This slow fashion Mindset Shift Will Change the Way You Shop – For GOOD

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The slow fashion and sustainable fashion conversation is finally turning in the right direction: addressing fashion’s overproduction problem, and subsequently, our overconsumption problem. An estimated 92 billion tons of textile waste is generated every year – and yet fashion brands continue to build overproduction and obsolescence into their supply chain. We know all this, and […]

Made in Africa Sneakers for the Light at Heart

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SHOES. I LOVE SHOES. This is not an understatement. The women on both sides of my family LOVE shoes and footwear of all kinds. I recently inherited a pair of vintage Stuart Weitzman pumps from my late aunt, and it is such a fitting memento and reminder of her. But today I’d like to focus […]

What Does Creativity Have to Do With Slow Fashion?

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I wasn’t always so good at shopping my closet. Before I started my slow fashion journey towards building a conscious closet, I had no style direction and lots of disposable income. This is a disastrous combination if you want to adopt slow fashion and/or have a conscious closet. It was only when I quit my […]

9 Characteristics of a Slow Fashion Company

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The other day I read an article that said ‘sustainability was having a moment’ thus cementing the era of brands using sustainability as a marketing tool. This can confuse consumers into thinking that “sustainability” is something you can slap on a product, or something you can check off a list and buy. Slow fashion is […]

Easy Habits That Will Make You Fall Back In Love With Your Closet

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The other day on my IG account, someone kindly pointed out that the sweater I was wearing in my photo needed de-pilling. She was absolutely right, and I knew I should have de-pilled it before taking the photo, but I was tight on time and hoped that nobody would notice knowing full-well (of course!) that […]

The 10 Best Purchases I’ve Ever Made in my Wardrobe

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There have been times when I looked at items in my closet and thought: “what was I thinking?” Especially recently, when I took a really hard look at what was in my closet compared to my personal style. With every garment that got listed on Poshmark, thredUP or sent to donation, I could pinpoint exactly […]

How to Have a Successful Low Buy Year in 2021

In a time where dated fashion myths have been busted by individualistic influencers and style rules have long been forgotten, one fashion myth still remains: building a sustainable wardrobe is costly and requires a style sacrifice.

Sustainable Gift Guide 2020

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photos by: boakviewphotography.com I can’t believe it’s already the holiday season! This year I’ve decided to share a sustainable gift guide, and I’ve divided it into different categories so you can find a thoughtful gift for everyone in your life. Most of these gift ideas are small but impactful, and I’ve chosen small to medium […]