Happy New Year! 2016 was an extremely difficult year for me, so I'm super excited to have a new year among us to refresh and set some new intentions. I feel like each year comes and we all make New Year Resolutions but never stick to them for long. So this year, I tried to make significant changes throughout the year and just live by them. I stopped eating meat almost 6 months ago and have kept to it(aside from the occasional seafood dish)! I am also currently on my 22nd straight day of practicing yoga. Every single year, I make a resolution that I'm going to include yoga more frequently into my daily routine but it never lasts long. So I'm feeling pretty proud of myself at the moment!
For 2017, the only real "resolution" I made is to try and live a more sustainable lifestyle. I am especially going to pursue this resolution in regards to clothes. As a fashion blogger, I am so guilty of seeing new trends, running to Forever 21 or H&M and buying a cheap, trendy shirt or pair of shoes that I won't wear the following year, all for a new blog post. Those clothes may end up being resold or taken to Goodwill, but most of it will eventually end up in a landfill. Most of our clothes are not biodegradable so they will sit in a landfill for over 200 years. Yup, that overpriced t-shirt of a band you don't listen to will outlive you, for a very long time. Fast fashion is so harmful for our environment, but yet we don't think twice about buying a dress for one specific event that won't get worn again. So this year I am going to make a change. Instead of trying to keep up with fast fashion trends, I am going to shop consciously and try to leave a lighter ecological footprint.
In September, I started interning for this amazing activewear company, Wolven Threads. Their leggings and yoga tops are seriously aaaamazing. Each different print starts off as a piece of art and eventually transferred onto fabric and sewn up into the most comfortable and far out active wear you'll ever own. The coolest part? The fabric that Kiran & Will's art gets transferred onto is sustainable, recycled PET. Those pesky plastic water bottles that overflow our landfills and pollute our oceans get turned into an insanely soft and breathable, moisture wicking fabric that is perfect for your next hot yoga class. Having the opportunity to work for a sustainable company has really motivated me to change my shopping habits. Instead of buying more for cheap, I plan on buying quality, eco-friendly clothes that will last me much longer and be kinder to our Mother Earth.
I don't expect people to totally change the way they live, but I'm hoping to help encourage some people to start thinking a little more sustainably when they shop. If you know of any great sustainable brands, please send them my way! <3
Wearing Wolven Threads Surya Leggings