Why I want to be Locally Dressed
Let's create a healthy relationship between Community and Clothing
My outward appearance should openly display my personal beliefs. For this to be true - the clothes I wear must be a reflection of what I value.
Up to the present, I have not lived this way. I spent years in fashion before starting my career in the sciences. During that time I developed a taste for clothing. Over the years I collected wardrobes in various sizes and styles. Like many, I have clothes I haven't worn in over three years in my closet.
I spent years enjoying going to the mall and shopping. But, I also began to be more mindful of the climate, my neighbors - close and far, and the inequities in our global market systems.
Last year I heard Rebecca Burgess of the Fibershed CA speak at Keene's Radically Rural conference. It became clear - the clothes on my back didn't match the sustainable values I had adopted. This needed to change but I am not a fiber or clothing expert. What could I do to support my local community while doing so in a sustainable way?
The answer - create Locally Dressed.
Here, I will reach out to the community of fiber experts locally and regionally and share what I learn while collecting garments to change my wardrobe to be
How can I do this?
Who can I purchase clothing and fiber from?
Join me on this journey of discovery.
I am seeking fiber clothing makers to help me on my quest to gather clothing. Contact me!
Kelly Fletcher Photography