Looking good and feeling your best everyday while balancing school and work can be a challenge, and the first week of classes can be especially daunting. But many students have fashion down to a science! The Fulcrum went out to discover the secrets that students around the University of Ottawa can teach the rest of …

The video sparked the idea in Kirton, co-founder of The Balance Project, to create her own clothing line that would be socially responsible and environmentally friendly, while also informing people about ethical problems in the current fashion world. Kirton approached and worked with a group of friends to come up with a plan, and their first line was launched only a few months later.

University of Ottawa student Lydia Talajic likes to make and model clothes that are funky, comfortable, and unique.