Happy February, friends! Can you believe it's February, 2019, already?! How?!!
Hope you had a great first month of the year and have felt inspired by what we shared in last month's blog.
And in keeping with that theme, the team here at Nesaa wants to talk a little bit about the three 'R's today... Not reading, writing, and 'rithmetic, but REDUCING, RE-USING, and RECYCLING.
Yay.. fun times!
Here are some nifty ways we think you can RE-think some of those old things, and bring back some life to them, and other ways you can try to reduce in your everyday dealings:[Pic of some repurposed shawls, or nice colourful ones..]
Shawls and scarfs of various sizes and shapes are great to start using and thinking about in new ways.. Large rectangular shawls make great wraparound skirts, for example. Or piece together a few to make some funky pillow shams.. Get creative! Think outside the box... You'll be surprised by what you can come up with. I've even seen table shams that were actually wraparound headscarves! And they looked good in their new role..[Another pic..]
Only buy what you really feel is worth your time, effort and money.. If it seems like a fun buy and you think it might be something you want to add to your wardrobe or accessories collection, think twice - does it look good in the store? Or on the website pic? But in actuality, it's not something you really want.. or even need! Buy from local and sustainable sources for your clothing.. Buy vintage and used, where possible! You can really find some great steals at local thrift shops.
Finally, have you heard of capsule wardrobes? Probably.. It's a pretty popular term these days.. Basically, the idea is to widdle the number of pieces in your closet down to the minimum, the essential. I've heard 37 is the magical number.. Basically, timeless pieces that suit you and never go out of style.. Those are the pieces you want to keep in your closet. It makes fashion sense.. but ecologically, and economically, it makes a lot of sense, too. We're behind a good idea like that.. Plus, even on the wikipedia definition, there is room for at least one tote and one clutch in your capsule.
But, oh oh, now, how do we choose just ONE?!!
Here is a list of some companies that are doing some interesting work in the realm of sustainable and slow fashion!
Wow, check this place out - REFORMATION. They are just awesome and the amount you will learn on their website about sustainable, eco-friendly and conscious practices is amazing..
Hats off to them![Pic of a cute hat.. maybe in the air!]