Dearest earth mama. We are spellbound by your trueness and your connection with the here and now. Watching your beautiful family grow amongst the sea and the soil and the sunshine in Hawaii is pure poetry.
I think that my location on the planet has a lot to do with that. Both, the community that I live in and the lack of thrift stores begging for people to hoard clothes priced at 50cents. My friends are all also very conscious about their style, we buy online or from local stores because there aren't any big name malls/department stores on the island. We also do clothing swaps to recycle pieces we aren't wearing anymore. Fast fashion and trends just aren't in my face, so I don't get tested like I would from living on the mainland. The ever-changing weather also dictates simplicity and honour with what I put on my body as well.
I do. This is the main criteria that draws me to collaborate with a brand. I also don't like to be super picky, as I know a lot of brands are doing their best and working to transition to a more natural and sustainable way of creating. So if it's not the best quality but a small business, I love to support. If they are vintage pieces that are not the best quality but it's eliminating fast fashion, I love to support. We are all in this ebb and flow of being more mindful in fashion choices. Compassion and awareness is key.
I would love to see that one piece smock that I can just throw on them with simple bottoms when we need to make a dash. I also loooooove unisex gear for littles and actually a lot of Nikomi's pieces are from girls brands that I create into unisex looks for him. I refuse to just dress him in t-shirts haha.
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Words by Nikki @kin.copy.co