Street Style: The Traveling Tee

By Kestrel Jenkins


One of AWEAR's changemakers :: Amy Dufault :: is the woman behind The Tailor Project. Over the last year, Amy inspired the journey and evolution of 1 singe t-shirt, with the hope that it could drive more people to connect with their local tailors.

It all started with an Appalatch tee on the east coast. From there, the tee has travelled and interacted with friends and fellow sustainable fashion advocates, who have added their own little touches, while utilizing and supporting their local tailors, along the way.

On its stop with me, it became a dress with the help of my local tailor Mary Ann of Seams To Me. The skirt was added, utilizing fabric I sourced in Ghana from a trip there with Meghan Sebold of AFIA.

I've passed the traveling tee up the coast to Rowena Ritchie in the Bay area. Thanks to Amy of the Tailor Project for reminding us how valuable and memorable it can be to connect, collaborate, and support our local tailors.



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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