there are very few articles of clothing i own that aren't either thrifted, handmade (by me or other artists), vintage, or second hand. and most of the pieces that don't fall under one of those categories are from my high school years (although yes, yes, i totally have some dresses and a skirt i bought at urban outfitters three years ago... i'm not perfect okay?) this is a way i have of embracing my values. the things i believe. how i want to live out my life.
as an artist, i understand and want to support other artists.
as a consumer, i want my choices to be responsible and not harmful to other human beings or the place i call home. i want to shop local, and be an active supporter and contributor to my community and city.
challenge yourself to think more about what you're buying. how you're buying it. why you're buying it.
it took me years to arrive at the place i am now, and i still have things to work on and stuff to get rid of. but living a more intentional, minimal, slow and mindful life is something i believe is worth taking years to work on because the benefits are just too great. and we as a people and a society are suffering and deteriorating because of it.