I will admit, my brain isn’t all here today.
Behind the scenes over here, I’m learning about the ins and outs of ethical fashion. There’s so much to learn, and I’m pretty new to it, so I feel like I’m in college again.
When I first started learning + diving into the issues behind fashion, I felt like I was on a roller coaster. Hopeful one minute, cynical the next. I needed a touchstone — something to keep me grounded as I navigated all the feels. This quote is that touchstone for me:
“It’s easy to be a naive idealist. It’s easy to be a cynical realist. It’s quite another thing to have no illusions and still hold the inner flame.” — Marie-Louise von Franz
Have no illusions and still hold the inner flame. Yes to that.
I wanted to wait until I felt like I had all this ethical fashion stuff figured out before bringing it up here, but there’s so much to be said for learning together, in community.
So, let’s just start.
I wanted to ask you: What are the obstacles you face when you approach ethical fashion? When you think about building an ethical closet, what resistance do you face?
And real quick, if you’ve got it figured out already, that’s awesome. You are doing so much good and I’m high-fiving you. But right now, in the comments, I want to hold some space specifically for the questions. For curiosity. For grace.
For I don’t have it all figured out and right now that’s okay.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for some guidance on building an ethical closet, Capsules has a wealth of information when you sign up for their capsule builder. I couldn’t be more grateful to call the people of Capsules my friends. They are a team of sensitive + kind humans — and they are hungry for change. We’ve recently joined forces, so if you’re looking for more in-depth guidance with your capsule, we’ve got you covered.
I hope you have the best day today.
And I can’t wait to start this conversation with you. Thanks for sharing it with me.