Being AWEAR and conscious in your clothing isn't something that's always obvious to people around you. But really, it's about wearing what you believe in and feeling good about it.
Bianca shares her thoughts on what wearing a low impact lifestyle on her sleeve means to her ::
"We recycle, vote with our forks and use LED light bulbs to minimize our carbon footprints, but how many of us literally wear our beliefs on our sleeves? I recycle and use toxin-free skin care products, so wearing this organic knit, made in the USA dress on my body feels natural. Being vegan, sporting these colorful peep-toe platforms comforts me in knowing no animals were harmed just so I could look cute.
And driving a hybrid to minimize global warming makes even more sense when the bag I carry is made with a carbon-neutral manufacturing process. I enjoy knowing that I am living in a way that is also in alignment with who I am in the larger world.
Like coordinating a favorite outfit, learning how to AWEAR your values on your sleeve makes getting dressed each day so much more meaningful."
Dress (by Myrrhia, via Ecohabitude, no waste manufacturing and organic, made in USA fibers)
Peep-toe Platform Shoes (by Cri de Coeur, vegan)
Bag (Alcantara Spa vegan bag, designed by Rebecca Moses, made using the 1st carbon-neutral certified fabric)
Amethyst Jewelry (by Fanta Celah, handmade)
Nailpolish (by Sparitual, vegan & toxin-free)
Lipstick (Zosimos's Botanicals)
Photos by Michael Alexander
Kestrel is a globetrotter with small-town Wisconsin spirit. She has lived in Chile, London, Madrid & New York, soaking up and absorbing every moment of fashion and difference along the way. She has worked with People Tree, Global Action Through Fashion, The GreenShows, FashionMeGreen, Fashioning Change, Ecouterre, Inhabitat & EcoSalon. She loves words & garments, and reorganizing them both. For Kestrel, fashion is her favorite way to share stories. Her most recent endeavor, AWEAR, is a style-driven project intended to help inspire us to think about where our clothes are made, what they are made of, and who makes them.