If you're like the average person, you've probably not given much thought to your closet before now. The contents, the organization, the intentionality, or the source of your clothes all were sort of floating around in your mind without grounding or purpose. Now that you're here, I assume you want to be more intentional (though … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Sign Up for the Conscious Closet MiniCourse
Saying there's a seat at the table for you, especially when we say this to black women or BIPOC or women of color, requires action. We need to move over first. And then be quiet and listen. When I say "we" I mean this in a communal sense, and am speaking as a white woman … Continue reading White Sisters, Move Over First
One of the more common complaints I receive about ethical or socially conscious fashion is how expensive it is. "I can get a t-shirt for $5 at <insert store here> why would I pay $70?!?!" I get it. For people on a budget, and even for a lot of people who aren't, an item with … Continue reading 3 Ways Conscious Fashion Saves Money
Curating a socially conscious wardrobe can seem time-consuming at first. You have to research brands and their ethics. Perhaps organize your closet and purge items. Plus, changing a habit just takes time and mental energy. Maybe you feel guilty for taking this long to figure out that most clothing companies are not paying their employees … Continue reading 3 Ways Conscious Fashion Saves Time
At the risk of sounding too cliche, I hosted a closet clean out challenge the first week of January. It really crosses off all the boxes: new year, new you, #konmari, and yet another social media-driven personal challenge. It's okay, I can admit when I'm predictable. But really though! Doing this with other people was … Continue reading Finding Joy in Your Closet
How is it possible to have a closet stuffed full of clothes, and nothing to wear? And yet, we feel a sense of dread when asked to consider limiting our intake and being more intentional about what we buy. My friends, I have to be honest here and tell you, taking the easy way out … Continue reading Less is More
Overall, the United States exports about a billion pounds of second-hand textiles, making it our eighth largest export. And shockingly, this constitutes only a small portion of America's yearly donations. So, if you imagine someone happily using the bags and bags of crap you discard at your local donation center on a regular basis, you're … Continue reading Does anyone need your junk?
Time to get real with each other - who here throws away their clothes? Raise your hand. I know you're not raising your hand because you're reading this on the train or on the couch with your sig other or you're otherwise embarrassed. At least admit it in your own mind: you've dumped perfectly good … Continue reading You can recycle clothes?!
K.I.S.S. We know what this stands for, right? KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID. My 7 year old would be offended by this, but you can change the last S to any adjective you'd like to use...silly, slow, scatty, shortsighted, simple, senseless, scatterbrained...you get the idea. The point is, we tend to hide behind perfectionism and feel … Continue reading 15 Ways to Start Being More Sustainable
Even when you purchase something ethically made, you are still demanding more resources from the planet. And it takes quite a bit of time and effort to do your research, and often a bigger portion of your budget. While these things are important, admittedly we just don’t have the time to focus on it when … Continue reading Thrifting in the Name of Ethical Fashion