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Sustainability Behind the Closet Door

Many consumers are conscious of their lifestyle decisions and the environmental and economic impact of their purchases. Some women, for example, may find it difficult to look stylish, be ecologically, economically and socially savvy with their choices and still have a wardrobe that conveys the appropriate message. There are many choices, and sometimes knowing where to start can be a challenge.

Loren North recently began offering personal stylist services through her company Through The Closet Door to help women overcome these issues while focusing on sustainability. She helps individuals define their own style and create outfits to reflect that style; save money by helping people reuse what they already own; and provide shopping services to fill the gaps by focusing on local consignment stores or national sustainable brands and designers.

North offers several key tips to extend the life of existing items and keep one’s fashion eco-friendly: “Think about ways to restyle what you own and keep wearing what you own in new ways. Consider the things you would wear to work that can be used for errands out of the house or more casual settings, so one doesn’t have to buy clothing for these situations. Many seamstresses and shoe/accessory repair local businesses exist in the Phoenix metro area; take advantage of their expertise and repair/alter what you already own and support a local business in the process.”

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