On April 24, 2013, Rana Plaza, an eight-storey commercial building in Savar, Bangladesh, collapsed, killing 1,129 people. The building was home to several garment factories, and it’s collapse brought to light the unsafe work conditions faced by garment industry workers not only in Bangladesh, but around the world.
After this, I took a hard look at the way I consumed clothing. Previously, I had guiltily shopped at “cheap-chic” mall stores, knowing full well where the clothing was coming from, but trying not to think of it. I could no longer push the thought to the back of my mind. It was time to change something.
This began a process of disciplining myself to only buy what I needed, to try and shop second-hand whenever possible, and to learn to craft my own garments from scratch. Over the past year, I have learned a lot and made plenty of mistakes.
This blog is an evolution of this process that began nearly a year ago. I intend to share my learnings and mistakes, my triumphs and failures, as I attempt to craft a wardrobe that I can truly feel good about.
Lets do this thing.