Ep 17 Book Review of The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good

Hello, hello! How is everyone doing? I won’t lie, it’s been a fucking time since my last episode. I recorded this in August (the only way that I know that is because I say it in the episode), said “great, I’ll edit that later”, then three months went by, and then I finally pulled it back up in my computer and actually edited it. And now we’re here!

As you can tell by the title, this is a bit different from my usual interview format; I am hoping to get back to interviews, but first I have to figure out how to conduct them remotely. And in the meantime, I’m bringing you fashion- and clothing-related book reviews! I’m hoping to make this a semi-regular process, to challenge myself a bit creatively, and also create some accountability with keeping up with my reading list.

In this episode I give an overall synopsis, as well as personal take, on the second novel by Elizabeth Cline: The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing. If you haven’t read her first novel, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, don’t worry, it’s not necessary, but is helpful. This book does build on the first, but where Overdressed looked at the overall (fast) fashion industry, The Conscious Closet is much more about the personal and individual, and how you can tailor your wardrobe to be more eco-conscious and sustainable.

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Gabrielle Trach Designs

Gabrielle Trach Designs is a female-owned and operated business whose mission is to bring beauty to everyday life through decorative textile wares. All pieces are designed handmade by Gabrielle herself -- that's me! Coming from a long line of makers and crafters, I feel pre-destined to this need to make. Over the years my love of the handmade and textiles has grown stronger. Through this store I want to share my passion for handmade textile home decor, and hope to bring beauty to the lives of those around me. My mission is to reduce textile and garment waste by turning them into soft furnishings, such as rugs, wall hangings, and much more. Each piece is made from upcycled fibre or fabric, making each piece beautiful, unique, and eco-friendly!

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