WHO’S THAT GIRL?
Welcome to Let’s Talk Slow. An honest lifestyle platform that takes you on my conscious journey;
I’m Stephanie van den Sigtenhorst, an optimistic babe on a conscious mission. I’m also the author of the book ‘A Sustainable Wardrobe’ and the founder of this platform Let’s Talk Slow. Starting my fashion career at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, I learned about how important sustainability was becoming in fashion. However I was too impressed by design and aesthetics. At first, I did not want to know how bad the industry actually was. However, after watching some shocking documentaries as The True Cost [which you obviously all should watch], it became clear to me that change is much needed in this dirty fashion industry.
This mindset brought me to, a sustainable fashion label from the Netherlands where I got to learn a lot about sustainability in fashion. Nowadays I work on my platform and as a consultant for brands on their photography or sustainable strategy. [If you want to know more about this, please check my portfolio here.]
WHAT’S THE FUSS ABOUT?
There is so much choice in this consumption driven society. How can we even keep up? Brands make sure we want the best, the newest, the coolest, the most..actually we need everything that has the word ‘thé’ in front off.
Working in fashion has got me to learn about how polluting the fashion industry actually is. Fast fashion is the norm, however somewhere, someone is paying for these low and unreal prices. I think it is time to become more aware about what we buy and why we buy it. Do we actually need it? Or will it make us happy just for a day – or two.
Being conscious is the way to go. I am always on the lookout for fair, eco and conscious treasures, and I am pleased to share this excitement with you. Hoping this will guide you through the number of options out there.
WHERE YOU AT?
Please note that this is not a platform, pointing a finger. I would just like to show you how we, together, can change an industry. Click ahead and find fair brands, conscious places and some tips and tricks, that will help you make well thought-out choices.
Here I am, trying to help this industry a little and I hope you want to help too. That is why I would love to provide you with a path through the number of conscious options out there. Hoping it helps you with making some valuable decisions!
Come on this journey with me. Take it slow, sit back, relax and get inspired. But first: make some tea! Or wine – I understand.
Let’s make this world a tiny bit better, step by step. Enjoy!
Stephanie van den Sigtenhorst