Building community and inspiring others are very important to us here at The Sustainable Fashion Forum so when it came to planning our summer event we knew we wanted to do something that was both inspirational and involved our community in some way. To celebrate the launch of SFF as more than just an annual event we partnered with our friends over at Foundation and Function to host a launch party/panel discussion.
The panel was entitled, The Refashioned Closet and was all about how to repurpose your closet to create an ethical and sustainable closet. Personal stylists Rose Jubb of Style Class and Corey Gregg of Poppy Lyn gave us great tips on finding your personal style and creating a functional wardrobe that fits your lifestyle.
Identifying your personal style is by far the first step towards a sustainable wardrobe. Knowing what NOT to buy is just as important as knowing what TO buy...when you know what works for your body type, coloring, personality & lifestyle you are eliminating costly mistakes that are wasteful & clutter up a closet. - Corey Gregg
Drea Johnson, owner of Hidden Opulence shared insight on how to repurpose 'old' items in your closet and make them new.
One of the first steps in building a sustainable closet is to go through your closet and get rid of the things you're not wearing. If you really can't part with something try to think of ways you can reinvent the piece to better fit your wardrobe and style. By freeing up your closet you can create room for new treasures to love. - Drea Johnson
Everyone's closet should be unique and suited to their daily lives. Some of us work from home, others in places with little season variation and others who never accessorize per their personal style, or wouldn't leave home without. I think the trick is to have pieces that YOU would wear again and again and that would pair well with other pieces in your closet." - Hannah Aronowitz
To say we had a blast was an understatement! We had such a fun time getting to hang out IRL and even met a group of new friends that came down from Seattle just to hang out with us for the evening. So cool!
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