Jeneice Thompson: "In the month of September, I plan on purchasing nothing with the exception of food."

Preface: The average American tosses out 81 pounds of clothing each year; We now buy five times more clothes than we did in the 1980's; and a fast fashion piece of clothing lasts just five weeks in a woman's wardrobe before it's tossed out. Currently, our mainstream fashion industry, with a tunnel-vision for the bottom line, encourages ever-insatiable materialism at the cost of our social welfare, environmental well-being, and public health.

But it doesn't have to be this way. In honor of Second-Hand September, KW highlights change-makers glamorizing slow, re-loved, and vintage fashion as statements of appreciation for the heartfelt stories told by cherished clothes.

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What are you working on in terms of holistic health this month?

"In the month of September, I plan on purchasing nothing with the exception of food."

 

What's a purposeful pleasure you indulge in?

"I appreciate all companies that choose to have a conscious business model, but at the moment, I’m most inspired by an eco-friendly company called Ovate for their silhouettes and their fall color pallet."

 

What inspires you most right now?

"My inspiration changes frequently, but I’m currently inspired by minimalism.

Lately, I’ve developed a deeper admiration for simplicity and the peace that comes along with it."


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