The KonMari Method + Fair Trade
If you have read Marie Kondo’s best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up or watched the new show “Tidying Up” on Netflix, then you might be inspired to de-clutter your closet, only keeping the items that “spark joy.” In sorting through my own collection of clothes, there was a trend — I wanted to keep everything that was fair trade. No surprise!
Fair trade apparel certainly “sparks joy” with artisans who create it and communities who benefit around the world. And when we personally choose the clothes to carry at our stores, we feel a spark of joy from the patterns and colors (and the pockets!) We hope to pass that same feeling onto you, when you choose a style from the hanger in our store or click on a style on our website.
Marie Kondo wants you to think about what’s important to you when choosing what you keep. So, what about your clothing speaks to you? Is it the natural fibers and organic fabric, that it was made in a place with safe working conditions, or with sustainability in mind, like the coconut buttons or up-cycled fabric? Fair trade is all of those!
Lesson learned: buying fair trade apparel from the start will help keep your wardrobe manageable — it is high quality, washes well, and can be worn for multiple seasons. The handmade aspect sparks a human connection. Give your clothes a good, long life with our guide: 5 Ways to Take Care of Your Clothes.
Fair trade clothes have a story to tell. They have an inspiring journey, from the farmer who grew the cotton to your closet!
Now is a great time to add a thoughtful fair trade piece to your wardrobe! Shop our sale online and in our stores. As always, artisans have been paid in full and the clothing is flawless. We are excited to introduce new spring styles soon — we need more room for them on our racks! Happy shopping!