Hey Community! The world now consumes 80 billion pieces of clothing each year, which is up 400% from two decades ago, and the average American throws away more than 80 pounds of clothes each year! We only wear our clothing 3 times before we consider it old and it falls to the back of our … Continue reading “One Dress” Challenge
I didn't grow up with anyone that looked like me. No familiar facial features or hair patterns, no height references or body explanations lol, to be honest these weren't always active thoughts in my mind but they were stored close by enough to creep up uninvitedly. My sense of identity relied on those things. ~ … Continue reading Doppelgangers: Serious Double Take
Last week, I returned to my love of monochromatic fashion and single-hue style. This bold and powerful fit reminds me of my purposes here- to be a conversation starter, thought provoker and change agent to combat textile waste while transforming and empowering communities with the tools to look at their clothes and their connection to … Continue reading EMPOWE(RED): Change Agent
Sunny Sundays in Brooklyn are for bursts of color, people watching and ice-cream. After an impromptu photoshoot and a few Instagram swipes, my cousin suggested we drive to Ample Hills for a few scoops of heaven. We found a parking spot right in front of this vintage inspired ice cream parlor so I knew that we were … Continue reading Mixed Prints & Ice Cream
I'll take any opportunity to throw on an oversized sweater! Staying warm and comfortable especially when heading to Saturday brunch are the most important factors for me. Donnatella Sweater: 6.99 No Tag Bottom: 1.89 Bettye Muller Kitchy Calf hair Pumps: 2.47 Clutch: 1.75 Peace & Positive Vibes
When planning for my travel this weekend to Palm Bay, I repetitively reminded myself to pack light and smart. Along with a pair of distressed jeans and a couple of graphic tees, I threw in this oversized 90's duster to complete my vacation bag. My favorite details were the functional buttons that went all the way down to my … Continue reading Hues of Blue in Palm Bay, F.L.
“There are nowhere near enough people in America to absorb the mountains of castoffs, even if they were given away.” says Pietra Rivoli, a professor of international business at the McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University. Annual Textile Waste by decade. She writes that each year Americans purchase approximately 1 billion garments made in China, … Continue reading Environmental Obsession: Textile Waste