Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.

- Margaret Mead


LEAN CLOSET: a) A commitment to purchasing fewer items of higher quality, in an effort to create a streamlined wardrobe full of well-loved, carefully considered pieces; b) the manifestation of how less is more when it comes to clothes and style. 

It wasn't long after I began blogging about capsule wardrobes and my own personal style evolution that I realized I was kind of missing the mark when it comes to building a "thoughtful closet." Sure, investing in fewer pieces of higher quality is paramount to any shopaholic's recovery process, but it wasn't until I watched The True Cost and began considering the origin of the garments I was purchasing that I became aware of just how crucial and powerful our shopping habits can be.

The world of ethical fashion is vast and growing steadily. There are many ways to build a lean closet while prioritizing human rights, reducing environmental impact, and supporting talented individuals with stories to share. 

My blog mission is to encourage you to hop on board and consider what you hang in your closet. I have found the process of building a lean closet to be massively useful as I define my personal style. If any of what I'm learning leads to greater clarity and satisfaction with your own style, well that would just be awesome. 

For my part, you can find new posts here every Thursday detailing: 

  1. My own trials and tribulations with building a lean closet - including my own definition of "lean"

  2. Stories from the world of ethical fashion

  3. Tools, tips and resources to help you with your own closet mission

Things are happening within the lean closet movement; there is a strong community of conscientious consumers dedicated to inspiring change. We'd love to have you join us.