December 15, 2022
They say that we are what we think, what we feel, and what we do. And everything we do are small decisions that we make on a daily basis, from what to eat to what to wear. Therefore, the way we dress speaks volumes about us. Just as there is verbal communication, there is also non-verbal communication. And clothing and accessories are part of this category.
Our fashion style is a way of conveying information to others. Through our clothing and accessory choices we are revealing a bit of who we are, what our character is, and even our way of thinking. The clothes and accessories we wear represent our identity; they are something like our cover letter to others. This is why it is so important to find our own style, and not the one our parents impose on us when we are children, nor the one our friends consider cool.
The truth is that there is no right way to dress. There are as many styles as there are people in the world. However, there are small details that reveal a lot about a person’s values, especially when it comes to accessories. It’s not the same to wear clothes from an international store, that to wear a Oaxaca artisanal handbag.
We would like to clarify that there is nothing wrong with choosing mass-made products. However, we want to communicate that when someone goes for the handmade, local option, it certainly says a lot about their commitment to the local economy and tradition.
This type of actions even speak of conscience with the environment, since the fast fashion industry is one of the most polluting on the planet. On the other hand, artisanal products often use organic materials to be more sustainable.
Think about the type of accessories you have today… The hats, belts, glasses, and bags you have in your closet. What do you think they say about the person you are? Do they reflect your personality? Or are they generic products that were cool at the time? Do you support a specific community? Do they talk about your values? If not, maybe it’s time to rethink the kind of fashion decisions you make.
You can start making a change today. Elevate your style by choosing one of our handwoven bags made by Oaxacan artisans. With your purchase, you will be helping them and their families.
December 15, 2022