I wasn’t always into slow fashion and minimalism. But when my husband and I moved into a 700 square foot condo in the heart of an urban centre and I quit my finance job to work retail and freelance – I learned about minimalism and conscious consumerism real quick.
Not only was it a question of affordability, but I realized that I didn’t really need a huge closet (or a lot of other things for that matter). As a freelance wardrobe stylist I was constantly surrounded by clothes, and quite frankly, got sick of seeing the same, inexpensive garments hanging on racks only to be purchased and discarded a few weeks later. I also grew tired of the “I have nothing to wear” mentality surrounding me, and the havoc overconsumption was having on the planet. So I set out to create a space where using what you have and shopping smart didn’t come from a judgmental or guilt-inducing space, but one of creativity and confidence.
I believe that the secret to a curated closet and being a more conscious consumer has everything to do with being creative with what we’ve got and smart in our purchasing decisions. Embracing slow fashion yields a smaller closet full of pieces you actually wear all of the time, a powerful boost of confidence when getting dressed, and a solid dose of love for the planet. If you’re here, maybe you’re interested in starting your journey to a more conscious closet and I am so here for it.