Welcome to the September issue of Green Living Magazine, where fashion has become our passion for the month.
As the new Managing Editor, it gives me great pleasure to be a part of this amazing team of eco-conscious colleagues. Our mission is to deliver impactful and interesting information that will allow you to become more aware of how we can protect our environment and sustain a healthier lifestyle. I would also like to introduce you to our new Assistant Editor, Anna Dorl. I am so proud and grateful to have her on our team.
I love fashion. My whole life, I have always looked forward to September — when the temperatures begin to cool down and the new season of clothing would arrive in the stores. It would mean that my mother would take me shopping to get a whole new wardrobe for school. But I remember, however, that it was my uncle who taught me to look at and feel the fabrics, making sure that I was purchasing good quality clothing that would last a long time. During that time, sustainable fashions or fabrics were not words in my vocabulary. The closest I would come to anything recycled was my grandmother’s collection of costume jewelry — hand-me-downs that her friends would give her and she would color- coordinate with her outfits. The collection was rather extensive, as her baubles were tucked away in a six-drawer dresser, filled to the brim.
This month, we are featuring articles on fashion, the industry of fashion and a foundation that is doing its part to support global artisans and the beautiful textiles they create. After interviewing Susan Hull Walker of IBU Movement and IBU Foundation, I too wanted to participate in helping to empower women and give back. I am honored to share their story with you.
Storytelling is powerful, and it’s through those stories that we are able to learn and grow, and become inspired and motivated to make changes within our own lives. As I look forward to sharing more stories, I leave you with this: Each of us can make a difference, and together, we can influence change.
Photo Credit: Gary Glenn Portraits