We’ve talked about mending, we’ve discussed our IMPERFECT category, and we’ve continued to mention harmful textile waste, now it’s time to get creative! If you have an item with some holes, unsightly stains, and that just doesn’t fit right anymore, you can still save it. “Waste isn’t waste until we waste it,” Will.i.am has said. We wholeheartedly agree! We’re bringing you 7 bloggers who are experts at turning “trash” into treasure.
For this edition of “Swappers We Love” we’re featuring eco stylist and sustainable fashion blogger Sonia Kessler. We have to warn you that we’re a little biased because Sonia is a close collaborator of ours, but we think you’ll see that she lives up to the hype! Sonia is a French girl living in Los Angeles. Her style reflects her eclectic story and is showcased greatly on her Instagram @nativestyling. After gathering attention for her personal style, Sonia dove headfirst into helping others find their true selves through clothes through her business Native Styling. From sustainable shopping tours to personal shopping with ethical production in mind, Sonia does it all in a completely accessible way. Enjoy learning more about her story below!
It’s important to dress appropriately for whatever gathering you’re attending, and also feel comfortable enough to have a piece of pie when it’s all over. Interestingly enough it is pretty easy to dress well and pleasantly for Thanksgiving. With the right amount of give and smart styling, you’ll be the hit of the dinner party in no time!
Tensions have been high in the US ever since the 2016 election. Our country is more divided than ever, yet, at the same time, more motivated than ever. No matter what your specific values are or where you live, being an active voter is incredibly important to our democracy. It may seem hopeless at times, to move systems to change, but your voice does matter! The midterm elections are being held on November 6th and could potentially change the tides of our current establishment. Are you registered to vote? Do you know who’s running in your district? Are you aware of where your nearest polling place is? An act which should be so simple has become complicated today and can seem incredibly overwhelming, however, there’s reason to rejoice. Websites like Vote.org and Vote Save America make it easy for you to complete your civic duty this Fall! Visit these sites and get answers before the elections, so you can wear your “I Voted” sticker with pride.
There’s nothing we hate more than thinking of the piles upon piles of textiles sitting in landfills. To remind you, about 85% of clothing accumulated in the US each year is thrown away. Unfortunately many of these items aren’t necessarily saved when donated to Goodwill or similar large charities. If a friend wouldn’t wear it why would a stranger? This is why we are huge fans of quality items over fast fashion, and mending clothes before throwing them away! In order to give you the best value with you swap, we have a strict screening process when you send your clothing to Swap Society.