It’s easy to make grand statements about doing completely non-material gifts, instead opting for experiences, cash, or donations alone. But the truth is that when it comes to kids, it’s not that easy. Kids need “things” more often than adults, as they outgrow clothing and require age-appropriate toys and games. That’s okay! There’s still a way to save money, packaging, and the resources that go into producing new goods, and that’s by shopping secondhand.
Last but certainly not least: today’s feature is Turnabout Luxury Resale. This BC collection of consignment stores offer shoppers high-quality and designer resale fashion and accessories. Today I’m interviewing Erin Mathews, Social Media & E-Commerce Manager at Turnabout.
If you look at the vast majority of clothing retailer window displays and websites, or even lists of bloggers to follow, you’ll see that the people depicted are predominantly white, able-bodied, thin/standard-size, and cisgender.
I’m beyond thrilled to introduce my first interview subject in my “Fashion Week” series, the one and only Aja Barber. If you’re not following her on Instagram, you should be! She’s a wealth of information, a genuinely kind person, and one of the reasons I’m so happy that I decided to join Instagram in the first place.
There’s no getting around it: our thirst for inexpensive, trendy clothing is killing the planet and its people. It may seem like $10 for a t-shirt is no big deal, but the “fast fashion” model of cheaply made pieces produced in staggering volumes has no place in a sustainable world.