Jeneice Thompson: "In the month of September, I plan on purchasing nothing with the exception of food."
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.
- Top from Reformation; 88% Tencel
- Skirt from Crossroads Trading; second hand
- Belt pre-owned for 5 years
- Jewelry from PoshMark; second hand
- Clutch from Mercy Grey Design Co.
- Shoes from Crossroads Trading; second hand
- Pressed Foundation by Alima Pure
- Lights-Camera-Flashes mascara by Tart
- Eye shadow by Alima Pure
- Lip Crayon by Bite Beauty
- Ecoluxe Look by Jeneice Thompson
What are you working on in terms of holistic health this month?
"In the month of September, I plan on purchasing nothing with the exception of food."
What's a purposeful pleasure you indulge in?
"I appreciate all companies that choose to have a conscious business model, but at the moment, I’m most inspired by an eco-friendly company called Ovate for their silhouettes and their fall color pallet."
What inspires you most right now?
"My inspiration changes frequently, but I’m currently inspired by minimalism.
Lately, I’ve developed a deeper admiration for simplicity and the peace that comes along with it."
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