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Jewel Posse: Ethical jewelry for boss babes

Jewel Posse: Ethical jewelry for boss babes

You know that piece of jewelry that makes you feel not only beautiful, but also powerful?

With minimal yet bold designs and gorgeous natural materials like concrete and marble, all of the jewelry from Jewel Posse captures that #bossbabe feeling.

Of course, all the pieces are made sustainably and ethically. Plus, Jewel Posse is a woman and Black-owned shop!

Yes, you can knit a sweater!

Yes, you can knit a sweater!

For knitters, knitting your first sweater is a rite of passage. It’s an intimidating feat, after all. The sheer endurance and commitment it takes to complete a sweater is a commendable accomplishment, not to mention the skills and techniques you’ll need to master. 

But what if I said you could knit a sweater, no matter your skill level?

Thank you.

Thank you.

With the end of the year approaching, it’s a good time to slow down and reflect on the things that bring us joy. Sometimes, it’s only when we pause that we realize just how much we have to be grateful for.

Here’s my list of blessings; I hope it inspires you to find the things that make you happy and hold them close, too.

A conscious guide to cashmere / Grana Mongolian cashmere review

A conscious guide to cashmere / Grana Mongolian cashmere review

As the days grow shorter and colder, there’s nothing cozier than snuggling into a cashmere sweater. But where does this fuzzy winter magic come from? How can you buy it responsibly? And how can you care for it so your cashmere continues to bring you warmth and joy for years to come?

Today’s post is all about cashmere! I’m thrilled to partner with Grana in this post, featuring their Mongolian cashmere.

Psst, there’s a discount at the end for you!

The joy of creation: Why I love making my own clothes and think you should, too!

The joy of creation: Why I love making my own clothes and think you should, too!

My idea of a perfect afternoon is sitting in bed with a kitty in my lap and knitting needles in my hands, creating something that’ll bring warmth to myself or someone I love. I call this the joy of creation: that simple happiness I get from making something with my own two hands. 

Of course, my favorite things to make are clothes. Whether I’m knitting, crocheting, or sewing, I completely geek out over learning new techniques and daydream up my own designs. Recently, I’ve realized how making my own clothes—something I’ve been doing for over a decade—ties neatly into my slow fashion journey.

Confessions of an outfit repeater (ft. my fall uniform)

Confessions of an outfit repeater (ft. my fall uniform)

A concept I’ve been wrapping my head around in regards to slow fashion is the “uniform.” 

We’ve been socialized to believe that outfit repeating isn’t fashionable and that we constantly need to buy new clothes to be trendy and stylish. The reality is that the earth is suffering because of our addiction to buying new clothes, and that regular people (i.e. not celebrities or the ultra-rich) can’t afford to not repeat outfits. 

A broke girl’s guide to sustainable and ethical fashion

A broke girl’s guide to sustainable and ethical fashion

So you care where your clothes are made and how, but can’t afford to buy organic cotton, artisan-made, fair trade everything? Yeah, me neither.

Before I began my slow fashion journey, the aspect of sustainable and ethical fashion that seemed most daunting to me was the price tag. But I’ve since learned there’s more to this conscious fashion lifestyle than just buying from (usually pricey) brands that tout their sustainability and ethics.

Here are some tips to help you be a more conscious consumer at any budget!

The world’s most comfortable shoe??? / Allbirds wool loungers review

The world’s most comfortable shoe??? / Allbirds wool loungers review

The last place I thought I’d turn to for fashion inspiration is Silicon Valley, but it turns out that techies are on to something with their latest shoe obsession. Made of super-soft merino wool, Allbirds are the sustainable sneakers taking over the tech world’s hearts and soles, with the Internet calling them “the world’s most comfortable shoes”—and they’re so cute that I had to try them on for size!

Why should we care about sustainable and ethical fashion, anyway?

Why should we care about sustainable and ethical fashion, anyway?

In the past five months, I’ve learned a lot about sustainable and ethical fashion. If you’ve followed along, thanks so much for learning and growing with me. What I’ve realized from talking to this community is that a lot of you are interested in learning more about sustainable and ethical fashion, but have no idea where to even start—and my blog has been a messy diary of my own fumbling journey into slow fashion, rather than a comprehensive guide.

I want restitchstance to be your starting place (like it was mine!), and a space where we can learn and help each other do less harm with more style. From now on, I’ll work to create more informational content to guide your slow fashion journey, in addition to styling and lifestyle inspiration.

Today, we’re going back to the basics. Let’s talk about what sustainable and ethical fashion is in the first place and why it matters.

How shopping sustainably helped me define my personal style

How shopping sustainably helped me define my personal style

One of the biggest concerns I had about switching to sustainable and ethical fashion was that this change would limit my style choices. After all, the selection is much narrower and the price point higher—and sustainable fashion is all about buying fewer things.

Fast forward to now, four months into my slow fashion (and blogging) journey, and I’ve found the exact opposite to be true. Making more mindful choices about the items I buy has been incredibly freeing. Instead of anxiously following the trends that the fast fashion industry spends billions of dollars convincing us we need to follow to be stylish, I’ve been able to focus on what’s most important to my own aesthetics and define my personal style on my own terms.