Street Style: Garbage Pile Treasures

By Kestrel Jenkins

Jennie Thwaites of The Garbage Pile

Jennie is a writer, musician, stylist, amateur seamstress, expert kale salad maker and vintage enthusiast from North Carolina.

Jennie’s blog – The Garbage Pile – is a place for “slow fashion, not minds,” where ethical and sustainable style at any price point truly is the name of her game.

Kimono (vintage from Buffalo Exchange in Austin, TX)
Top (by Free People, thrifted from the same Buffalo Exchange in Austin)
Pants (by Michael Kors, thrifted for fifty cents from a tiny thrift shop in Jennie’s North Carolina home town)
Earrings and Bracelet (by Canned Goods; all of their products are re-purposed from tin cans and with every purchase, they donate a can of food to a reputable charity)
Shoes (purchased way back when Jennie was in high school – those are some shoes with longevity!)

photos by Steve Ingenito of Country Sleep Photography


Kestrel JenkinsAbout The Author

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.


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