind eye when you see someone who is too drunk leaving a bar with someone or you hear friend making light of sexual assault, say something. While not everyone will be sexually assaulted in their lives or even know someone who was, there is still a toxic culture surrounding sexual assault. It’s up to everyone to take those steps in analyzing our personal behavior and whether or not our thoughts and actions have a place in the world we want


Typo Market This adorable family business is anything but a mistake.

Having just opened in Stillwater in April, Typo Market, located at 123 E 9th Ave., is a one-stop shop for your gift giving necessities this holiday season. With an abundance of paper goods, candles, apothecar y items and more, you will have your holiday shopping list all checked off. Susan Hartford owns the store with her three daughters Jessica Sutton, Shelby Howerton and Katie Barlow. Hartford says her desk is covered in 36  MODMuze  NOV

stationary and decorative paper sold at the store, her favorite thing they sell. “When we decided to open a business, we knew we wanted to do paper goods,” she says. The store originally opened in June 2016 in Newnan, Georgia. It was moved to Stillwater when Sutton decided to move back home to Oklahoma to raise her family. “Stillwater has really reacted in a good way,” Hartford says, “I want it to


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be a place where people can come and feel part of the community, where we know all of our customers and we can talk about our lives and feel like it is a place we belong.” Har tford, who is an OSU graduate, says they try to buy locally, “...we have a couple of vendors that are from Stillwater.” The store carries Stillwater-based brands such as Fresh!, Card Co. and Scent-sible. “We tr y to have things no one else has in town…and keep our price point affordable,” Har tford says. So if you’re looking to shop local while staying within budget, check out Typo Market the next time you’re downtown! Typo Market 123 E 9th Ave. 405-332-5672 Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


6 Gift Ideas for Your Significant Other Consider these creative ideas when shopping for your significant other this holiday season! by Desiree Atkins With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of what to get your significant other. Holidays aren’t solely about receiving or giving gifts, but we all get a warm, fuzzy feeling when someone we cherish gives us a great gift. This holiday season, be original and thoughtful when picking a gift for your significant other. Stationar y Plus We all do a lot for the people we love, and sometimes it goes unnoticed. Make your significant other feel special by writing them a sweet note or letter of affirmation in a notebook or notepad before gifting it to your par tner for them to use. Typo Market in downtown Stillwater has an abundance of adorable stationary and additional artsy items to make your notes extra special. Taking Photo Fur ther Are you really dating if you don’t have selfies galore on both of your phones? Take some time to print those photos out and create a photo album or order 38  MODMuze  NOV

a blanket with photos of you both together. For a funny twist, personalize a PopSocket with a photo of you making a funny face or their favorite pet. Trust me, they’ll love it! Look at the many options online and in stores to find the best deals for these gifts. Stress Relieving Spa Life gets a little rough, so consider buying your partner a gift certificate to a spa. Most spas offer different packages and deals that you can choose from, so pick one that correlates to what your loved one would enjoy most. Glo Salon & Spa in Stillwater is a great place to start. You can buy your significant other a “Glo Gift Certificate” for spa or salon services for any amount that you choose. If this is out of your budget, create an at-home spa with dim lights, candles, face masks and the lavender jams playlist on MODMuze’s Spotify.

Books and Bonding If your significant other is a book lover, buy them a gift card or a few books that they’ve been talking about. For a more personal touch, take your partner shopping at Bliss Books & Bindery in downtown Stillwater then hop over to Balanced Coffee Co. to read together.

Specialized Jewelry Rings, earrings, bracelets, watches or necklaces are a classic gift. This year, consider purchasing jewelry unique to your loved one. Check out The

Technology with a Twist If it’s in your budget, buy your significant other a new gadget! Ranging from phones, watches, fit bits, tablets, headphones and more. The iPhone XS Max just released and we hear it’s pretty rad. But if a new phone isn’t what they need, to keep track of their current device, consider getting them a Tile Mate. It connects to your smart phone and will ring when your phone is nearby but out of sight even when it’s on silent, and it’s only about $25. For a more fashionable take on technology look at a leather tassel charging cable that cost $60. It’s cute and practical!

No matter miles between us necklace $47

Vintage Pearl, a jewelry store in Tulsa that makes customized jewelry. It also offers great gift options for mothers.

Cuff links $27 Tile Mate

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Sustainability Starts in the Home Lessen your environmental footprint with these products and tips.

by Allison Clymer

Sustainability has become a hot topic seen popping up in a multitude of scenarios with terrifying statistics of environmental destruction. Ever y year around 230 million tons of solid waste is discarded in landfills in the U.S. alone, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. These numbers seem unimaginable and leave people wondering how just one person could possibly make a difference in such a massive issue. It’s possible though and with simple habitual changes, you can start right in your home.

Meatless Mondays Cut out meat once a week to reduce the carbon footprint of the meat industr y. Go even fur ther by not eating meat several days a week, if you don’t already. Livestock production uses 2,500 gallons of water in producing one pound of meat, according to PETA. Go vegetarian one day a week to help cut down on the environmental impact 40  MODMuze  NOV

of the meat industry. Drink from the tap Plastic bottles are one of the leading causes of plastic waste and often end up in waterways. Instead of buying water bottles, just drink from the tap

with reusable cups. This is just another cost-effective way to save the environment! Beeswax Wrap Rid your kitchen of single-use plastics to preserve food and opt for the plastic-free alternative, Beeswax Wrap. It can be used for approximately one whole year by just rinsing off the fabric-like sheet in cool water and using the heat of your hands to mold the wrap around an item. A pack of three can be purchased on Amazon for $20.

Make your own coffee Take time in the morning to make your own coffee instead of swinging by Starbucks! This habit not only cuts down on the wastefulness of paper cups or straws, but it also saves a significant amount of money. To double up on the sustainability use the reusable coffee filter, CoffeeSock for around $12. Donate old clothes Don’t throw away unwanted clothes or textiles! Donate what can still be worn to local donation places such as GoodWill or Savers, then what is left donate to a textile recycling facility.

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“Stores such as H&M even offer a 15 percent coupon when a customer donates any textiles.” Check out retailers such as Madewell and J. Crew who offer $20 off a new pair of jeans when you donate a pair.

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Cut down on utilities This may sound simple enough, but many people forget to turn off lights when leaving a room. Doing so not only helps reduce your personal carbon footprint, but also shaves money off your electricity bill. Also, instead of turning a fan on or the air conditioning up, try opening your windows instead. Try limiting laundry to one load a week to lessen your water use and save on the water bill.


Stores such as H&M even offer a 15 percent coupon when a customer donates any textiles to an H&M store.

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