Slow it down

Before…

Before starting Let’s Talk Slow, I studied Fashion and Brading. After graduation, I worked for a sustainable womenswear brand in The Netherlands where I learned a lot about sustainability and sustainable production. My friends were always saying that it was very easy for me to buy sustainable Fashion, but of course that is not true. You just need to know where to find sustainable items. Then I came up with Let’s Talk Slow to show people that it is possible to have a fair wardrobe, you just need to know where to look and what to look and look out for. 

Stephanie has recently issued an Ebook “Slow it down”

My Ebook ‘Slow It Down’ is all about creating a conscious and sustainable wardrobe; How to do this, lots of tips and tricks, what to look for and inspiration from other girls as well. It’s a full guide that shows how you can change your consumer behaviour and what to look for whilst shopping sustainably. I’ve heard that it is still very inspiring for people that are into sustainable fashion already. 

Q: How did you get where you are today?

A lot of hard work and determination. My biggest motivation is that there is change needed in the fashion industry as it is one of the most polluting industries. 

I could not have done this all without the help of my boyfriend. He loves taking pictures and he supports me in everything I do. He really is the best fiancé I could wish for. 

Q: What would be your advice to someone who wants to start living consciously?

You don’t need to do it all at once. Small steps are perfectly fine. It’s all about making decisions consciously. Think about the things you want to buy, if you really need it and if it adds something to your life.

What are your tips for creating a sustainable wardrobe?

The best tip is to read my Ebook, haha it’s all in there, but I think the most important lesson is to value the items you already have. When you think about how much clothing you actually need; iit’s not much! We often wear the same items over and over again, and that is very sustainable. 

Q: Which clothes are your wardrobe essentials?

I think it’s actually very personal. For one person it might be a well-fitted jeans for someone else it might be a black dress. I think the most important thing is that you create small collections within your wardrobe that fit well together, so that you have more options.

Q: What do you think about our newly launched FOR YOU service?

I think it’s a perfect service for life nowadays, especially when we talk about sustainability. It’s sometimes hard to find the item you like in a sustainable fabric or from an ethical brand or in the right sizing! This service is the solution for this, I think it’s very welcome for a lot of women.

Q: Have ever experienced wearing bespoke clothes?What do you feel when wearing a garment made especially for you?

Yes, I have a bag that is made especially for me and it feels so good. It truly fits my style and I think that it super important when we’re talking about sustainable fashion; making sure that the lifecycle is as long as possible. With items made for you, they have extra value for you and you will probably keep the items longer too. 

Your own life quote or quote that inspires you

If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito’. I think it’s super true. If everyone would think what they doesn’t have any impact, we would not make any progress. I think more and more people want to make better choices in life, because it feels good too!

For daily inspiration on how to slow it down, check out Stephanie Instagram @letstalkslow

Find more about “Slow it down” Ebook

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