Oh, friends... I just got home from work and was treating myself to a quick 5 minute Facebook feed investigation and I quickly realized that some scary shizznit happened today. While, if you've been skipping the bits here about sustainable fashion and only digging in to the personal stuff, you know that I moved to Las Vegas to (finally) teach special education (after getting an M.A. in special education in 2012). It hasn't been going well. I've been up to my ears in paperwork and screaming children and I've had a tough time building a decent support system and making friends out here in the desert.
All of that, coupled with the current government's decision to confirm Ms. DeVos today and I'm really, quite seriously thinking about dusting off that old apparel merchandising/business degree from undergrad and getting the heck out of dodge.
I apologize for getting political. I'm seriously torn though... how much is too much? I don't want to be a defeatist but I'm also trying to pay attention to what the world is doing to help me figure out my path. I don't want to quit, but I also know that things are rough, I can change them, and I'd love to love the amount of life that I have left on this big blue planet.
So here's what I'm thinking...
I'd love some feedback...
For about a year now, I've been toying with the idea of rounding up all of my favourite sustainable brands and starting first, an online store, but if that goes well, I have a really fun idea for a physical store that would take repurposing, sustainable and fair trade fashion and accessories to a new level.
What say you?
What's sustainable about this outfit?
: the earrings were handmade from ethically harvested butterfly wings
: the bracelets are all handmade
: the leggings are hand-me-downs