Kestrel Jenkins: "Everything is a process that takes time."
Preface: The average American tosses out 81 pounds of clothing each year; We now buy five times more clothes than we did in the 1980's; and a fast fashion piece of clothing lasts just five weeks in a woman's wardrobe before it's tossed out. Currently, our mainstream fashion industry, with a tunnel-vision for the bottom line, encourages ever-insatiable materialism at the cost of our social welfare, environmental well-being, and public health.
But it doesn't have to be this way. In honor of Second-Hand September, KW highlights change-makers glamorizing slow, re-loved, and vintage fashion as statements of appreciation for the heartfelt stories told by cherished clothes.
- Slip from a local thrift store
- Tee from Reformation; made in LA, 100% Tencel
- Earrings from Often Wander; handmade in San Diego using repurposed components
- Re-loved vintage Stetson hat
- Leather jacket up cycled from vintage trench coats
- Re-loved scarf from a thrift store
- Shoes by Modern Vice; made-to-order in New York City
*Shop more quality re-loved pieces here.
- Ecoluxe Look by Kestrel Jenkins of Conscious Chatter and Left Edit
- Photography by @drewfoto of @falconrelated
What are you working on in terms of holistic health this month?
"This month, I've been working on patience. It's never been my strong suit, but I've been trying to put it into action: To take an hour mid-day to embrace a yoga class; to sit outside and attempt to relax in my yard at the end of the day; and to remind myself that everything is a process that takes time."
What's a purposeful pleasure you indulge in?
"Making creative vegan desserts and sharing them with friends and family."
What inspires you most right now?
"Connecting with people who challenge my thoughts on 'sustainability' and 'conscious living' and push me to further learn and engage in the future of the conversation."
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