Some days everything I have on was bought from a major retailer, is in synthetic fibers (in intense colors that probably required several washes to dye) and was possibly even purchased off the sale rack!
Yes, I am here everyday posting about all of the beautiful things I’ve found for you to buy that were safely made and relieve poverty and empower women and help, sometimes even relieve stress and harm on the environment. AND I want all of that to be true about EVERY piece in my wardrobe. But it’s only in the last year or two that I made that a commitment and I have a closet full of things that were purchased before that. So what do I do with them?
Mostly, I keep them. I try and restyle them in ways that are fresh and repair them or spot clean them when needed. I do my best (I have young messy children) to wash them as infrequently as possible so that they last (and to conserve water in general).
But mostly, I have GRACE for myself and I walk tall, knowing that I’m trying and sometimes being good to others and the environment means keeping what I have, even if it’s story is not exciting and I really just ordered it from Zara (my skirt in the picture).
I’m also really excited for our upcoming clothing swap in October! Follow the link here for more INFO. Several of the pieces in my closet that fit the description above will be out that day. I’m hoping I can switch for something new without completely getting rid of what I have.
So where ever your journey to a conscious closet is at…it is ALL GOOD. Keep trying, being creative, rewearing, hunting, thrifting and know that you are not alone in it.
As always: Happy Ethical Shopping!