The more we learn about the fashion industry the more inspired we are to change our shopping habits. Between the extreme waste (did you know it takes 2700 litres of water to make a conventional cotton t-shirt?!) and unethical labour practices, most mainstream clothing companies don't reflect our values. At the same time, style is important to us. Whether it's donning our version of a "power suit" when we've got a meeting at the bank or wearing a sweater that'll "pop" on camera, having the right clothes can make a big difference to mood and confidence. That's why we're thrilled to have Sarah Peel on our podcast today - a woman who shares our concerns and is working to help folks like us fill our wardrobes with feel-good clothes.
In this 40 minute episode Sarah shares:
- The difference between fashion and style
- A checklist to help ensure your purchases are in line with your ethics (and that you're getting the most bang for your buck)
- Why it can be more important to think about the cost per wear than the price tag
- How to combat decision fatigue by creating a "working uniform" and implementing a capsule wardrobe
- The most eco-friendly fabric options (did you know most bamboo clothing isn't actually very sustainable?)
Sarah was a style-misfit for most of her life, but a conscious-chic awakening hit her at the age of 30. She returned to sewing, the vintage stores of grade 8 rebellion, and got more courageous in her wardrobe and shopping choices. What she found was a truer reflection of the person she knew she was inside!
Nowadays, she helps friends and clients connect with that same kind of transformation at Love Ur Layers. Love Ur Layers is all about helping women get dressed in the morning with more LOVE. Love for themselves (self esteem and self care), love and joy for what's presently in their closet (organization and tailoring), and love for the story behind the garments themselves. You can find Sarah on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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