Julie Allen-6/26/21

Change takes time.

Iam beginning to be more mindful around our consumption, purchases, and our impact on our world around us, here is what we are not going to do…

Feel guilty.

I am over here thinking to myself, "am I doing enough?" For the planet, for humans, for animals, for our shared humanity. 

I know I'm not alone in this. And I'm going to stop that thought right now. Here's the deal, going from being completely unaware of the damages fast fashion has on our world to switching our entire business to slow fashion, is going to take time. It is going to take learning and the only way we learn is by doing, making mistakes, and correcting. None of us will do this perfectly.

Switching to a slower lifestyle, a more mindful existence, and ethical fashion is a process that will not happen overnight. If you are anything like me, you want it all to happen right now. You want to be the best at being sustainable. You want to know that what you are doing is making a difference.

Slow down, loves. One step at a time. There is always more we can be doing, but part of the sustainable lifestyle is understanding that good things take time. Good things require patience. So slow down, take a breath, and focus on the changes you have made. We will look back in a year from now and realize how far we have all come. We are on this journey of slow fashion, sustainable living, and ethical lifestyle together. Patience, understanding, and compassion. For ourselves and for one another.

Disrupt the fashion industry.

The average consumer disposes about 70lbs of clothing per year...think about that.

Our  part, is to provide stylish clothing options in ethical ways. We are doing our research, and our goal is by fall to have all sustainable pieces in our boutique.

Photography by Sierra_selene_

Did you know? 

The fashion industry accounts for 10% of carbon emissions worldwide. And is the 2nd largest water consuming industry. 

We are working hard on vetting every single product and brand that comes into the boutique. We are doing our research and encourage you to do the same.

Things have to change. On so many levels.

Article credit : Julie Allen. CEO, Mary Rose NW Boutique. Founder, Mary Rose Foundation. Author and Eating Disorder Awareness Activist

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