Last night I dreamt I met Tim Ferriss.
I was sitting down on a park bench reading a book about Vagabonding that he recommends, and there he came… strolling along with his little beanie. I waved at him, and showed him proudly what I was reading, and then almost immediately following his approving nod, I convinced him to give me a hug.
(FYI, my dreams are random.)
If you haven’t heard of Tim Ferriss, chances are your life could be better. His book The 4-Hour Workweek is one of the most important books of our time. (Sans exaggeration.)
The gist: “Stop working yourself into a stupor building other people’s dreams so that one day when you’re old and decrepit, you can finally attempt to enjoy your life. Instead, enjoy your life now. Here’s how…”
Tim Ferriss has inspired so many of us to live differently. To work differently, to learn differently, to travel differently, and most importantly, to think differently.
Today we bring you another example of how you can choose to live differently, and save your soul at the same time.
And it involves your shopping habits.
Society and industry has taught us to hate our closets and crave “new” and “more” much like it has us craving donuts and ice cream. And, in case you’re not aware, our current state of insane consumerism in the western world is massively screwing up the planet.
Allow me to convince you… (read on.)
I recently watched the brilliant documentary The True Cost, a behind-the-scenes foray into the fast fashion industry, revealing the heinous truth of inhumanity and deplorable conditions of its workers.
Meaning, in a nutshell, that factory workers are living and working in inhumane conditions to make next-to-nothing so that we can buy nine buck tops and tees from H&M or Zara every month.
It’s pure lunacy, and yet, most of us mindlessly take part in it. I know I have.
Now, I’m not an expert on the fashion industry, but our special guest today is. Michelle Pozon, aka The Closet Guru – Paris, is a spiritual stylist, and in today’s video, she shares insight on the current state of the fashion industry, and some different choices that we can all make.
Love clothes? Don’t want to support the abhorrent fast fashion industry?
You’re in luck. In addition to the places featured in our video, there’s a profusion of other ways to conscious consciously. One of our favorite resources for sustainable shopping and conscious consumption is the site My Green Closet, where you’ll find an amazing directory of where to shop ecologically online.
I gotta admit… after watching The True Cost, speaking with Michelle, and doing additional research on my own, I’m almost ready to join a nudist colony…
No, but seriously, for me, minimalism is the new black. I’m actually flirting with the idea of devising a capsule wardrobe. (Like… full on Project 333.)
What do you guys think? Have you heard of a “capsule wardrobe”? Have you ever been tempted? As always, leave us a comment below with your thoughts and musings on this important topic.
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