For this week’s post I wanted to talk about something different―mindful purchasing. A big problem in a resource limited world is balancing what the environment can provide with the consumeristic demands of fast-fashion. In today’s world it is considered common and actually quite normal to make impulsive, blind purchases.
Instead of walking into a shopping mall and impulsively buying items that catch our eye, what ever happened to stopping and thinking? Hmm… Will I still be wearing this a year from now? Three years from now? Do I even really LIKE this?
Prepping for the new season tends to involve a person buying a heap of clothes that are kind of what we were looking for, in a color that sort of matches our skin tone, in a cut that’ll hopefully look nice on our body type. I mean, we can try things on, but that can take a lot of time and sometimes we leave the shop empty handed. Or, we buy clothes that are just good enough. Sound familiar? Not sure about you, but for me, a lot of trial and error goes into this process. I feel like it shouldn’t be that hard to find the perfect outfit.
I want to start a new conversation. What if we could find the perfect outfit? But first, let’s think about what we want, how we want it, and how we’d tailor it. This is where eShakti comes in.
eShakti approached me and asked if I would like to try their services and write about my experience, so I decided to give it a whirl. I try to focus my wardrobe on second-hand materials but on occasion I have the need to purchase something I can not thrift. When I do, I like to think… What can I buy that will last, will be used, and will look great?
eShakti allows its customers to customize the exact size and style of the dress. You can measure your bust and waist for example, and custom a garment perfectly tailored to your body type. Not only is this convenient in terms of making you look fabulous, it’s a great alternative way of shopping with the environment in mind. eShakti does not have pre made clothes in their warehouse. Instead, they design outfits based off each custom order. That way, each item made is an item that will be used with no excess inventory… In other words, there are no wasted materials.
What I enjoyed from my experience was how my dress fit so nicely on my body and how well made the material was. I custom ordered my dress to have a V-neckline and shortened the hem a bit to accentuate certain parts of my body. Since this dress is designed exactly to my liking in a classic fit, I can see myself wearing this ten years from now. Talk about a great investment!
If you’re interested in customizing something for yourself, you can enter the promo code “sustainabledaisy” anytime between now and March 26 to receive 10% off your order.
Hope you all had a great week!